NUCLEAR TEST LEAVES HUGE CRATER & FALLOUT
A nuclear test conducted today at the Yucca Flat, Nevada site resulted in the largest man-made crater in US history as well as 2 radioactive clouds which rose 2 to 3 miles into the air.
The test was conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.*
*The Yucca Flat site had a total of 739 nuclear test explosions.
Crater at Yucca Flat, Nevada
July 6, 1962
National Nuclear Security
July 6, 1963
OFFICIALS OPTIMISTIC SOVIETS WILL SEEK CLOSER TIES TO US
Officials of the Kennedy administration expressed cautious optimism today that the growing ideological differences between the USSR & China will lead the Soviets to seek closer relations with the United States.
The Chinese government has been increasingly critical of Soviet policy which it considers to be accommodating to the West.*
*This optimism was short-lived when in 1964 Khrushchev was replaced by more hard-line Soviet leaders.
Soviet Premier (1963)
Photo by Peter Heinz Junge
German Federal Archive
July 6, 1933
"GAME OF THE CENTURY" HELD IN CHICAGO
Major League Baseball held its 1st All-Star game today at Chicago's Cominskey Park pitting the best of the American vs. National League players.
The American League All-Stars won the game by a score of 4-2 before 47,595 fans.
The fans themselves had voted for their favorite players. They included Babe Ruth, Lefty Grove, Joe Cronin, Jimmy Foxx nd Lou Gehrig.*
*The "Game of the Century" was held in conjunction with the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
1937 American League All-Stars
Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey
Joe DiMaggio, Charles Gehringer &
Photo by Harris & Ewing
Library of Congress Photo