Byhalia, Mississippi (JFK+50) American novelist William Faulkner* died 52 years ago today, July 6, 1962, here in Byhalia.
Mr. Faulkner wrote 13 novels, many short stories and a play. One of his most famous works is "The Sound and the Fury" (1929).
Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949.
President John F. Kennedy said...
"Since Henry James, no writer has left behind such a vast and enduring monument to the strength of American literature.
From this world he sought to illuminate the restless searching of all men and his insight spoke to the hearts of all who listened."
The test was conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The Yucca Flat site had a total of 739 nuclear test explosions.
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Officials of the Kennedy administration expressed cautious optimism 51 years ago today, July 6, 1963, that growing ideological differences between the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics and Communist China would lead the Soviets to seek closer relations with the United States.
The Chinese government had been increasingly critical of Soviet policy which it considered to be accommodating to the West.
The optimism expressed by government officials was short-lived, however, when Chairman Nikita Khrushchev was replaced in 1964 by more hard-line Soviet leaders.
P.J. KENNEDY ARRIVES IN KANSAS CITY
Kansas City, Missouri (JFK+50) Patrick Joseph Kennedy**, representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, arrived here in Kansas City as delegate of the Democratic National Convention 114 years ago today, July 6, 1900.
This marked the third time Mr. Kennedy had served as a delegate at a national convention.
P.J. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy's paternal grandfather, was known as a politician who was always willing to help constituents in need.
"Everyone who ran for political office would get $50 or $75 from P.J...."
Unfortunately, PJ's generosity did not do him any favors when he ran for Street Commissioner in 1908. His defeat hit him and particularly his son, Joe, very hard.
Doris Kearns Goodwin writes that the lesson young Joe Kennedy learned from this experience was to "stay out of politics."
William Jennings Bryan and Adali E. Stevenson were selected as the Democratic Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominees of 1900.
"The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, An American Saga," by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1987.