Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty-two years ago today, May 28, 1963, President John F. Kennedy, whose family has a history of the love of the outdoors, signed into law the Outdoor Recreation Act of 1963.
President Kennedy said...
"This legislation will enable the Department of Interior through its newly formed Bureau of Outdoor Recreation to undertake the planning, research and coordination tasks outlined by the Outdoor Resources Review Commission..."
The President also called for passage of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to permit those benefiting from the Nation's outdoor resources to help acquire land and water areas need for future use.
"John F. Kennedy: "Remarks Upon Signing the Outdoor Recreation Bill," May 28, 1963, by Gerhard Peters & John T. Wooley, The American Presidency Project, www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
RFK UPSET BY McCARTHY IN OREGON PRIMARY
Salem, Oregon (JFK+50) Forty-seven years ago today, May 28 1968, New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy's campaign for the 1968 Democratic nomination for President of the United States took a hit when Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota defeated him in the Oregon primary.
McCarthy, whose surprise showing in the New Hampshire primary earlier led President Lyndon B. Johnson to drop out of contention, polled 163,990 to RFK's 141,631.
VW FOUNDED IN WOLFSBURG
Wolfsburg, Germany (JFK+50) Seventy-eight years ago today, May 28, 1937, Volkswagen was founded here in Wolfsburg.
Adolf Hitler had promised the German people "a car for the broad masses....to answer their transportation needs."
The beginning of WWII in 1939 shut down production of "The People's Car" but 20 years later VW's "Beetle" became the #1 import car in the USA.