06 October 2016

Bomb Shelters for Dixie

6 October 1961 

On this date in 1961...

U.S. President John F. Kennedy advised Americans in the Southern U.S. to build bomb and  fallout shelters in response to the Soviet missle threat in Cuba.

Other Years:

  • 1948 - "Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.
  • 1992 -  Texan Ross Perot appeared in his first paid broadcast on CBS-TV after entering the U.S. presidential race. 

Read: Why Know Southern History?

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