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.
- 1841 - At the age of 37 and after several business failures author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress committed suicide by stabbing himself.
- 1948 - "Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.
- 1977 - Boxer George Foreman married Cynthia Lewis.
- 1992 - Texan Ross Perot appeared in his first paid broadcast on CBS-TV after entering the U.S. presidential race.
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