Presentation on theme: "October 27, 2012 Freehold Regional High School We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us."— Presentation transcript:
In 1962, the cost of a gallon of gasoline was… 28 cents. The cost of a dozen eggs was… 32 cents. The average cost of a new car was… $2,600.00.
The minimum hourly wage was… $1.25. The average office visit with a doctor cost… $5.00 A ticket to a movie, with popcorn, cost… 70 cents.
The average price of a new house was… $12,500 The average cost of a 1-bedroom apartment was… $110 per month Tuition at Harvard… $1,520 per year
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Cuban Missile Crisis: (August through November, 1962) USSR to build missile bases in Cuba; Kennedy orders Cuban blockade, lifts blockade after Russia backs down.
Lt. Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. is first American to orbit Earththree times in 4 hours and 55 minutes on February 20, 1962.
Vietnam in 1962... the conflict would continue for 13 more years.
April 7, 1962- A fire burned from #7 to #23 East Main Street in Freehold. There was complete destruction of all the buildings in between. The fire consumed nine stores, the apartments and offices over top the stores as well as the lobby and much of the seating area of the Strand movie theater.
The First Wal-Mart discount store is opened by Sam Walton in Bentonville, Arkansas on May 9, 1962. Marilyn Monroe is found dead on August 5, 1962 after an apparent overdose of sleeping pills. She was 36 years old.
Beatles t urned down by Decca Records after audition on January 1, 1962. Bruce Springsteen turns 13 on September 23, 1962.
On July 10th, 1962 NASA launched the Telstar 1 satellite, following a team effort by AT&T, Bell Labs and the British and French post offices. Two days later, the first transatlantic TV signal went from Maine to Brittany. A new age of communication was born. President Kennedy forgot his troubles for a moment to grin at viewers in France, who replied with a performance by Yves Montand. Telstar 1 gave up its spherical ghost after just a few months and 400 transmissions, but by then, the message had been delivered and changed the future forever.
James Meredith being escorted to class at the University of Mississippi on October 2, 1962. Meredith was the first black student admitted to the University. Dr. Martin Luther King prepares to give a speech in Chicago on March 30, 1962 calling for more federal support of the civil rights movement.
On October 2, 1962, Johnny Carson hosted his first Tonight Show for NBC Television. The show aired at 11:15 PM. He was introduced by Groucho Marx. His guests included Rudy Vallee, Joan Crawford, Tony Bennett and Mel Brooks. Carsons final appearance took place on May 22, 1992 after 30 years and a total of 4, 531 episodes.
In a quieter moment, President Kennedy and daughter, Caroline, enjoy their time together while sailing off Hyannis Port, Massachusetts in 1962.
Disclaimer: While not all the following pictures are from 1962, they are vintage Freehold.
Around Town Post Office Freehold Dairy Elks Lodge Merritt R. Lamson, Inc. Freeman Funeral Home
After-thought Times like this are special. Memory builders. When something extraordinary happens to a person, the kind of things remembered forever after dont have to be life-changing events like a graduation or, marriage or, birth of a child. Its more often the small things. The sheer joy of summer sunlight on a fragrant flower. The giggle of a toddler. Seeing and talking with an old friend. The brush of a lover's fingertips. And the person marks the moment with a flashing insight by thinking... This is special. I should remember this. Sandra Hill, Tall, Dark, and CajunSandra HillTall, Dark, and Cajun