The United States military in conjunction with the United States Postal Service experiments with delivering mail by missile on June 8.
The first skull of Australopithecus is discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey in Tanzania on June 17.
The Kitchen debate between Vice-President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev is televised in the United States and the Soviet Union on July 24.
A flood in Taiwan kills about two thousand people on August 8.
Hawaii is admitted as the 50th state in the United States on August 21.
The first paper copy machine is introduced by Xerox Corporation on September 16.
More than five thousand people are killed in Japan in a typhoon on September 26.
The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is adopted by the United Nations on November 20.
Remarks: The United States continues to expand dominion. Parents begin to lose authority over their children. Entertainment for children and adults alike becomes a priority. Well published anthropological finds influences the beginnings of a disbelief in God or an agnostic view of God and in the perception of erroneous Biblical doctrine. Communism continues to expand its’ influence reaching the North American Hemisphere. Two world leaders debate in a typical suburban kitchen about the issues of the day.
During the course of this year, my father became temporarily unemployed from his union job due to a significant recession occurring at that time which resulted in a downturn in the construction industry. My parents became increasingly concerned with their financial situation as they were quickly depleting their savings and they did not have a credit card, as credit cards were virtually non-existent during that era. The building contractor with whom my father was previously employed telephoned our home to speak with my father. I answered the telephone and asked him why he had removed my father from his job. My parents were aghast that I would say such a thing at the young age of two years old and quickly removed the telephone receiver from my hand. The building contractor stated to my father that he was disturbed by my comment. My father apologized and stated that his daughter was merely repeating and synthesizing conversation heard between him and his wife, in their home. Later that day, a scolding ensued where answering the telephone was for me forbidden, for some years. In the course of that year, mother obtained evening employment bridging the shortfall of funds for household expenses.
A family pet was a Beagle hound that I enjoyed playing with during my second year. Another enjoyed pet was a parakeet that was occasionally let out of his cage for a flight around the house. Favorite toys and activities were baby dolls and puzzles. Bedtime was promptly at 7:00 pm and afternoon naps were at a designated hour of each day. Sometimes there was rebellion at bedtime where I was able to move the crib from one area of the room to the door. At times, I would pound on the closed door for quite