Disneyland park closed its gates on November 23, 1963 in honor of President John F. Kennedy. He was assassinated the day before, November 22, 1963. Kennedy is known to have visited Disneyland park only once, as Senator, in October 1959.
Disneyland closed after Kennedy’s assassination, 1963
- Crowd watching a solar eclipse with protective glasses, 1923 — Share the History Love... On September 10, 1923, a solar eclipse lasting three hours obscured 90 percent of the sunlight over Los Angeles. The watching crowd wore protective glasses but still risked their eyesight: Color or x-ray film filters visible light but offers no protection against the infrared and ultraviolet radiation that can irreversibly burn [...]
- Walgreens (Nashville) lunch counter sit-in, 1960 — Share the History Love... Rodney Powell (standing) talks with other sit-in participants at Walgreens drugstore in Nashville, Tennessee on March 25, 1960. On February 13, 1960, members of the Nashville Student Movement and the Nashville Christian Leadership Council began a campaign of sit-ins at “whites only” lunch counters in Nashville stores. Their goal was to end [...]
- Students viewing an eclipse with “sun scopes,” 1963 — Share the History Love... A group of fifth-grade students in Maywood, Illinois view an eclipse with “sun scopes” on July 20, 1963. By piercing a three-millimeter hole in cardboard boxes to create crude pinhole cameras, the students could watch an inverted image of the eclipse cross the inside of the box without harming their eyes. [...]
- Betty Ford dancing on the Cabinet Room table, 1977 — Share the History Love... Betty Ford dancing on the Cabinet Room table on her last day as First Lady on January 19, 1977. David Hume Kennedy, the photographer, described how this photo came to be in a New York Times article: I was accompanying Mrs. Ford as she strolled around the West Wing of the [...]
- Albert Einstein riding a bicycle, 1933 — Share the History Love... Albert Einstein riding a bicycle in front of Ben Meyer’s House in Santa Barbara, California on February 6, 1933. Meyer was a California Institute of Technology trustee. Share the History Love... [...]