This day in history, 52 years ago …

Down in South Knoxville this weekend, helping a friend build something for his garage, we came across this old issue of KNS. A 52-year-old copy of the evening edition from June 17, 1961.

JFK was up to some stuff:


Remember Jo Jo?


An editorial pushing City Council on a liquor vote. Some things just never change, do they?


What was happening with you in 1961? Where were you this day back then? Share your story in comments below. I, for my part, wasn’t even around.

Here’s some wiki link to top hits from 1961. Make some memories.

A few more photos:


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A journalist in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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One Response to This day in history, 52 years ago …

  1. Brandon says:

    Also worth noting is the wire item about the Discoverer 25 launch. Discoverer was the cover name for some of the Department of Defense’s early Corona spy satellites. Discoverer 25 had been launched the previous day on a reconnaissance mission:

    The stated purpose of the Discoverer series was space technology development. Its spy mission wasn’t declassified until 1992.

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