April 4, 1960 - Republicans kick off Presidential race. Violence escalates in South Africa. Cause of crash of National Airlines Plane in North Carolina ruled to be a bomb. Largest Communist Youth Rally staged in Havana. Oscars coming up this evening.
April 4, 2012

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The love in the room - just not for us.


News for this April 4th in 1960 was short and medicinal. President Eisenhower heaped praise on vice-President Richard Nixon as the 1960 Presidential campaign got underway from the Republican camp. The general consensus of opinion was Nixon would be a shoe-in for the nomination.

Meanwhile, violence continued in South Africa with hospitals reporting a shortage of bandages to treat the injured. Protests against the White-Minority government were intensifying, as were the crackdowns.

A board of Inquiry from Civil Aeronautics concluded the recent crash of a National Airlines plane in North Carolina was the object of a bomb planted on board. No clues as to who did it though.

The biggest Communist Youth Rally ever held took place in Havana, Cuba with a sea of Cuba, Si - Yanki, No placards on display. There was seemingly no end to the love for us, particularly in Cuba.

And this night was the night of the Oscars in Hollywood.

All this and some cheery ads for Sylvania Blue Dot Flashbulbs all via NBC News On The Hour.

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