News of this day in history for November 23, 1962 - A coup in Argentina was thwarted with arrests made. A border dispute between Yemen and Saudi Arabia threatens to blow up. Tense ceasefire between China and India. C.O.R.E. (Congress Of Racial Equality) stages sit-ins at two cafeterias and a movie theater in Greensboro. And 173 people have died so far on this Thanksgiving holiday in traffic accidents.
November 23, 2011

The China-India War ceasefire - a different kind of tension.

News on this day in 1962 was seemingly all about conflict. As reported by NBC News On The Hour from November 23, 1962, stories concerning an aborted coup attempt in Argentina with the plotters arrested. Tensions between Yemen and Saudi Arabia were threatening to boil over at any moment. And an uneasy ceasefire had been in place since the 20th between India and China.

At home - the Congress Of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) was staging a series of sit-ins at two cafeterias and a movie theater in Greensboro. Arrests were made including that of a Chinese exchange student.

And 173 people had died so far on the nation's highways since the beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday.

And that's what November 23rd acted and sounded like in 1962.

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