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.