1960

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C20 year in topic 1960 (MCMLX) was Year article header/zc. It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.

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February

A section of lunch counter from the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth's where the Greensboro sit-ins began is now preserved in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History

March

The iconic picture of Che Guevara."[1]

April

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Tiros I prototype on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

May

Francis Gary Powers wearing special pressure suit for stratospheric flying

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World population

  • World population: 3,021,475,000
    • Africa: 277,398,000
    • Asia: 1,701,336,000
    • Europe: 604,401,000
    • Latin America: 218,300,000
    • North America: 204,152,000
    • Oceania: 15,888,000

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