— Forest Service Station completed.
— Nonviolent protests against segregation spread widely in the South.
— Construction of Surbeck Center begins.
— First computer installed on campus.
— Mineral Industries Building completed.
— Master’s degrees authorized in civil engineering and paleontology.
— (February) John Glenn, Jr. is the first American to orbit the earth.
— (July) Telstar communications satellite beams Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert from Mt. Rushmore.
— (October) Cuban missile crisis.
— (October 24) Surbeck Center dedication.
— (November 22) President John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
— U.S. begins covert military operations against North Vietnam.
— (July 1) Harvey Fraser becomes first School of Mines dean of engineering.
— Graduate programs established in mechanical engineering and meteorology.
— Thirteenth President: Dr. Harvey Fraser, 1966-75.
— Ph.D. programs authorized for electrical engineering, geology, geological engineering, and physics.
— All-weather track completed.
— Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy assassinated.
— (March 12) Astronaut Frank Borman receives first School of Mines honorary doctor of engineering degree.
— (July 16) Apollo II landed on the moon.
— (September 5) Palmerton Hall completed; dedicated.
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