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Busy day, this February 27th in 1960. President Eisenhower, continuing his tour of South America was given a warm welcome, at first, in Buenos Aires. But protests quickly got out of hand with teargas flying along with rocks, and Ike decided it was a good idea to take some time off and go golfing. South America was rapidly becoming a hotbed of anti-American sentiment, particularly since Cuba was proving to be a major fly-in-the-ointment to U.S. Foreign policy.
But the world continued to spin no matter what. And news from Buckingham Palace was greeted with a goodly amount of hoopla, as it was announced Princess Margaret said yes to Photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones and wedding bells were set to chime in the near-future. Tensions were also ratcheting up in the Middle East with yet another threat of all-out war looming.
The U.S. was doing so-so in the Winter Olympics, taking 2nd place in Squaw Valley. The U.S. was also doing so-so with the South scoring an epic Fail in the area of Civil Rights. The Lunch Counter protests were continuing and gaining momentum, while the racist element were rearing their lily-white heads in opposition, prompting noted Black Comic Jackie “Moms” Mabley to say “I don’t want to go to school with you, all I want is a piece of that cheesecake”.
And so it went – this February 27th in 1960 as presented by The NBC World News Roundup (yes, they had one too).