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Tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) are set for firing in non atomic blast conducted to record the intensity of the blast in Canada.

A non atomic blast in Canada. A test is conducted to record the intensity of the blast in an area. Tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) are set for firing. The workers do the last minute checking of their instruments. Men gather to witness the test. An explosion occurs. A massive cloud of smoke rises. A dough nut shape smoke cloud rises. It indicates the success of the test.

Date: 1961, August 7
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Icebreaker John A McDonald on a rescue mission in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.

Icebreaker John A McDonald at work in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. White whales in water. Crewmen inside the icebreaker. Helicopter on the deck of John A McDonald. Pilot sitting inside helicopter. Aerial view of icebreaker from helicopter. Icebreaker plows up the path to the sea for two freighters trapped in ice.

Date: 1961, March
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President John F Kennedy visits Ottawa, Canada.

Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker greet U.S. President John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy. President Kennedy arrives at Governor's house and sits with Governor Vanier and other dignitaries. United States flag outside Candian Parliament. Jacqueline Kennedy takes her position in the Parliament gallery. President addresses joint session of the Parliament.

Date: 1961, May 18
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Canada defeats Soviet Union in World Hockey Championship in Geneva.

Ice hokey match between Canada and USSR during World Amateur Hockey Championship in Geneva, Switzerland. People cheer as match proceeds. Canadian team making goals one after the other. Russian players loose temper and fight during the game. Smoke Eaters, the Canadian national team gathers near the goal post and celebrates the win by 5-1.

Date: 1961, March
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin returns after his historic space walk and NASA launches Mercury spaceships for sub orbital flights.

Soviet and American achievements in space travel in the year 1961, during the so called "space race". Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin returns after his historic trip in space and NASA launches its Mercury Freedom 7 spaceship for sub orbital flight by Astronaut Alan Shepard. A news paper reports about the success of Russian space mission as the Yuri Gagarin returns after a space trip. A large crowd gathered cheers for Gagarin. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) workers work on Mercury-Redstone 3 spacecraft "Freedom 7" for carrying out sub-orbital flight, manned by Alan Shepard. Scene shows launch of the Mercury MR-3 mission on May 5, 1961. View of Commander Shepard in capsule during flight. Helicopter lifting Alan Shepard to safety after the successful flight. Commander Shephard shown beside the spaceship capsule on deck of aircraft carrier after recovery. View of flight preparations for Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4). Liftoff of MR-4 on July 21, 1961, commanded by Astronaut Captain Gus Grissom. NASA scientists in Mission control room. Helicopter rescues astronaut Grissom from sea after safe splashdown of MR-4. View of bridge of ship USS Randolph (USS-15) during recovery effort. Astronaut Grissom walking on the deck of the aircraft carrier after recovery.

Date: 1961, July
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Miss UK, Rose Marie Franklin is crowned Miss World 1961 in London, England

Delegates of China, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom and United States walk on the ramp during the 1961 Miss World Competition. Large audience cheers the participants. Miss United Kingdom, Rose Marie Franklin wins the competition and is crowned by Hollywood star Bob Hope. Winner and runners-up pose for photographs.

Date: 1961, November 9
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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