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Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in Washington D.C. and is welcomed by President Eisenhower.

'Khrushchev's American journey' about Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Washington D.C., United States. An aircraft lands at an airport in Washington D.C., United States and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrives on September 15, 1959. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower welcomes him. Khrushchev being greeted by officials and girls present him with flowers. An honor guard lined up to welcome the Soviet Premier. 21 guns being fired to honor him. President Eisenhower delivers a welcome note as he expresses his gladness on Premier Khrushchev's visit to America. He also mentions about the talks between the two leaders about unresolved international questions. Premier Khrushchev in his address thanks President Eisenhower for giving him a warm welcome. Mr. And Mrs. Khrushchev along with the President leave in a car. Motorcade moves past a large crowd in the streets. They get off the car outside the President's guest house where Premier Khrushchev will stay. Khrushchev arrives at the White House where he presents a memento to President Eisenhower as Vice President Richard Nixon and others look on. President Eisenhower and the Soviet Premier board a helicopter and go for an aerial tour of the Washington D.C. Aerial views of the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Key Bridge over Potomac River, local highways, suburban residential area and suburban shopping center as seen from the air.

Date: 1959, September 15
Duration: 8 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Eisenhower briefs press about his 2 1/2 week trip to nine countries during a press conference in Washington DC

U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's 175th press conference in Washington DC, United States. Several correspondents from different nations arrive for the President's 175th press conference. Men prepare cameras mounted on tripod stands at the back of a hall. President Eisenhower with an official walks past the newsmen seated in the hall. The President makes an announcement of his two and a half weeks' trip starting from December 4, 1959. The newsmen taking notes. The President says that he would be visiting nine countries and would be making brief informal visits to Rome, Ankara, Karachi, Kabul and would be in New Delhi for the inauguration of the American Exhibit at the World Agricultural Fair on December 11. He says he will visit Tehran and Athens on his way to Paris for the Western Summit meeting. He gives details of the 3 main days. December 4 - when they would be developing legislative program for the coming year, December 11 - the beginning of the World Agricultural Fair, and December 19 - when he would be in Paris for a meeting. A newsman asks the President the purpose of this extensive visit. The President states the importance and need of being the first U.S. President to make an extensive visit to a strategic continent like Asia. He expresses his interest in visiting India and millions of people who are struggling to raise their standard of living. He says that he will visit Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and other nations on the way. The President further says that he hopes to build in that region of Asia and in many other parts, a better understanding of the United States. A correspondent asks the President whether Mrs. Eisenhower and his family members would be joining him for the visit. The President says that some of his family members would be joining him but may be not his wife.

Date: 1959, November 4
Duration: 5 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Crowd awaits for the glimpse of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Junior outside a Georgetown house in Washington D.C.

Glimpse of newborn John F. Kennedy Jr. in Washington D.C. Crowd awaits on a Georgetown street in freezing weather to get a glimpse of President-elect John F. Kennedy's son, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Junior. A woman walks out of the house holding baby John F. Kennedy Jr. President-elect of the United States John F. Kennedy and his wife, the soon-to-be First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy walk out of the house. They step into a large white 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Town Car and leave for Palm Beach. Other Georgetown homes in the background.

Date: 1960, December 12
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Alaska Statehood Act in the White House allowing Alaska to become the 49th U.S. state.

Exteriors of the White House in Washington DC. Interior of the White House shows U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signing Alaska Statehood Act on July 7, 1958, granting Alaska status as the 49th state as of January 3, 1959. U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and other officials surround President Eisenhower. Workers work with the U.S. flag showing 49th star added to new staggered star design.

Date: 1959, January 3
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States military prepares for any emergency during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 16, 1962.

Events leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. A helicopter lands on the White House lawn in Washington DC. Beach views in Cuba. A military parade. Desecration of a monument. A crowd of cheering Cuban people as Fidel Castro enters Havana, Cuba in 1959. United Nations building. Fidel Castro and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev embrace. Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union Anastas Mikoyan deplanes and is greeted by Fidel Castro in Havana. A trade agreement between Russia and Cuba signed by Fidel Castro. Russian cargo ships en route to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats. A map depicts proximity of Cuba to the U.S. U.S. surveillance aircraft heading for Cuba. A sign reads 'HQ. 4080 S W Intelligence Division'. Men examine reconnaissance photographs of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. The photographs show transports and tents for fueling and maintenance. A sign reads 'Strategic Missile Facility GAM 77 Combined Systems'. U.S. rockets readied for any emergency. A U.S. Air Force aircraft takes off from an airfield. U.S. Navy ships in the Atlantic Ocean. A U.S. submarine underway at sea.

Date: 1962, October 16
Duration: 4 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mayor of West Berlin Willy Brandt addresses a press conference during his visit to Washington D.C.

Visit of Mayor of West Berlin,Willy Brandt to Washington D.C., United States Willy Brandt and his wife disembark from a plane in Washington D.C. Dignitaries receive and greet them. Willy Brandt addresses the journalists at a press conference.

Date: 1959, February 9
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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