National Geographic November 1961
We Saw the World From the Edge of Space
The U. S. Navy launches a manned balloon to a new record of 113, 740 feet.
Last Moments of the Pompeians
With each day’s work, archaeologists piece together more details of the town tragically engulfed by a volcanic eruption in A. D. 79.
Oregon’s Sidewalk on the Sea
Beachcombers wandering the rugged coast discover treasures including fossilized scallops, purple starfish, and fishermen’s glass floats, windblown from Japan.
Scientists Drill at Sea to Pierce Earth’s Crust
A diamond- studded drill penetrates farther into the sea floor than ever before, yielding unprecedented core samples.
Queen Elizabeth Opens Parliament
For only the second time in history, cameras record this historic scene.
United Italy Marks Its 100th Year
From the Fiat factory to the film industry, Italians revel in a boom known as the risorgimento, or new awakening.
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