March 1, 1958


Granted, President Eisenhower’s health was an important issue by 1958, but it’s hard to picture anyone pitching a story about his dental work for Page 1 … An atomic-powered rocket to the moon … And a major setback for Caryl Chessman, who was seeking an appeal on the grounds that the record of his trial couldn’t be recovered because the court reporter died before transcribing it and no one else could read it.


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