Mar. 28, 1962 - New York police detectives will mosey up to toy gun counters during the next few weeks and figuratively give the order to “Draw!” If the gun that comes out looks too much like the real thing, the detective is authorized to confiscate it. Police Commissioner Michael J. Murphy today ordered the crackdown on the sale of toy pistols that look like real weapons because a number of recent robberies have been committed with toys. Notices went out to all precincts and
Jan. 2, 1962 - Kurt Seligmann (pictured in 1946), 61-year-old artist, author, and costume designer, killed himself accidentally today while shooting at animals stealing bird feed from his backyard. The New York state police said Mr. Seligmann had slipped down three steps leading from his home into the backyard. They said his .22 rifle had discharged into his head. After an autopsy at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, the Orange County Coroner issued a ruling of “accidental dea
Aug. 1, 1961 - The death certificate concerning Ernest Hemingway (pictured in 1935) was filed in Ketchum, Idaho today. It said the author had died of "a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head." Blaine County Coroner Ray McGoldrick said he had left blank the space that would have shown whether the death was an accident or a suicide. Mr. Hemingway's body was found July 2 in a foyer off the living room of his Ketchum hunting lodge. He had been killed by a blast from both barre
July 5, 1961 - When a hold-up man comes into Charles DiMaggio's grocery on New York's Lexington Avenue and points a gun in his face, Mr. DiMaggio almost yawns. It has happened 20 times in the last 14 years. Bandit No. 20 visited him last night. At 11:10, as Mr. DiMaggio tended his store, a hold-up man said, "Get down, or I'll blow your brains out." Mr. DiMaggio got down. His visitor reached for the $200 in the register. Mr. DiMaggio reached for a rifle he keeps handy. He
July 3, 1961 - The death of Ernest Hemingway (pictured in 1959) brought tears, shock, and mourning to Madrid today. In the city's cafés and dimly lit bars, the author's friends, admirers, and critics discussed the life and death of the author, who formerly lived in Spain and was known there as "Don Ernesto." The newspaper Hoja de Lunes said in a front-page story that Mr. Hemingway was "a great lover of our country, the bullfights, and Spanish literature." #literature #b
July 2, 1961 - President Kennedy mourned today the death of Ernest Hemingway, whom he called one of America's greatest authors and "one of the great citizens of the world." The President, who is spending the July 4th weekend in Hyannis Port, Mass., with his family, issued a statement after hearing of Mr. Hemingway's death: "From his first emergence as one of the bright literary stars in Paris during the twenties, as a chronicler of the "Lost Generation” which he was to
July 2, 1961 - Ernest Hemingway was found dead this morning of a shotgun wound to the head at his home in Ketchum, Idaho. The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author would have been 62 on July 21. His wife stated that Mr. Hemingway, an expert on firearms, killed himself accidentally while cleaning the weapon. Mr. Hemingway's body, clad in a robe and pajamas, was found by Mrs. Hemingway in the foyer of their house. A double-barreled, 12-gauge shotgun lay beside him. Mrs.