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Fidel Castro Survives Assassination Attempt

October 23, 2009 |  8:00 am


Oct. 23, 1959, Times Cover
Oct. 23, 1959: The courts refuse to halt the steel strike ... And Shostakovich is coming.


Oct. 23, 1959, Page 2

Farah Dibah, on a shopping trip to Paris, refuses to confirm reports that she is engaged to marry the shah of Iran.


Oct. 23, 1959, Reds
Harper Poulson, an "unsuccessful writer but a fairly successful machinist," describes his disillusionment with the Communist Party.

Oct. 23, 1959, Sports
Paul Zimmerman writes about the problems Rome faces in preparing for the 1960 Olympics.
A Gallup Poll finds that most Republican county chairmen prefer Vice President Richard Nixon over New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater and U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge in the 1960 presidential race. 

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