People: Jul. 20, 1962


Among 80,000 Thais who streamed into a Bangkok park to see John Glenn's Friendship 7 space capsule, going round the world this time at eye level, was Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (means "Possessor of the Thunderbolt"), 10. The short-pants prince's first question: "Can I get it?"

"The Supreme Court has just deconsecrated the nation," declared California's Episcopal Bishop James A. Pike, 49, adding that the court's decision against a New York State law requiring a daily prayer in public schools was tantamount to setting up a secular state religion—of "time and history, but...

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