JAMAICA's historical landscape is littered with dates which have shaped the terrain as well as the future of the country's diverse inhabitants.
These events range from catastrophic to euphoric with no shortage of recollection whenever the various milestones are mentioned.
From earthquakes, hurricanes and fires to Olympic glory and Independence, The Gleaner started chronicling Jamaica's roller-coaster history ride in 1834, and has had a front-row seat at every major event since.
With 2012 marking Jamaica's 50th year of Independence from Great Britain, The Gleaner continues to share events which made the news, this day, in 1962.
Braham quits as IDC general manager
Harold Braham has resigned as general manager of the Industrial Development Corporation. The announcement, made yesterday by J.L.R. Bovell, chairman of the corporation, said the resignation became effective on September 30, and that no successor to Braham had been named.
JFK: Counter Red menace in Cuba
President John F. Kennedy today appealed for unity of all the American republics in meeting the communist menace in Cuba, but did not spell out just how he thought the problem should be met. The president spoke to foreign ministers of the 10 American republics who began a closed-door conference today, devoted principally to the problem of the Soviet build-up in Cuba and strengthening of a communist regime in the Western Hemisphere.
Phillips acting Appeal Court president
Justice R. R. Phillips, puisne judge, has been appointed by the governor general, Sir Kenneth Blackburne, to act as president of the Court of Appeal due to the illness of the Honourable Leslie Cundall, president of the court.
Girl killed by car
Viviene Francis, seven, was killed on Walkerswood Road on Friday when she was hit by a car as she crossed the road. The police were told that Viviene, who was on an errand, was hit by a consul car owned and driven by Glen Perkins, an employee of Reynolds Mines Jamaica Limited.