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|April 15||Washington State|
|April 21||Opening Day|
|May 1||Alabama (alternate)|
|May 4||Non State Day Event: San Francisco Day|
|May 10||New York (VIPs visiting: Vice President Johnson, Astronaut John Glenn)|
|May 19||Scout Day Ceremony (4:45 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.)|
|May 21||World's Fair Band Concert 11:30 to 12:30
Vancouver, BC, Day (including Alderman Frank Baker) at 2:30
|May 25||Nebraska Day program at 11 a.m.
Ravenna, Nebraska, High School Band
Strategic Air Command Band from Offutt Air Base, Neb.
|May 26||Oregon Day program at 10:30|
|Visit of England's Prince Philip to the Fair|
|June 2||Connecticut Day Program (SU Basketball Coach Cazzetta representing Conn.)|
|June 3||Wyoming Day program with Governor Gage. Dinner at Rosellini's
(Architects' Day at Fair)
|June 4||Rhode Island Honor Day program at 11:30 a.m. with Lt. Gov.
Gallogly. State Dinner in evening at Club 21.
(Dr Jonas Salk Day at Fair: ceremony at Science Pavilion, luncheon at Club 21)
(Comedian George Burns tours fair)
|June 5||North Dakota Day at 11 a.m. with Gov. William Guy and master of
ceremonies Jack Gordon
Hawaii State Night at 7 p.m. with Gov. William Quinn. State dinner in Evening at Club 21 honoring both states.
|June 7||Kansas Day program at 11:30 a.m. with Gov. John Anderson, the Ness City High School Band, and "Doc" Adams from. Gunsmoke.|
|June 8||Indiana Day program at 11:30 a.m. with Governor M. E. Walsh and
MC Bill Sears. State
dinner at Club 21 in the evening.
(Seattle University graduation at Fair Arena)
(Program on UNESCO at United Nations Pavilion)
|June 9||Georgia Day program at 11:30 a.m. with Gov S Ernest Vandiver and Master of Ceremonies Jack Gordon. State dinner in evening at Club 21.|
|June 10||South Dakota Day program at 11:30 a.m. with Gov. Archie Gubbrud
(French Ambassador arrives in Seattle)
|June 11||Missouri Day program at 11:30 a.m. with Gov. Dalton and Jack
Gordon as MC
Rotary International Day
|June 12||Minnesota Day program at 11:30 a.m. with Governor Elmer Anderson, Queen of Snows Penny Hicks, Queen of the Lakes Pamela Jo Albinson, and Winter Carnival male royalty. There was a State dinner in evening in Club 21.|
|June 13||Nevada Day program at 11:30 a.m. (State dinner held at Club 21 in
Communications Day at the Fair
|June 14||Flag Day Ceremonies at 2 p.m. with Secretary of the Army Elvis Stahr
guest speaker. Program opened with selections by U.S.Army 4th Infantry Band
(Fort Lewis), Elks Lodge 92 Queen Leanna Nelson sang the national anthem with
Flag Day Ceremony by Elks, singing by Choraleers of Garfield High School. Fair
President Gandy introduced Stahr.
Mortimer J Adler, philosopher, author and educator visits Fair.
|June 15||California with Gov. Pat Brown program at 11:30 with the Univ. of California's (Berkeley) Straw Hat Band and Porterville, Calif., High School Panther Band. State Dinner at Club 21 in the evening.|
|June 16||Concert at Plaza of the States with the Sonora, Calif., High School Band, the Lincoln, Neb., Boys Choir, and the Corvallis, Ore., High School Band|
|June 17||State Legislative Leaders Conference program at 1 p.m. Part of
the National Conference of Legislative Leaders. Featured were Gordon Boone,
majority leader of Maryland House of Representatives; Carl T. Burgess, South
Dakota; Richard J. Roth, New York; Walter J Mahoney, New York; Arthur J.
Bidwell, Illinois; Henry King Loweman, Kentucky; John Powers, Massachusetts;
Ranger Rogers, Colorado; George L Smith II, Georgia; Jesse M. Unruh, California;
and Pail Van Dalsem, Arkansas. The General Committee on Arrangements were
represented by a number of state legislators and staff including: Robert Seeber.
Norway Day at Fair with events at the Opera House
|June 18||Rhode Island Day program with Lt. Gov. Edward P. Gallogly. State
Dinner in evening at Club 21.
Lord Abbott Ohtani, head of Judo Shinsu Buddhists of Japan, visits fair.
|June 19||Michigan Day program with Gov. & Mrs. John Swainson at 11:30 a.m.,
Bill Sears served as MC. Dignitaries included UW President Charles Odegaard,
Fair President and Michigan native Joseph Gandy, Mr/Mrs Cleve Massson of
Michigan (she is 1962's Mrs. America). Lansing, Michigan's Sexton High Band
provided some of the music.
United Nations Day with Amb. Stevenson at Plaza at 12 noon
Washington State Hospitality Day program at 2:30 p.m. celebrated conclusion of "Operation Smile."
United Nations Days at Fair begins; UN Pavilion dedication with Ambassador Adlai Stevenson; Stevenson speaks on the "Effect of the UN on US Foreign Policy" at the Opera House at 5 p.m.
|June 20||Illinois Day program with Gov. &
Mrs. Otto Kerner at 11:30. Also in attendance were Clark Eichelberger of the
American Assn. for the United Nations and officers and men of tyhe Reserve
Anti-Submarine Squadron US-721 from Glenview, Ill. Master of Ceremonies was Jack
West Virginia Night program (Commissioner Hulett Smith) at 7 p.m. 100-piece West Virginia All-State Band will perform. Black-Tie State Dinner for both states in the evening at Club 21.
(United Nations Days at Fair with Ambassador Adlai Stevenson)
|June 21||Colorado State Day (Gov. Steve McNichols) at 11:30 a.m.
Washington State Indian Day at 2 p.m. With Roy Rogers
|June 22||Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Day program at 11:30|
|June 23||North Carolina Day progrm (Dr John Caldwell representing Gov.) at
TV Star Kitty Carlisle ("To Tell ther Truth") visits fair
|June 25||(International Jr Chamber of Commerce Day at Fair)|
|June 27||Florida Day program (Gov. & Mrs. Farris Bryant) at 11:30|
|June 28||South Carolina Day program (Gov. & Mrs. Ernest Hollings) at 11:30|
|June 29||Welsh Festival at 2 p.m.|
|July 2||Washington, D.C., Day starting at 12 noon
(Beginning of USA Week at Fair)
|July 3||Pennsylvania Day program at 11 a.m.|
|July 4||Independence Day program, 11:30 a.m.
Event included Naturalization Ceremonies, music by the 29 Palms Marine Band
(U.S. Secretary of Interior Morris Udall at the Fair)
|July 7||Alaska Day program (Gov & Mrs. William Egan) at 11:30 a.m.|
|July 9||Alabama (tentative)
(Philippine Week July 9-14 at the Fair)
|July 10||World Lawn Bowling Association presentation at 5 p.m.|
|July 11||Kiwanis Day program at 2 p.m.|
|July 14||New Mexico Day program (Gov & Mrs. Edwin L. Mechem) at 11:30|
|July 15||(Lawrence Welk playing at the Arena)
(Visit USA Days, July 15-16, at the Fair)
(Children's Week (July 15-21) at the Fair)
|July 20||New Jersey Day program at 11:30|
|July 21||Kentucky Day program at 11:30 followed by Jack Gordon Day program|
|July 23||Japanese Ambassador Koichiro Asakai|
|July 31||American Automobile Association Day at 2:00 p.m.
Fleet Day Program at 4:00 p.m.
|August 1||Delaware Day program at 11:30
(Unted Arab Republic Days at the Fair, August 1-7)
|August 2||Fleet Marine Force Pacific Drum & Bugle Corps (Hawaii) entertain at 2 & 4 p.m.|
|August 4||(Ella Fitzgerald performed at 12 midnight in the Opera House)|
|August 7||(VIP visiting U.S. Atty General Robert Kennedy)|
|August 9||Miami Day program at 2:30 -- flag raising ceremony & Bathing beauty fashion show|
|August 12||Massachusetts Day program (Gov. & Mrs. John Volpe) at 11:30 a.m.
(The Julliard String Quartet performed in the Playhouse in the afternoon)
|August 15||Arizona State Honor Day|
|August 16||Utah State Honor Day|
|August 21||Flying Farmers Day|
|August 27||(Mexico Week, August 27-September 1, at the Fair)|
|August 31||(Peace Corps Day at the Fair)|
|September 1||Tennessee Day program at 11:30|
|September 3||Nuclear Submarine Honor Program at 12 noon
Honoring American Labor program at 1:30
|September 4||(Maurice Chevalier performed in the evening at the Opera House)|
|September 5||Virginia Day program (Gov. & Mrs. Albertis S. Harrison) at 11:30|
|September 6||Mississippi Day program (Gov. & Mrs. Ross R. Barnett) at 11:30|
|September 10||Elk's Day at 1:30 p.m.|
|September 15||Victoria, BC, Day|
|September 17||(The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company presented the "Mikado" at the Opera House)|
|September 19||The "Pirates of Penzance" (D'Oyly Carte Opera Co.) at the Opera House)|
|September 23||Louisiana Day program at 1:30 p.m.
(European Community Week, September 23-28, at the Fair)
|September 24||Seattle Beautiful Celebration at 2:30
(The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Milton Katims, director) in the Opera House)
|September 26||(International Downtown Executives Day at the Fair)|
|September 27||Vermont Day program at 11:30 a.m.|
|September 28||New Hampshire Day program at 11:30
(Washington State Host City Days, September 28-30, at the Fair)
(Broadway High School Alumni Day at the Fair)
|September 30||World's Fair Yo-Yo Tournament Championship at 1:30 p.m.
(India Week, September 30-October 6, at the Fair)
|October 1||Maine Day program at 11:30
India Week (Sept 30-October 6) Opening Ceremony at 3:30 p.m.
|October 2||(Library Day at the Fair)|
|October 7||Mercer Island Day program at 2 p.m.|
|October 8||(Republic of China Week, October 8-13, at the Fair)|
|October 12||Columbuzs Day Program celebrating the
Washington State Congressional Delegation at 11:30 a.m.
|October 14||Governor's Appreciation Day program at 1:30 honoring those who
participated in the State Honor Day Programs)
Fraternity-Sorority Day program at 4 p.m.
|October 18-20||(Thailand Days at the Fair)|
|October 21||Century 21 closes|
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