Cairo, Egypt- Cheering crowds surround the car in which Egyptian President Gamel Abdel Nasser (R) and Syrian President Shukri al-Kuwatly ride to the presidency to sign the papers making final the merger of Egypt and Syria into a United Arab State. Yemen is also reportedly going to join the union, but by federation, not integration.
Conservative Party politicians Lord Hailsham (right), Sir David Eccles (left), Duncan Sandys (second from left) and Peter Thorneycroft (centre), sitting on stage during the party conference in Brighton, October 10th 1957.
Beneath a fresco of The Horatii and Curatii by D'Arpino, statesmen of six European countries sign treaties for a European Common Market and European Atomic Pool. Seen here from left to right are Belgian Foreign Minister Paul Henri Spaak (extreme left), French Foreign Minister Christian Pineau (third from left), West German Chancellor and Foreign Minister Konrad Adenauer (center, signing) and his undersecretary Walter Hallstein (second from right), and Italian Prime Minister Antonio Segni.
Edward Teller (R) and Dr. Linus Pauling (L), the most outspoken advocates for and against the testing of nuclear weapons, meet in a face to face argument for the first time. In the center is James Day, General Manager of KQED-TV, on which the debate took place.
Empress-Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), was the last empress of China. Her greatest mistake and miscalculation was to support the Boxers - the peasant uprisings against foreigners in China - which led to a military invasion by the Great Powers and the occupation of Beijing. Empress Cixi's efforts at reform were too little and came too late to save the Manchu dynasty. She will be remembered as the world's last absolute ruler to occupy a throne.