1963 (1 Water Year / 9 Fire 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

February 11- The CIA's Domestic Operations Division is created.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

March 16- Mount Agung erupts on Bali, killing 11,000.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]

March 21- Alcatraz Island federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay closes.
[water signs]
[dissipation, collapse]

March 22- Little known rock group, The Beatles, release the album Please Please Me.
[notable observation- Also see Elvis Presley, 1954]

April 10- The U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher sinks 220 miles east of Cape Cod with all hands.
[caution around water & all liquids]

April 12- The Soviet nuclear powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits. Both vessels are damaged but return to port.
[caution around water & all liquids]

May 2- Thousands of African Americans, many of them children, are arrested while protesting segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Sheriff Eugene "Bull" Connor then unleashes fire hoses and police dogs on the demonstrators.
[notable observation]

May 15- NASA launches Gordon Cooper on Mercury 9, the last mission of the Mercury program.
[dissipation, collapse]

June 11- Nine Fire Alabama Governor George C. Wallace stands in the door of the University of Alabama to protest against integration, before stepping aside and allowing African Americans James Hood and Vivian Malone to enter.
[notable observation]

July 26- An earthquake in Yugoslavia leaves 1,800 dead.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]

August 5- The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.
[seeking unity]

August 28- Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
[seeking unity]

October 4- Hurricane Flora, one of the worst Atlantic storms in history, hits Hispaniola and Cuba killing nearly 7,000 people.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]
[caution around water & all liquids]

October 9- In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overflow.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]
[caution around water & all liquids]

November 2- South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem is assassinated following a military coup.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

November 14- A volcanic eruption under the sea near Iceland creates a new island, Surtsey.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]

November 22- United States President John F. Kennedy is assassinated.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

November 24- Alleged assassin of John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, is shot dead by Jack Ruby in Dallas, Texas on live national television.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

December 10- In the United States, the X-20 Dyna-Soar spaceplane program is cancelled.
[dissipation, collapse]

December 22- The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira, with the loss of 128 lives.
[caution around water & all liquids]