THROWBACK THURSDAY: Duck and Cover! Houston conducts civil defense training

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Here's what was making news this week in 1962:

On May 2 1962, Houston conducts civil defense training and the Houston Zoo showed off their new baby hippo.

Other events making news on that day was a tank fire at Wanda Petroleum and a murder.

An election was just a few days away so an ABC13 reporter asked voters if they knew what was on the upcoming ballot.
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A fire breaks out at Wanda Petroleum, woman is detained after a murder, and ABC13 asks voters if they know the issues.



Here are some more clips recently digitized from film.
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In this film clip from April of 1962, several contestants of Miss Navy Houston, appear at the Channel 13 swimming pool.


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ABC13 archive: An Air Force pilot donates a boa constrictor to the Houston museum on March 9, 1962.


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ABC13 archive: Damage from tornado in Katy on Feb. 19, 1960.



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ABC13 Archive: Report on astronaut houses being built. April 3, 1962.


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ABC13 archive: Jacinto City firefighters battle a tank fire on April 25th, 1962.


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ABC13 archive: Colt Stadium, home of the Colt .45s baseball team, on April 1, 1962.


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ABC13 archive: Residents protest the widening of Ella Boulevard on March 28, 1962.


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ABC13 archive: A Boeing 707 lands at Hobby Airport for the first time, on Feb. 19, 1960.

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