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Signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 10/07/1963


Signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 10/07/1963. (center) President Kennedy. (first row) Senator John Pastore, Senator J.W. Fulbright, Senator George Aiken, Senator Everett Dirksen, Senator Leverett Saltonstall, Senator Thomas H. Kutchel, Vice President Johnson. (second row) unidentified man, Senator Mike Mansfield, John J. McCloy, unidentified man, W. Averell Harriman, Senator George Smathers, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Senator Hubert Humphrey, William C. Foster, Senator Howard W. Cannon. White House, Treaty Room. (National Archives Identifier: 194230); Series: Robert Knudsen White House Photographs, 01/20/1961 - 12/19/1963; Collection JFK-WHP: White House Photographs, 12/19/1960 - 03/11/1964; John F. Kennedy Library (NLJFK); National Archives and Records Administration.

On August 5, 1963, the Limited Test Ban Treaty was signed by the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. After Senate approval, it was signed by President Kennedy on October 7, 1963. The treaty went into effect on October 11, 1963, and banned nuclear weapons testing in the atmosphere, in outer space, and under water.
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