The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair was the third major world’s fair to be held in New York City. Claiming to be a “universal and international” exposition, the fair was themed, “Peace Through Understanding.” A 12-story high, stainless steel model of the earth, called the Unisphere, symbolized the theme.
On this day, October 17th, in 1965, after running for two six-month seasons, the fair comes to an end. It is best remembered as a showcase of mid-20th century American culture and technology. It is historical in that it was the first exhibition of any type that allowed attendees interaction with computer equipment.
The fair displayed many products made in America for transportation, living, and consumer electronic needs. There were a wide variety of American companies present, ranging from pen manufacturers to auto companies.