June 4, 1962 - Mayor Ivan Allen, center, of Atlanta, Ga., boards a plane at New York's Idlewild Airport for a flight to Paris and the scene of an Air France jetliner crash one day earlier that killed 130, most of them Atlanta residents. With him are Edwin L. Sterne, left, an assistant Atlanta city attorney, and Aubrey Morris, an Atlanta newscaster. “I realized how insignificant I was, but I knew I had to assume the posture of representing these families and, indeed, the entire city of Atlanta, Georgia. I knew nothing about protocol, foreign relations, aviation, international agreements, or any of the other details I might become involved in. I was nothing but the Mayor of Atlanta and a friend and neighbor of 106 people who had been killed at this same airport only the day before…These were my lifelong friends,' Allen wrote of the experience later.