100 Years Of History

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100 Years of History

CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996

















1945
On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C.
On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan.
In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide.


1946
On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II.
On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII.
In Austria Queens New York, on October 22, Chester Carlos tried his experiment that is commonly known as the Xerox machine.


1947
On November 20, in England, Queen Elizabeth gets married to her cousin Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
On November 2, at the Long Beach Harbor, in Los Angeles, the Spruce Goose, the world's largest airplane, flies for the first time. It got to 70 feet and flew for a mile.
On April 7, in the US, Henry Ford dies at the age of 83.



1948
On July 7, in Cleveland, Satchel Paige, a Negro sidearm pitcher, signed a contract to pitch for the all white Cleveland Indians, against the Yankees.
In Washington, D.C. on June 24, President Harry S Truman signs a new Draft Act, requiring men 19 to 25 to register for the US military.
On January Mohandas K Gahndi was assassinated at 78, in India, he died 20 minutes after being shot.


1949
On the continent of the United States, Albert Einstein presents his gravitational theory to the world, on December 26.
On July 27, Captain John Cunningham, a WW II fighter ace, flies the first jet airline, the Comet, from Britain.
On October 10 in New York, Jackie Robinson wins the World Series MVP


1950
On January 25 the North Korean Reds invade Southern Korea by crossing the 38 Th parallel, a line set to separate the Korean land given to the Russians after WWII.
On July 31 President Truman, from the White House in Washington, D.C., authorizes military build up in Korea, to stop the communist invasion of southern Korea.
On August 21, in the US, Negro tennis player, Althea Gibson, becomes the first Negro to be admitted to pro tennis.



1951
On January 15 the UN slows down the attack by North Korea and China in Korea.
On November 28 the UN makes the 38 Th parallel a truce line for North Korea and South Korea, putting an end to the Korean war.
In October, in New York the Yankees beat the Mets to win the World Series.



1952
On March 5, in Washington, D.C., Dwight Eisenhower becomes president of the United States by a landslide.
In Cuba on March & the US signs a military aid pact with Cuba.
On January 1 Illinois defeats Stanford 40-7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.


1953
On March 5 in Moscow, Joseph Stalin dies in a hospital, sometime before 10:00 p.m., after suffering from a heart attack.
On June 2, in England, Elizabeth the II is crowned queen of England.
On September 2 in Newport, Rhode Island, John Fitzgerald Kennedy gets married to Jacqueline Lee Buoveir.



1954
On January 31 in Berlin the Big 4 met to discuss concerns for atomic weaponry.
The Nautilus, the first US atomic submarine, is launched from Connecticut, at a harbor in Groton, on January 21.
Joe Dimaggio got married to Marilyn Monroe at the San Francisco City Hall, on January 14.
1955
On July 18 in Anaheim, California, Disneyland opens Never Never Land.
The Big Four at Geneva on July 23 decided to discuss the problems in Europe at a later date, sometime in October.
French tanks, in Morocco, on July 27, halt Moroccan riots, killing 56 people in the process.



1956
On February 24 in Montgomery, Alabama buses are being boycotted, which was started by Rosa parks have gotten about 115 Negroes arrested.
In April the Supreme Court rules that Negroes can ride buses with equal rights in Virginia, and will soon be enforced in 12 other southern counties.
On March 22 in Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a reverend, and equality movement leader, was arrested and found guilty for orchestrating the bus boycotts.




1957
On January 21 President Eisenhower is sworn in for his second term as president, in Washington, D.C.
On January 4 the UN reopened the Suez Canal, after repairing damage done during the Suez Canal incident.
On January 10 in Britain, Harold Macmillian replaced Anthony Eden as prime minister of Britain.



1958
On February 1, the US launched its first space satellite from Cape Canaveral Florida.
On February 25 former Cuban President Carlos

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