U.S. President (1953-1961):   Dwight D. Eisenhower  




Minn. Governor (1955-1961):   Orville L. Freeman  




This page is provided in honor of WHS teacher Ms Lola Fay



1952-1956 News Highlights


Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen of England at age 25, June 2, 1953

[Queen's Bio]


Hillary and Norgay Climb Mt. Everest   March 1953

[Hillary's Story]


Joseph Stalin Dies  1953


Marilyn Monroe married Arthur Miller (January 14, 1954 -  October 27, 1954)

[Marilyn's bio]


Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Executed for Espionage



Korean War  (June 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955)



Nautilus, the first atomic powered submarine, launched  Jan 21, 1954


1954 Brown vs. School of Education Segregation Case



Disneyland opens in 1955


DNA Molecule is photographed (1956)



Albert Sabin Announces Development of

Three Types of Oral Polio Vaccine!! (1956)


Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco on  April 19, 1956



The world reads page 315 of "Payton Place" (1956)


Betty Furness wears heels and pearls to open a fridge (1956)

(The door doesn't open)


The first bank drive-up window opens (1956)


The Supreme Court said "No!" to segregation on buses (1956)

[Rosa Parks]  [Bus Boycott]  [About Rosa]


Sinking of the Andrea Doria (1956)



Egypt-Israel clash:  Gaza strip goes to Israel (1956) 

[Sinai]   [Suez Timeline]  [Tripartite Invasion]


First American Test Rocket for Sending Man-Made Satellite into Orbit
Ascends 125 Miles at 4,000mph. (1956)

[Satellite History]  [Satellite Orbit Technology]


Hungarian revolt crushed by the Soviet tanks (1956)

 [Overview]    [One Story]     [US Study]


Africa Apartheid and Treason Trials  (1956) 



Cold War Summary


Calender of Events for Years 1952-1956  

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