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Technology of 1953

 

edmund hillary mt Everest 1953

 

Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norkay are the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Norkay and Hillary conquer Everest

 

 

DNA discovered 1953

 

In 1948 Linus Pauling discovered that that proteins take the shape of helix spiraling like a spring coil. With that starting point Francis Crick and James Watson showed that each strand of the DNA molecule was a template for the other and copied themselves.DNA's discovery has been called the most important biological work of the 20th century. Discovery of DNA

 

chuck yeager x-1a 1953


First to break the sound barrier in 1947, pilot Chuck Yeager reached Mach 2.43 in a Bell X-1A rocket plane. Chuck Yeager


Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory

 

The first privately operated atomic reactor is fired up in Raleigh NC.


The first transcontinental jet airliner offers nonstop scheduled service


 

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Toys of 1953

 

matchbox 1952

Matchbox Cars were invented by Jack Odell who made a miniature brass model of a Road Roller for his daughter to take to school. He put it in a matchbox and it became a classic hit for Lesney Products as every kid wanted a little car that would fit in a matchbox. Matchbox Car Story.

 

Plastic Army Men

 

plastic army men 1953

 

In the early 1950's concerns arose about about lead poisoning so toy soldier manufacturing went from the old classic tin to the new injection molding soft plastic. The green WWII soldiers were sold by the bag by various companies at the time, they are still cheap and popular. The Green Soldier Page

 



  

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