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- 1957 -
A retro journey through the news and history of the 1950s

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1957 Fifties

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The Nation 1957

 

1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas, Nevada


President Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech


Ed Gein found insane of murder

 

Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill


August 29 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957 President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction


Tuskegee boycott begins, Blacks boycotted city stores


Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded


Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites


Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school


Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited


White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw


Eisenhower orders U.S. troops to desegregate Little Rock schools


300 U.S. Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark

 


Nobel prizes 1957


Physics – Chen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee
Chemistry – Lord Alexander R. Todd
Physiology or Medicine – Daniel Bovet
Literature – Albert Camus
Peace – Lester Bowles Pearson

 



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time magazine 1955

 

Nikita Khrushchev
"Unquestionably, in the deadly give and take of the cold war, the high score for the year belongs to Russia. And unquestionably, the Man of the Year was Russia's stubby and bald, garrulous and brilliant ruler: Nikita Khrushchev." 1957 Time Man of the Year Nikita Khrushchev


The World 1957


U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite It orbits the Earth every 96.2 minutes at a speed of 18,000 mph, emitting a beeping telemetry beacon signal.


Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika


1st U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails - Vanguard rocket blows up


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