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Technology of 1958

 

President Eisenhower signs NASA and Space Act of 1958


Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere


Labs announce new stereophonic records


Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland


James van Allen discovers radiation belt


U.S. launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1


U.S. atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st dives under North Pole

In 1958 the first plastic Coke bottle appeared.



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Toys of 1958

 

In 1870, a Connecticut pie baker, William Russel Frisbie, came up with a fantastic marketing plan. He had his family's name impressed on the bottom of the reusable tin plates. In the 1940s, students at Yale were the first to began sailing the tins through the air and catching them. Walter Frederick Morrison designed a saucer disc out of his enthusiasm for flying saucers. He sold his idea of playing catch with these flying discs to Wham-O who began marketing the product. The President of Wham-O was doing a promotional marketing tour of college campuses where he encountered the pie tin tossing at Yale. Upon returning to California, he renamed the California flying saucer after the Connecticut pie plate. The second "i" in Frisbie was changed to an "e" to avoid potential legal difficulties.

 

Taking an idea that had been around for twenty years, the modern skateboard was first manufactured in 1958. Skateboards were created as a way to surf outside of the water and kids began attaching roller skates to flat boards in the 1930s

 

  

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