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- 1958 -
A retro journey through the news and history of the 1950s

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1958 Fifties

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The Nation 1958

 

U.S. Supreme Court orders Little Rock Arkansas high school to integrate


Alaska becomes 49th state


Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming


Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru. Rioters attack U.S. Vice President Nixon in Venezuela


First US satellite, Explorer I (officially designated Satellite 1958 Alpha), is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on board a Jupiter C rocket.


Nobel prizes 1958


Physics – Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov, Ilya Mikhailovich Frank, Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm
Chemistry – Frederick Sanger
Physiology or Medicine – George Wells Beadle, Edward Lawrie Tatum, Joshua Lederberg
Literature – Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Peace – Georges Pire

 



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time magazine 1958

 

Charles de Gaulle
"A Time for Miracles. Despite this initial record of accomplishment, de Gaulle has a long way to go. In fact, his very conditions for returning to power-that he be summoned on his own unquestioned terms-made it necessary for circumstances to be almost beyond retrieving before he would take over. The slope that lies before him is steep. Wonders Socialist Guy Mollet: "Frenchmen expect miracles of De Gaulle. But can he work miracles?" Charles de Gaulle Time man of the Year

The World 1958

Mao Tse tung start "Great leap forward" movement in China

Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana, Cubans dictator Batista flees

Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

 

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