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1954

  • Britain Sponsors an Expedition to Search for the Abominable Snowman
  • First Atomic Submarine Launched
  • Report Says Cigarettes Cause Cancer
  • Roger Bannister Breaks the Four-Minute Mile
  • Segregation Ruled Illegal in U.S.

1956

  • Elvis Gyrates on Ed Sullivan's Show
  • Grace Kelly Marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco
  • Hungarian Revolution
  • Khrushchev Denounces Stalin
  • Suez Crisis
  • T.V. Remote Control Invented
  • Velcro Introduced

1957

1958

1959

  • Castro Becomes Dictator of Cuba
  • International Treaty Makes Antarctica Scientific Preserve
  • Kitchen Debate Between Nixon and Khrushchev
  • The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway
  • U.S. Quiz Shows Found to be Fixed

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