Major Events of the 1950s

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  • President Truman approves Hydrogen bomb construction

    President Truman approves Hydrogen bomb construction
  • First organ transplant (kidney)

    First organ transplant (kidney)
    *not exact date, sometime in early 1950
  • Postwar Baby Boom begins as birthrate rises dramatically

    Postwar Baby Boom begins as birthrate rises dramatically
    *not exact date, continues throughout decade
  • Korean War starts

    Korean War starts
  • Rock and Roll Begins

    Rock and Roll Begins
    *not exact date
  • Transcontinental and Colour Tv introduced

    Transcontinental and Colour Tv introduced
    *not exact date
  • King George VI died

    King George VI died
  • Immigration and Naturalization Act

    Immigration and Naturalization Act
  • Joseph Stalin dies

    Joseph Stalin dies
    *dies from a massive heart attack
  • DNA discovered

    DNA discovered
    *not exact date
  • Queen Elizabeth's Coronation

    Queen Elizabeth's Coronation
  • First Atomic Submarine Launched

    First Atomic Submarine Launched
  • Report released that says cigarettes cause cancer

    Report released that says cigarettes cause cancer
  • Birth Control Pill Trials begin

    Birth Control Pill Trials begin
    *not exact date, continuous event
  • Racial segregation ruled unconstitional in public schools

    Racial segregation ruled unconstitional in public schools
    *not exact date in june
  • Warsaw Pact signed

    Warsaw Pact signed
  • Winston Churchill re-elected Prime Minister of Great Britain

    Winston Churchill re-elected Prime Minister of Great Britain
  • Vietnam War begins

    Vietnam War begins
    ends 1975
  • Soviet satelittle 'Sputnik' launched

    Soviet satelittle 'Sputnik' launched
    launches "Space Age"
  • NORAD Radarr Systam

    NORAD Radarr Systam
    Located close to North Pole to detect missile attack from Soviets on North America.
  • Alaska becmes a part of the U.S.A.

    Alaska becmes a part of the U.S.A.
  • Antartic Treaty

    Antartic Treaty
    International Treaty makes Antartica a scientific preserve