Ch. 29

  • Seeing Red

    Joseph McCarthy gives a women's rights speech in Wheeling, WV, and for some reason decided that was the time and place to accuse 205 men of Communism.
  • WAR! HUH!

    The Korean War begins.
  • The most eloquent Treaty of San Francisco

    The Japanese and Americans sign a peace treaty officially ending World War II.
  • Adlai? Sounds communist!

    Dwight D. Eisenhower wins the presidency over democratic nominee Adlai Stevenson.
  • This is what happens when you grind bones to make your bread...

    Joseph Stalin dies in the middle of the night, apparently poisoned. Apparently.
  • Shut your spy-hole!

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed for espionage.
  • Nautilus: More than just a razor

    The USS Nautilus is launched, becoming the first nuclear sub.
  • Brown V. BOE...Brown, get it?

    Brown V. BOE rules segregation unconstitutional. The Southern Manifesto contests this, but we all know how well southern folks use their words.
  • You give us factories we don't nuke you. How does that sound?

    The Warsaw Pact is signed, giving an Eastern counterweight to the Western NATO.
  • Give me bus seats or give me death!

    Rosa Parks is arrested for sitting down. George Harrison knew what he was talking about. Before it even happened!
  • Oh ho ho, this is my canal 'ere, innit?

    The Suez Crisis occurs, prompted by the Egyptian nationalization of the Suez Canal.
  • Hungary for Revolution!

    The Hungarians revolted against soviet imposed policies. The Soviet Government provides "therapists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals" to quash the rebellion.
  • Do you swear...again?

    Eisenhower is inaugurated for the second time.

    The first satellite is launched. It's very useful, it told us the temperature in space, in celcius AND farenheit!
  • Growing by steps, bound, and Great Leaps

    Mao Zedong has a fun idea: industrialize, agraculturalize, accessorize and communize.
  • ...And I get to float around in space? COOL!

    NASA is founded.
  • "And in return, you'll receive a lifetime supply of cigars and funny hats."

    Fidel Castro is sworn into office.
  • Kitchen debate? They must be women.

    Nixon and Khruschev argue about national exhibition in Solkininki park.