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  • Sports & Music:Stock car racing

    Sports & Music:Stock car racing
    According to the legendary racer and bootleger, Junior jhonson stock car racing stared when southern moonishers modified there cars. Nascar is still stock car racing mains organzation. major races on Nascar are Daytona 500, Winston 500, and coca cola 600 and the henz southern 500.
  • World Events: Suburbs attract families

    World Events: Suburbs attract families
    Suburbs near cities became popular when war veterans came home after the war. They were cheap so that a lot of young families could afford them and not be too far from work. The suburbs had tons of almost identical homes.
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    1950s 5th hour

  • science and tech; first artifical heart

    science and tech; first artifical heart
    every one was dying after heart faliure so someone came up with a set of valves to simulate a heart
  • Sports & Music: Gospel Music

    Sports & Music: Gospel Music
    Strong back beat. type of Music that was popular Music where teenagers who were trying to break out of the Mainstream.
  • Sprts & Music: Stevie Wonder

    Sprts & Music: Stevie Wonder
    Born Blind, Born may 13th 1950 in sagnaw michigan. singer, songwriter,multi instrumentlist, made recording debut at age 12. showed an early gift for music first with church chior in detroit, where him and his family had moved when he was four years old.
  • World Events: Transcontinental television

    World Events: Transcontinental television
    It was constructed by AT&T in 1950. Channels were carried around the country by microwaves. Steel towers carried the signal.
  • Famous Modern Furniture 1950

    Famous Modern Furniture 1950
    After World War II, the public as a whole looked to warmer and softer furniture, organic forms, warmer products like timber and upholstered chairs. They wanted to be cared for by their furniture, feel comfortable
  • Poodle Skirts

    Poodle Skirts
    Undoubtedly, the poodle skirt was one of the most iconic fashion trends of the 1950s. The long, swingy, often pastel-hued skirts had a motif appliqued below the knee. Some common images were musical notes, flowers, and, of course, poodles. Dancing to the new rock 'n' roll music was popular, but it required dancers to wear clothes that allowed them to move. Since women rarely wore pants at the time, A-line poodle skirts were a nice alternative.
  • Bobby sock

    Bobby sock
    A bobby sock is a type of sock that was especially fashionable in the 1940s and 1950s. Bobby socks had thick uppers that were turned down to form sort of a thick cuff at ankle height. They were sometimes worn by girls as part of a school uniform. They were popular to wear with saddle shoes, loafers, or Oxfords. They periodically come back into fashion when people develop nostalgia for this period in history. Many sock stores carry bobby socks, and they can also be ordered through specialty supp
  • World Events: The Korean War

    World Events: The Korean War
    It started because there was a threat of North Korea using a nuclear bomb on us. It was sometimes called the forgotten war because both sides agreed to stop fighting. Over 1.5 million Americans fought in this war.
  • Bomb shelters become popular

    Bomb shelters become popular
    Bomb shelters became p[opular at the height of the Korean war because of the threat of them nuclear bombing us. The Civil Defense Administration (CDA) urged many Americans to protect themselves from imminent danger.
  • Sports and Music: All star Baseball game

    Sports and Music: All star Baseball game
    Red schoendienst of the st louis cardinals goes 5 for 5. the National league beats the american legue. 4-3 hits the game winning home run in the fourtenth inning in al star game.
  • Sports & Music: Rocky Marciano

    Sports & Music: Rocky Marciano
    Rocky marciano was one of the biggest stars in the sport.Rocky defeated former heavy weight champ joe Louis in 1951.rocky also defeated "Jersey Joe" walcott in 1952 to become the heavy weight champ marciano was heavyweight champion of the world from 1952 to 1956 defending his title six times. retiredin 1956. he became one of the best known athletes in the country.
  • First Peanuts comic strip

    First Peanuts comic strip
    The original Peanuts (Charlie Brown) Comic stirp was written by Charles M. Schulz. It appeared in seven newspapers on October 2, 1950.The first peanuts comic strip was a great away to entertain kids. The strip was originally called "Lil Folks."
  • Sports & music: Country Music

    Sports & music: Country Music
    Country music combines traditional folk, 1950's it was called roackabilly music, pasty cline,jim reeves, and eddy arnold were leading artists of Nashville sound. In 1956 alone, Two country songs were numbers three and four on maginzine billboard charts.
  • Sports & Music: "shot heard around the world"

    Sports & Music:  "shot heard around the world"
    One of the greatest baseball Games of all time was the final 1951 national legue game between brooklyn dodgers and New york giants. dodgers were ahead by two runs. in 1950 African american were widely accepted into majpr legues.
  • World Events: Dwight Esenhower is elected president

    World Events: Dwight Esenhower is elected president
    Before Dwight became president, he was the commander of the allied forces in Europe. He pushed for Americans to prevent the spread of communism. He served two terms.
  • World Events: Jet Airliners service begins

    World Events: Jet Airliners service begins
    The first airliners had thirty six seats and went about 480mph. The new jet engines revelutionized air travel and were quieter. Now people are able to travel around the world faster by air.
  • sciene and tech; first sucsesful open heart surgery

    sciene and tech; first sucsesful open heart surgery
    people kept dying because they couldent keep the heart beating during surgery finally someone came up with the idea of cooling down the heart
  • World Events: Immigration and Nationality act goes into effect

    World Events: Immigration and Nationality act goes into effect
    Before this act, a variety of statutes governed the immigration law. This act made it harder to get citizenship by making you know a collection of U.S. laws. The act was ammended many times before finally being passed.
  • World Events: the baby boom

    World Events: the baby boom
    Between 1947 and 1953, more babies were born than had been in the last thirty years. Everybody was happy because the war was over so they got married and had kids.
  • science and tech; first transatlantic helicopter flight

    science and tech; first transatlantic helicopter flight
    completed by two jolly green giants it toke 30 hours ,46 mins, and 10.8 secounds
  • science and tech; first succsesful kidney transplant

    science and tech; first succsesful kidney transplant
    someone created a drug to trick the kidney into thinking everything is ok.
  • science and tech; first transistor radio

    science and tech; first transistor radio
    the first transitor radios had a place on the dial lettered cd for civial defense
  • Sports & Music: Danny and the Juniors

    Sports & Music: Danny and the Juniors
    Invididally frank maffei, Danny rapp, Joe terranoua, and dove white, Started singing together in the 1950s at age 13 & 14 in philedelphia.
  • science and tech; polio vacine

    science and tech; polio vacine
    the polio vacine was developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. It reduced the virus by 97 peercent
  • Sports & Music: Bill haley

    Sports & Music: Bill haley
    Country Music. western swing and black r&b to produce some of rock and rolls earliest hits " Crazy man" who firsts rock and roll record to make apop charts. Haley was inducted into rock and roll hall of fame in 1987.
  • World Events: price differences between now and the 50's

    World Events: price differences between now and the 50's
    In the 50's, one hundred dollars would equal $835.41 in todays money. A loaf of bread only costed $.14, A 1 carrat diamond cost only $399, and a rib roast was only $.29 per pound.
  • Drive in movies

    Drive in movies
    drive-in movie theaters became very popular during the 1950 there were about 5,000 drive-in movie theaters in the u.s. drive-in movies had a variety of events other than the movie such as Pony rides, boat rides, talent shows, animal shows, live music, miniature golf and miniature trains
  • Disneyland Opens

    Disneyland Opens
    Although World War II and other projects put Disney's theme park on the back burner for many years, Disney continued to dream about his future park. In 1953, Walt Disney was finally ready to start on what would become known as Disneyland.
  • World Events: Desegregation of public schools

    World Events: Desegregation of public schools
    A lot of the 50's were spent trying to desegregate public schools and make America one again. African Americans wanted to be treated the same as whites and pushed for civil right throughout the U.S.
  • Elvis Gyrates on Ed Sullivan's Show

    Elvis Gyrates on Ed Sullivan's Show
    Elvis Presley had already appeared on other national television shows (such as on Stage Show, The Milton Berle Show, and on the popular The Steve Allen Show) when Ed Sullivan booked Elvis for three shows. Elvis' pelvic gyrations during his appearances on these other shows had caused much discussion and concern about the suitability of airing such provocative and sensual movements on television.
  • science and tech; the first xerox machine

    science and tech; the first xerox machine
    the first xerox machine needed a carpenter to open the crate it came in
  • LEGO Toy Bricks First Introduced

    LEGO Toy Bricks First Introduced
    The company that makes the famous, little, plastic, interlocking bricks known as LEGO started as a small shop in Billund, Denmark. Established in 1932 by master carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen who was aided by his 12-year-old son Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, the company made wooden toys, stepladders, and ironing boards. It wasn't until two years later that the business took the name of LEGO, meaning "LEg GOdt," meaning "play well." Blocks made after this date are compatible.
  • Peace Symbol Created

    Peace Symbol Created
    Holtom finished his design on February 21, 1958 and the design was then first introduced to the public at a DAC march on April 4. The symbol quickly spread. In Britain, the symbol became the emblem for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), thus causing the design to become synonymous with nuclear disarmament. In 1960, the symbol migrated to the United States and began to be used as a symbol for the peace movement.
  • • Hope Diamond is Donated to the Smithsonian

    •	Hope Diamond is Donated to the Smithsonian
    The large, exquisite, blue diamond known as the Hope Diamond has had a long history. The diamond's history may include having been owned by King Louis XIV, stolen during the French Revolution, sold to earn money for gambling, and worn to raise money for charity. On November 10, 1958, the latest owner of the huge diamond, Harry Winston (a New York jeweler) donated the diamond to the Smithsonian Institute to be displayed as part of the National Gem and Mineral Collection in the National Museum of
  • The day the music died

    The day the music died
    Within minutes of takeoff from the Mason City, IA Airport, at around 1:00 AM CST, the chartered Beech-Craft Bonanza airplane No. N3794N containing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper crashes into the Iowa countryside, killing all three in addition to pilot Roger Peterson.When he learned that band member Waylon Jennings, who would eventually become a country star in his own right, had decided to take the freezing bus instead, Holly had joked, "Well, I hope your old bus freezes up." Je
  • science and tech; first atomic submarine

    science and tech; first atomic submarine
    the first atomic submarine was called the uss natulis
  • Sports & Music: Sound of Music

    Sports & Music: Sound of Music
    Sound of music opens on broadway on November 19 1959. Lunt- fontanne in New york City. Show ran for 1,443 perfromances. Won 6 tony awards