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  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman is inaugurated as U.S. president after being elected in 1948 to his own term; previously he was sworn in following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He authorized the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during World War II, on August 6 and August 9, 1945, respectively.
  • h-bomb

    H-Bomb is in the middle of its development as a nuclear weapon, announced in early 1950 and first tested in late 1952.
  • polio vaccene

    polio vaccene
    The vaccine for polio is privately tested by Jonas Salk
  • einstienes death

    einstienes death
    Albert Einstein dies on April 18 at the age of 76.
  • disneyland

    Disneyland opens on July 17 as Walt Disney's first theme park.
  • sputnik

    Sputnik becomes the first artificial satellite, launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, marking the start of the space race.
  • space monkey

    space monkey
    Able and Miss Baker return to Earth from space aboard the flight Jupiter AM-18
  • mafia

    Mafia are the center of attention for the FBI and public attention builds to this organized crime society with a historically Sicilian-American origin.
  • heavy metal suicide

    heavy metal suicide
    In the 1980s Ozzy Osbourne and the bands Judas Priest and Metallica were brought to court by parents who accused the musicians of hiding subliminal pro-messages in their music.
  • crack

    Crack cocaine use surged in the mid-to-late 1980s