By C.Boggs
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    The fire's life

  • The King and I

    The King and I
    The King and I, musical, opens on Broadway
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    Joseph Stalin dies on March 5, yielding his position as leader of the Soviet Union.
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev
    Nikita Khrushchev makes his famous Secret Speech denouncing Stalin's "cult of personality"
  • Trouble in the Suez

    Trouble in the Suez
    The Suez Crisis boils as Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal
  • Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly
    Buddy Holly dies in plane crash
  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Academy Award-winning film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence starring Peter O'Toole premieres in America.
  • JFK blown away

    JFK blown away
    President John F. Kennedy is assassinated on November 22 while riding in an open convertible through Dallas.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    A Vietnamese communist, who served as President of Vietnam. March 2 Operation Rolling Thunder begins bombing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail supply line from North Vietnam to the Vietcong rebels in the south. On March 8, the first U.S. combat troops, 3,500 marines, land in South Vietnam.
  • Bernie Goetz

    Bernie Goetz
    Mr. Goetz shot four young men who he said were threatening him on a New York City subway. Goetz was charged with attempted murder but was acquitted of the charges, though convicted of carrying an unlicensed gun.
  • China Declares Martial Laws

    China declares martial law, enabling them to use force of arms against protesting students to end the Tiananmen Square protests.