Thirty-five military advisors are sent to South Vietnam to give military and economic aid to the anti-Communist government.
Amendment & I Love Lucy
22nd Amendment, establishing term limits for President, Also, Love Lucy firat airs.
Car Seatbelts first introduced
Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated as President
Dictator Dead & Entertainment
Joseph Stalin Dies. Playboy introduced to the public 5 months later.
The first color televisions go on sale.
Segration is Opposed
Racial segregation in public schools is declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in Brown vs. the Board of Education. The ruling of the court stated that racial segregation violated the 14th Amendment's clause that guaranteed equal protection.
Food gains ground
Ray Kroc founds the idea for the McDonald's corporation, launching the food nation into a sprial upward.
Change For The Better
Rosa Parks refuses to give up seat on a bus in Mobile, Alabama, shooting the Civil Rights Movement into full swing.
Women on the Work Force
The need to women to begin taking up the work front was on the rise once again.
Dan Larsen pitches the first no-hitter, a perfect game, in post-season baseball history when his New York Yankees best the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 5th game of the 1956 World Series.
Elvis comes out with his hit "Jailhouse Rock"
U.S. Congress approves the first civil rights bill since reconstruction with additional protection of voting rights.
Dr. Seuss Publishes The Cat in the Hat
Alaska is admitted to the United States as the 49th state to be followed on August 21 by Hawaii.