we didnt start the fire

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  • harry truman

    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.
  • billy joel

    billy joel
    is an American pianist, performer, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the
  • dwight d eisenhower

    dwight d eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower is first elected as U.S. president, winning by a landslide margin of 442 to 89 electoral votes.
    The vaccine for polio is privately tested by Jonas Salk.
  • marilyn monroe

    marilyn monroe
    Marilyn Monroe soars in popularity with five new movies, including The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve, and attempts suicide after the death of friend Johnny Hyde who asked to marry her several times, but she refused respectfully. Monroe would later (1954) be married for a brief time to Joe DiMaggio (mentioned in the previous verse).
  • winthrop rockefeller

    winthrop rockefeller
    Winthrop Rockefeller and his wife Barbara are involved in a highly publicized divorce, culminating in 1954 with a record-breaking $5.5 million settlement.[9]
  • roy cohn

    roy cohn
    Roy Cohn resigns as Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel and enters private practice with the fall of McCarthy. He also worked to prosecute the Rosenbergs, mentioned earlier.
  • albert einstein

    albert einstein
    Albert Einstein dies on April 18 at the age of 76.
  • Brigitte Bardot

    Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot appears in her first mainstream film And God Created Woman and establishes an international reputation as a French "sex kitten".
  • Jack Kerouac

    Jack Kerouac
    Jack Kerouac publishes his first novel in seven years, On the Road
  • Charles Starkweather

    Charles Starkweather
    Charles Starkweather homicides capture the attention of Americans, killing eleven people before he is caught in a massive manhunt in Douglas, Wyoming.