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  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman
    Harry TrumanAs 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 in Japan during World War II, on August 6 and August 9, 1945, respectively.
  • Red China

    Red China
    Red China infothe Communist Party of China wins the Chinese Civil War, establishing the People's Republic of China.
  • Joesph McCarthy

    Joesph McCarthy
    Information for Joseph McCarthyJoe McCarthy, the US Senator, gains national attention and begins his anti-communist crusade with his Lincoln Day speech.
  • Television

    The start of TVbecoming widespread (in black and white format) and becomes the most popular means of advertising.
  • The Rosenbergs

    The Rosenbergs
    The spiesThe Rosenbergs, Ethel and Julius, were convicted on March 29 for espionage.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Number 34Dwight D. Eisenhower is first elected as U.S. president, winning by a landslide margin of 442 to 89 electoral votes.
  • Vaccine For Polio

    Vaccine For Polio
    The vaccineThe vaccine for polio is privately tested by Jonas Salk.
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    Joeph StalinJoseph Stalin dies on March 5, yielding his position as leader of the Soviet Union.
  • Communist bloc

    Communist bloc
    Communuist bloca group of communist nations dominated by the Soviet Union at this time. Probably a reference to the Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • The KIng And I

    The KIng And I
    The King and Imusical, opens on Broadway on March 29.