We Didn't Start The Fire

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In History
  • South Pacific, the prize-winning musical, opens on Broadway on April 7, 1949

    South Pacific is a 1949 musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The story draws from James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, 1948 novel, Tales of the South Pacific, weaving together characters and elements from several of its stories into a single plotline
  • North Korea and South Korea declare war after Northern forces stream south on June 25, 1950

    On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea.
  • The Rosenberg’s, Ethel and Julius, were convicted on March 29, 1951 for espionage

    In one of the most sensational trials in American history, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage for their role in passing atomic secrets to the Soviets during and after World War II. The husband and wife were later sentenced to death and were executed in 1953.
  • Albert Einstein's Death

    Albert Einstein's Death
    Albert Einstein dies on April 18, 1955 at the age of 76. He was a scientist and originator of the theory of relativity and was admitted to hospital three days before his death with an internal complaint.
  • Disneyland Opens

    Disneyland Opens
    On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened; the following day, Disneyland officially opened to the public. Disneyland, which was located in Anaheim, California on what used to be a 160-acre orange orchard, and cost $17 million to build. The original park included Main Street, Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.
  • JFK Blown Away

    JFK Blown Away
    President John F. Kennedy is assassinated on November 22, 1963 while riding in an open convertible through Dallas.
  • China's Under Martial Law

    China's Under Martial Law
    On May 20, 1988 China declares martial law, enabling them to use force of arms against protesting students to end the Tiananmen Square protests.
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    We Didn't Start The Fire

    Events that happened from the song "We Didn't Start The Fire"