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  • Alabama

    Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th-most extensive and the 23rd-most populous of the 50 United States. Alabama ranks second in the area of its inland waterways.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States. During World War I, Truman served in combat in France as an artillery officer in his National Guard unit. Truman faced many challenges in domestic affairs. His approval ratings in the polls started out very high, and then steadily sank until he was one of the most unpopular men to leave the White House.
  • Dwight David Eisenhower

    Dwight David Eisenhower
    Dwight David Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. After that he was a five-star general in the United States Army. During World War II, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.
  • Winthrop Rockefeller

    Winthrop Rockefeller
    Winthrop Rockefeller was a politician and philanthropist who served as the first Republican Governor of Arkansas since Reconstruction. He was a third-generation member of the Rockefeller family.
  • Marlon Brando, Jr

    Marlon Brando, Jr
    Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American movie star. Brando became a box office star during the 1950s, during which time he racked up five Oscar nominations as Best Actor. Brando directed and starred in the cult western film One-Eyed Jacks that was released in 1961.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe born Norma Jeane Mortenson but baptized and raised as Norma Jeane Baker; was an American actress, singer, model and showgirl who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis Aaron Presleya was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
  • Rock Around the Clock

    Rock Around the Clock
    Rock Around the Clock is a 12-bar-blues-based song written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter under the pseudonym "Jimmy De Knight") in 1952. The best-known and most successful rendition was recorded by Bill Haley and His Comets in 1954. It was a No1 single in both the US and UK charts and also re-entered the UK Charts in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Thalidomide

    Thalidomide is a sedative drug introduced in the late 1950s that was used to treat morning sickness.It was sold from 1957 until 1961, when it was withdrawn after being found to be a cause of birth defects.
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 British World War II film by David Lean based on The Bridge over the River Kwai by French writer Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction but borrows the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942–43 for its historical setting. It stars William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayakawa. The film was shot in Sri Lanka.The bridge in the movie was located near Kitulgala.