We Didn't Start The Fire History

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  • Harry Trueman Inauguration

    Harry Trueman Inauguration
    Harry Trueman gets inaugurated as the 33rd president of the United States.
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  • Joe Dimaggio and the World Series

    Joe Dimaggio and the World Series
    Joe Dimaggio and the New York Yankees go to the World Series 5 times in a row in the 1940's, winning 4 of them.
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  • Korean War

    Korean War
    North and South Korea declare war on June 25, 1950.
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  • Eisenhower gets elected

    Eisenhower gets elected
    Dwight D. Eisenhower is first elected as U.S. president, winning by a landslide margin of 442 to 89 electoral votes.
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  • 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).
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  • Communist Bloc

    Communist Bloc
    Communist bloc is a group of communist nations dominated by the Soviet Union at this time. Probably a reference to the Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
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  • 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.
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  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein dies on April 18 at the age of 76.
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  • Disneyland

    Disneyland opens on July 17 as Walt Disney's first theme park.
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  • Elvis Prestley

    Elvis Prestley
    Elvis Presley signs with RCA Records on November 21, beginning his pop career.
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