Harry Truman inaugurationHarry Truman is inaugurated after taking office of president almost 4 years earlier. This was the first inauguration a president was sworn in by two bibles. Later in his presidency Harry Truman gave authorization to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Marilyn Monroe soars into popularityWith the premiere of the movie, "The Asphalt Jungle" Marilyn soared into popularity. For more info on this famous actress click on the link provided.
North and South Korea declare warNorth and South Korea declare war after the North unexpectedly attacks the South. This would start the 3 year "conflict", This "conflict" never had a formal treaty.
SputnikAfter Russia launched Sputnik, the space race began. Sputnik was only about the size of a beach ball but was a turning point in history. It was the first space sattelite to be launched into space and only took 98 days to orbit the Earth.
Democratic Republic of the Congo declares independenceThe Democratic Republic of the Congo declares independence from Belgiam. It was populated as early as 10,000 years ago. Belgiam colonized it in 1885.
John GlennJohn Glenn flew the first American manned orbital mission on "Friendship 7".
Malcolm X delivers his speech, "The chickens have come home to roost"Malcolm X was commenting on JFk's assassination.
Plane hijacking of EntebbeThe plane hijacking of Entebbe was called "Operation Thunderbolt". It lasted for entire week.
Russians declare war on AfghanistanRussians start a ten year war with Afghanistan.
Wheel of Fortune PremieresThe famous tv game show, Wheel of Fortune premieres on TV.