Harry 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 popularity
With the premiere of the movie, "The Asphalt Jungle" Marilyn soared into popularity. For more info on this famous actress click on the link provided.
After 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 independence