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Korean War Starts: North Koreans invade South Korea
Korean War -- By JACK JAMES -- June 25, 1950
Korean War: MacArthur cable to United Press President Hugh Baille
Korean War -- December 01, 1950
Queen Elizabeth II begins reign
Churchill, King George, Queen Elizabeth II -- February 06, 1952
King George: All the world mourns monarch
Churchill, King George, Queen Elizabeth II -- By the United Press -- February 06, 1952
Lines two miles long at Stalin Bier
Death Of Stalin -- By HENRY SHAPIRO -- March 06, 1953
Profile: Stalin rallied Russians over Nazis
Death Of Stalin -- By United Press -- March 06, 1953
Rosenberg executed as spies
Rosenbergs Executed -- By JACK WOLISTON -- June 20, 1953
Supreme Court strikes down school segregation
Civil Rights: Desegregation -- May 17, 1954
Negroes boycott bus line to protest Rosa Parks arrest
Civil Rights: Desegregation -- December 05, 1955
Reporter weeps at "murder of a people" in Hungary
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- November 15, 1956
Hungarians ask reporter: "How do I get out?"
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- November 21, 1956
Hungarians defy Soviet tanks in kidnap protest
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- December 03, 1956
Russian tanks block defiant Hungarian women
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- December 05, 1956
Hungarian proletarians fought the hardest
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- December 10, 1956
Negroes slip by angry mob, enter Little Rock high school whites leave
Civil Rights: Desegregation -- September 23, 1957
Soviets launch Sputnik
Space Race: Sputnik -- By United Press -- October 04, 1957
Ape to ride next Sputnik, dog still alive in Sputnik II
Space Race: Sputnik -- By HENRY SHAPIRO -- November 04, 1957
Profile: Castro won power in two years
Cuban Revolution -- January 02, 1959
China Reds recognized by Britain
United Press -- January 06, 1950
India gains full independence
United Press -- January 26, 1950
Sen. McCarthy's charge denied by State Department
McCarthy Red Hunt -- United Press -- February 10, 1950
FBI names 10 top men on 'most wanted' list
James Lee -- March 14, 1950
North Koreans invade South Korea
Korean War -- By JACK JAMES -- June 25, 1950
North Koreans drive within four miles of Seoul
Top Stories -- By JACK JAMES -- June 27, 1950
American Reds defy new law; declare they won't register
United Press -- September 24, 1950
Seoul liberated by Allied might
Korean War -- September 26, 1950
2 shot in seeming effort to kill Truman
United Press -- November 01, 1950
MacArthur cable to UP's Hugh Baille
Top Stories -- December 01, 1950
Dr. Ralph Bunche gets Peace Prize in Oslo program
United Press -- December 11, 1950
Seoul abandoned to red hordes
United Press -- January 04, 1951
Argentine leader opens 'Games'
David Wilson -- February 25, 1951
Utah allows Nevada honor of ratifying amendment to Constitution
United Press -- February 28, 1951
Paris revels on 2,000th anniversary
International News Service -- July 08, 1951
First dialed long distance call history
United Press -- November 11, 1951
Joe DiMaggio retires as player
United Press International -- December 11, 1951
All the world mourns dead British monarch
Churchill, King George, Queen Elizabeth II -- By the United Press -- February 06, 1952
New ruler weeps at news of king's death
Churchill, King George, Queen Elizabeth II -- February 06, 1952
First landing made at North Pole
United Press -- May 05, 1952
Puerto Rico celebrates new freedom status
International News Service -- July 25, 1952
Jordan's king loses throne, others 'nervous in service'
Phil Newsom -- August 11, 1952
Hydrogen bomb officially joins America's arsenal
United Press -- November 17, 1952
Hank Williams dies on way to show
United Press -- January 01, 1953
Profile: Stalin rallied Russians over Nazis
Death Of Stalin -- By United Press -- March 06, 1953
Lines 2 miles long wait at Stalin bier
Death Of Stalin -- By HENRY SHAPIRO -- March 06, 1953
Choice for best film surprises film folk
United Press -- March 20, 1953
Rosenbergs go silently to electric chair
Rosenbergs Executed -- By JACK WOLISTON -- June 20, 1953
Firing stops in Korea, GIs in front line start moving back
Korean War -- By EARNEST HOBERECHT -- July 27, 1953
Bloody coup fells Iran's Mossadegh
United Press -- August 19, 1953
Senator Kennedy marries heiress as police hold back sightseers
September 12, 1953
Man gets divorce decades after desertion
United Press -- January 21, 1954
Fanatics rake House with gunfire
United Press -- March 01, 1954
Giant U.S. airlift aiding French
United Press -- April 21, 1954
Dien Bien Phu overrun by rebels
United Press -- May 07, 1954
Supreme Court strikes down public school segregation
Civil Rights: Desegregation -- May 17, 1954
100 men killed and 125 injured by blast aboard USS Bennington
James Baar -- May 26, 1954
'Under God' added to pledge of allegiance
United Press -- June 14, 1954
Indochina War comes to halt
United Press -- August 11, 1954
Bill signed to outlaw communists
United Press -- August 24, 1954
Hurricane Carol heads toward coast of North Carolina
United Press -- August 30, 1954
Navy accepts first atomic submarine
United Press -- September 30, 1954
Weeping Marilyn gets divorce after telling judge Joe was 'cold,' 'indifferent' to her
Aline Mosby -- October 27, 1954
Woman victim to get Alabama meteorite
United Press -- December 02, 1954
Scientist Jonas Salk develops polio vaccine
Top Stories -- April 20, 1955
Kids are delighted with Disneyland
Aline Mosby -- July 18, 1955
Two white men charged with kidnapping negro
Civil Rights: Desegregation -- August 30, 1955
Murder charge due against two in death of negro boy
September 01, 1955
Dictator Peron resignation negotiated by rebel forces
United Press -- September 19, 1955
Cat, Mouse Hold Oscar Honor Record
By Vernon Scott, United Press -- September 22, 1955
James Dean, bobby sox movie idol, is killed
ALINE MOSBY -- October 01, 1955
Negroes boycott bus line to protest Rosa Parks arrest
Civil Rights: Desegregation -- December 05, 1955
Newly wed Princess Grace, Prince Rainier honeymoon in Iberia
International News Service -- April 20, 1956
Film on "Flying Saucers" claims to be taken from government files
Space Race: Sputnik -- Aline Mosby, United Press Hollywood Writer -- April 26, 1956
Hope dims for 258 fire-trapped Belgian miners
United Press -- August 08, 1956
Don Larsen on perfect game: Dodger batters in ninth looked like Williams
Don Larsen as told to the United Press -- October 09, 1956
Eisenhower wins re-election
United Press -- November 07, 1956
Reporter weeps at "murder of a people" in Hungary
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- November 15, 1956
Hungarians ask reporter: "How do I get out?"
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- November 21, 1956
Tommy Dorsey's death held accident
United Press -- November 27, 1956
Hungarians defy Soviet tanks in kidnap protest
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- December 03, 1956
Russian tanks block defiant Hungarian women
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- December 05, 1956
Hungarian proletarians fought the hardest
Hungarian Revolution -- By RUSSELL JONES -- December 10, 1956
Ghana, first negro native colony, born
United Press -- March 06, 1957
Six European nations sign pooling pacts
Ghana, Treaty Of Rome -- March 26, 1957
Althea Brings Home Prize She Pursued for 15 Years
Civil Rights: Desegregation -- July 08, 1957
President Eisenhower takes recess from test
1952 Election -- July 13, 1957
A-quake cavern taboo 100 years
United Press -- September 20, 1957
Negroes slip by angry mob, enter school; whites leave
Civil Rights: Desegregation -- September 23, 1957
Soviets beat U.S. - first into space
Space Race: Sputnik -- By United Press -- October 04, 1957
Ape to ride next Sputnik, dog still alive in No. 2
Space Race: Sputnik -- By HENRY SHAPIRO -- November 04, 1957
Farmer hints he killed woman; police find 10 skulls
United Press -- November 18, 1957
Elizabeth marries amid Westminster splendor as all England cheers
Robert Musel -- November 20, 1957
Plane crashes with soccer team aboard
United Press -- February 06, 1958
U.S. fighting men sent to Nixon's protection in Venezuela
United Press International -- May 14, 1958
United Press, International News Service in merger
United Press International -- May 24, 1958
U.S. makes ready to launch program for outer space conquest
United Press International -- July 29, 1958
Nautilus completes polar trip
United Press International -- August 08, 1958
Air cadets moving into new academy
United Press International -- August 29, 1958
Full 6,325 mile range completed; test meats Reds
Richard F. Roper -- November 28, 1958
Dislikes walking
United Press International -- November 28, 1958
Castro won power in two years
Top Stories -- January 02, 1959
Russian rocket half way to moon
Space Race: Sputnik -- United Press International -- January 03, 1959
First jet transport spans U.S. in 4 hours
United Press International -- January 25, 1959
Self-Hypnosis Gives Mother Painless Childbirth
Top Stories -- January 31, 1959
Crash kills three rock 'n' roll stars
United Press International International -- February 03, 1959
Castro becomes Cuban premier
Francis L. McCarthy -- February 17, 1959
Petty winner in 500-mile race
United Press International -- February 26, 1959
Tibet's Lama escapes Red pursuers
United Press International -- April 02, 1959
'Volare' wins top record honor at Grammy Awards
United Press International -- May 05, 1959
Ex-U.W. Co-ed Becomes 'The Toast of New York'
Civil Rights: Desegregation -- By Jack Gaver -- May 29, 1959
Instrumental U.S. satellite is in orbit
United Press International -- August 07, 1959
Lloyd Wright museum opens in N.Y. today
United Press International -- October 21, 1959
U.S., Soviet Union sign treaty for peaceful use of Antarctica
December 01, 1959
EVENTS
1959 Year In Review

Intro to the Events of 1959
Cuban Revolution
Death of John Foster Dulles
Dalai Lama Flees Tibet
Governor Earl Long Goes Crazy
City Gangs and a Lynching in Mississippi
Nixon visits Russia
Khrushchev Visits the United States
Archive Photos
Fidel Castro over the years
Presidential State Dinners
Vintage Hollywood
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
The Reagan assassination attempt
Remembering Nelson Mandela
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