By: Magdalena, Caroline and Wayland

First Barbie Doll introduced

Barbie doll was marketed as a teen fashion model and mirrored as the sophisticated glamour of 1950s stars like Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor. The Barbie doll projected every little girl's dream of the future while teaching females about independence. And it also represented that women could be and more; famous, wealthy, and popular

First credit card was invented by Dr. George Butterfield

In 1950, the first independent credit card company in the world, Diners Club, started as a way for New York businessmen to pay for client meals at 14 participating restaurants. The Club went on to inspire the first credit card-themed Hollywood movie (1963’s The Man from the Diners' Club).
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Dr. Seuss publishes Cat in the Hat

Random House published The Cat in the Hat in March of 1957, it was an immediate hit and ultimately revolutionized the way American children learned to read. The Cat in the Hat was a response to concerns that American children were lagging in literacy.

DNA Structure was discovered by Watson and Crick

The discovery in 1953 of the double helix, the twisted-ladder structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), James Watson and Francis Crick marked a milestone in the history of science and gave rise to modern molecular biology, which is largely concerned with understanding how genes control the chemical processes within cells
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Disneyland Opens

In the early 1950s, Walt Disney began designing a huge amusement park to be built near Los Angeles. He intended Disneyland to have educational as well as amusement value and to entertain adults and their children. Disneyland opened to the public on July 18, 1955, with an entrance fee of $1. Over the decades, Disneyland has added attractions and opened the imaginations of millions of children.
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Elvis Presley - Hound Dog (Audio)
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti