Major Historical Events

Through out the 1950'S

Korean War Begins

On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south.On November 1, 1952, the United States successfully detonated "Mike," the world's first hydrogen bomb, on the Elugelab Atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands
A History Of The Korean War

Sputnik

History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age and the U.S.-U.S.S.R space race.
Launch of Sputnik 1 - October 4, 1957

1953 - 1961

Dwight D. Eisenhower is president.

1954

U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy begins televised hearings into alleged Communists in the army.

1954

First atomic submarine launched.