Avgwarhawk

On this day in 1954.....

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Like to start a new thread.  On this day in 1954 this happened:

 

Nov 3 Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe

 

Please add forthcoming days as they occur and what happened on that day  in 1954.  

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Saturday 6 November 1954

 

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mangoand Catherine Crier. In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits. Drum Beat, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching War in the Air. 
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Nov 7th 

  • Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
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Nov 11 1954 - U.S.A. - - Veteran's Day

This is the first time ever that the Veteran's Day was declared a national celebration. 

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Nov 11,1954 - U.S.A. - - Marine Corps War Memorial

The Iwo Jima statue is unveiled at the USMC War Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. The cast bronze memorial is based on the iconic photo of the raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal and President Dwight D. Eisenhower performs the dedication ceremony . 

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NOV 11th 1954 - U.S.A. - - Veteran's Day

This is the first time ever that the Veteran's Day was declared a national celebration. 

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NOV 12th 1954 - U.S.A. - - Ellis Island

Ellis Island in New York closes after providing the gateway for 12 million immigrants from 1892 - 1924. From 1924 to 1954 it was mostly used as a detention and deportation center for illegal immigrants .

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Condoleezza Rice, (born November 14, 1954, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.), American educator and politician, who served as national security adviser (2001–05) and secretary of state (2005–09) to U.S. Pres. George W. Bush.

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Nov 16, 1954:  Number one song in the US   Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes

 

Other than that...nothing remarkable occured. 

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1 hour ago, Avgwarhawk said:

Nov 16, 1954:  Number one song in the US   Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes

 

Other than that...nothing remarkable occured. 

November 16th, 1954  I was going to post that but I thought that you would come up with something more spectacular

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Nov 17th 1954: A U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet is forced by bad weather to remain aloft for 47 hours 35 minutes, needing nine aerial refuellings.

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Nov 19, 1954: The Korean Cold War between the communist North and the capitalist South begins over a year after the conclusion of the Korean War.

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Nov 21, 1954:  It was a Sunday.  A day of church and rest.  Nothing happened.   However, if any read the paper this day "Regency Radio: World's First Transistor Radio," New York Times, was advertised.    

 

We have come a long way since transistor radios.  

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