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Can You Guess the Year? 5-24-10

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by Dorothy Miller
Lochbuie, Colo.

Avalanches in Austria killed more than 200 people.

Avalanches in Austria killed more than 200 people.

Marilyn Monroe married baseball player Joe DiMaggio.

The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union met at the Berlin Conference.

After authorizing $385 million over the $400 million already budgeted for military aid to Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warned against United States intervention in Vietnam.

The first mass vaccination of children against polio began in Pittsburgh, Pa.

American journalists Edward Murrow and Fred W. Friendly produced a 30-minute See It Now documentary, entitled “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy.”

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Joey Giardello knocked out Willie Tory at Madison Square Garden, in the first televised boxing prize fight to be shown in color.

The 26th Academy Awards ceremony was held.

RCA manufactured the first color TV set. A 12-inch screen cost $1,000.

The Unification Church was founded in South Korea.

The Boeing 707 was released after about two years of development.

The United States Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools are unconstitutional.

The words “under God” were added to the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

Emilie Dionne, one of the Dionne Quintuplets, died of asphyxiation following an epileptic seizure at Sainte Agathe, Quebec. She was the first of the five to perish.

The first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine was published in the United States.

The last new episode of “The Lone Ranger” was aired on radio, after 21 years.

In Sylacauga, Ala., a four kilogram piece of the Hodges Meteorite crashed through the roof of a house and badly bruised a napping woman, in the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person.

The first Burger King opened in Miami, Fla.

The first Hyatt Hotel, The Hyatt House in Los Angeles, opened.

“A Star is Born” premiered and marked Judy Garland’s comeback after her termination from her contract at MGM.

Movies included “White Christmas,” “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” “A Star Is Born” and “The High and the Mighty.”

The first dome cars built by Budd Company entered revenue service on Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway’s North Coast Limited.

Frank Sinatra won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in “From Here to Eternity.” Bing Crosby received a Best Actor nomination for his work in “The Country Girl.”

“Rock Around the Clock” was released as the b-side to “Thirteen Women (and Only One Man in Town)”. The song was only a moderate success until it was featured in the film “Blackboard Jungle” the next year.

Elvis Presley had his first commercial recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tenn. He sang “That’s All Right (Mama)” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”

A cover version of Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” by Bill Haley and His Comets became the first internationally popular rock and roll recording.

Can you guess the year?

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Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

Avalanches in Austria killed more than 200 people.

Marilyn Monroe married baseball player Joe DiMaggio.

The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union met at the Berlin Conference.

After authorizing $385 million over the $400 million already budgeted for military aid to Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warned against United States intervention in Vietnam.

The first mass vaccination of children against polio began in Pittsburgh, Pa.

American journalists Edward Murrow and Fred W. Friendly produced a 30-minute See It Now documentary, entitled “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy.”

Joey Giardello knocked out Willie Tory at Madison Square Garden, in the first televised boxing prize fight to be shown in color.

The 26th Academy Awards ceremony was held.

RCA manufactured the first color TV set. A 12-inch screen cost $1,000.

The Unification Church was founded in South Korea.

The Boeing 707 was released after about two years of development.

The United States Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools are unconstitutional.

The words “under God” were added to the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

Emilie Dionne, one of the Dionne Quintuplets, died of asphyxiation following an epileptic seizure at Sainte Agathe, Quebec. She was the first of the five to perish.

The first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine was published in the United States.

The last new episode of “The Lone Ranger” was aired on radio, after 21 years.

In Sylacauga, Ala., a four kilogram piece of the Hodges Meteorite crashed through the roof of a house and badly bruised a napping woman, in the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person.

The first Burger King opened in Miami, Fla.

The first Hyatt Hotel, The Hyatt House in Los Angeles, opened.

“A Star is Born” premiered and marked Judy Garland’s comeback after her termination from her contract at MGM.

Movies included “White Christmas,” “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” “A Star Is Born” and “The High and the Mighty.”

The first dome cars built by Budd Company entered revenue service on Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway’s North Coast Limited.

Frank Sinatra won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in “From Here to Eternity.” Bing Crosby received a Best Actor nomination for his work in “The Country Girl.”

“Rock Around the Clock” was released as the b-side to “Thirteen Women (and Only One Man in Town)”. The song was only a moderate success until it was featured in the film “Blackboard Jungle” the next year.

Elvis Presley had his first commercial recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tenn. He sang “That’s All Right (Mama)” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”

A cover version of Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” by Bill Haley and His Comets became the first internationally popular rock and roll recording.

Can you guess the year?

***

Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

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