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Can You Guess the Year? 11-29-10

Article and artwork by Dorothy Miller Lochbuie, Colo.
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This year Elvis Presley recorded “Heartbreak Hotel” for RCA in Nashville. Elvis made his first TV appearance.

A fire damaged the top part of the Eiffel Tower.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s home was bombed.

French premier Guy Mollet was pelted with tomatoes in Algiers.

“My Friend Flicka” premiered on CBS TV.

The Pirates and KC A’s canceled an exhibition game in Birmingham Ala., because of a local ordinance barring blacks from playing against whites.

Britain abolished the death penalty.

Khrushchev denounced Stalin at the 20th Soviet Party Conference.

President Eisenhower announced he would seek a second term.

“King Kong,” was first televised.

The 8th Emmy Awards were given to “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Phil Silvers Show” and Lucille Ball.

The USSR performed a nuclear test.

Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp.

“Marty,” Anna Magnani and Ernest Borgnine won the 28th Academy Awards.

Red Buttons debuted on TV.

Soap operas “As the World Turns” and “Edge of Night” premiered on TV.

The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan was struck by a deadly tornado.

Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

The U.S. Supreme court ended race segregation on buses.

Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retired undefeated from boxing.

“The Pinky Lee Show” and “Bob Hope Show” were last shown on TV.

Great Britain performed a nuclear Test at Monte Bello, Australia.

President Eisenhower signed a farm bill allowing the government to store agricultural surplus.

John Lennon who was 15 and Paul McCartney, 13, met for the first time as Lennon’s rock group Quarrymen performed at a church dinner.

Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin ended their partnership after 16 films.

Dick Clark’s made his first appearance as host of American Bandstand.

A white mob prevented enrollment of blacks at Mansfield High School in Texas.

Harry Belafonte’s album “Calypso,” was number one for 31 weeks.

Black students entered and were barred from a Clay Kentucky elementary school.

The North Pole, in Colorado Springs, Colo., was built this year. Rufus Porter was Santa’s hurdy-gurdy man. While Rufus played his hurdy-gurdy, his pet monkey would politely tip his hat when people dropped pennies into his cup. Coins collected in the cup were combined with money from the wishing well to provide gifts for the needy and orphaned children at Christmastime.

Eighteen year old James Gamble was Santa’s puppeteer. Gamble’s show featured 30 marionettes he made. His mother, Mrs. J.C. Gamble designed the wardrobes.

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.

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The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1910. Congratulations to Candy France of Rawlins, Wyo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.

This year Elvis Presley recorded “Heartbreak Hotel” for RCA in Nashville. Elvis made his first TV appearance.

A fire damaged the top part of the Eiffel Tower.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s home was bombed.

French premier Guy Mollet was pelted with tomatoes in Algiers.

“My Friend Flicka” premiered on CBS TV.

The Pirates and KC A’s canceled an exhibition game in Birmingham Ala., because of a local ordinance barring blacks from playing against whites.

Britain abolished the death penalty.

Khrushchev denounced Stalin at the 20th Soviet Party Conference.

President Eisenhower announced he would seek a second term.

“King Kong,” was first televised.

The 8th Emmy Awards were given to “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Phil Silvers Show” and Lucille Ball.

The USSR performed a nuclear test.

Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp.

“Marty,” Anna Magnani and Ernest Borgnine won the 28th Academy Awards.

Red Buttons debuted on TV.

Soap operas “As the World Turns” and “Edge of Night” premiered on TV.

The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan was struck by a deadly tornado.

Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

The U.S. Supreme court ended race segregation on buses.

Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retired undefeated from boxing.

“The Pinky Lee Show” and “Bob Hope Show” were last shown on TV.

Great Britain performed a nuclear Test at Monte Bello, Australia.

President Eisenhower signed a farm bill allowing the government to store agricultural surplus.

John Lennon who was 15 and Paul McCartney, 13, met for the first time as Lennon’s rock group Quarrymen performed at a church dinner.

Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin ended their partnership after 16 films.

Dick Clark’s made his first appearance as host of American Bandstand.

A white mob prevented enrollment of blacks at Mansfield High School in Texas.

Harry Belafonte’s album “Calypso,” was number one for 31 weeks.

Black students entered and were barred from a Clay Kentucky elementary school.

The North Pole, in Colorado Springs, Colo., was built this year. Rufus Porter was Santa’s hurdy-gurdy man. While Rufus played his hurdy-gurdy, his pet monkey would politely tip his hat when people dropped pennies into his cup. Coins collected in the cup were combined with money from the wishing well to provide gifts for the needy and orphaned children at Christmastime.

Eighteen year old James Gamble was Santa’s puppeteer. Gamble’s show featured 30 marionettes he made. His mother, Mrs. J.C. Gamble designed the wardrobes.

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.

***

The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1910. Congratulations to Candy France of Rawlins, Wyo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.


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