Guess the Year 5-27-13

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by Alyssa Weaver | Lochbuie, Colo.
1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod.

Alaska admitted as 49th US State on January 3rd.

Hawaii admitted as 50th US State on August 21st.

“Bozo the Clown” live children’s show premieres on TV.

Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die.

Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” released.

“Some Like it Hot” with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon premieres.

Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years.

13th NBA Championship: Bost. Celtics sweep Minn. Lakers in 4 games. Boston Celtics win 8th straight title.

1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod.

“Rawhide” with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV.

Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald win at the 1st Grammy Awards on May 4th.

Giants, Jim Hearn, allows two runs against Pirates, game is suspended. Hearn is released and charged with loss two months after his retirement.

Elvis Presley’s 1st entry on UK charts with “Heartbreak Hotel.”

Monkeys Able and Baker zoom 300 mi (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became 1st animals retrieved from a space mission.

Iraq terminates milt assistance pact with US due to neutrality.

1st class graduates from Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon.

Governor of Louisiana, Earl K. Long, is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital’s director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane.

Convicted Manhattan Project spy, Klaus Fuchs, is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career.)

A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people.

The steel strike on July 15th begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.

On July 17th, a 2,000 feet long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis.

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.


The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1919. Congratulations to Gerald Collins of Loveland, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month. ❖