Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April celebrates the 50's

April celebrates the 50s!

Fun facts:

First modern credit card introduced
First organ transplant
First "Peanuts" cartoon strip
Color TV introduced
Car seat belt introduced
Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen at age 25
DNA discovered
Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile
Disneyland opens
McDonald's Corp founded
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus
Elvis gyrates on the Ed Sullivan Show
TV remote control invented
Velcro introduced
Dr Seuss publishes The Cat in the Hat
Hula Hoops become popular
LEGO Toy bricks first introduced
NASA founded
Peace symbol created
The Sound of Music opens on Broadway
Average Salary: $2,992
Cost of a loaf of bread: $0.14

Resources: http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade50.html and http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1950timeline.htm

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