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1959 was a very interesting year

Post by Your Mom on Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:00 pm

Just look at January for a start.

1959

January 1
Cultivars of plants named after this date must be named in a modern language, not in Latin.
Cuba: Fulgencio Batista flees Havana when the forces of Fidel Castro advance.
January 2
CBS Radio discontinues four soap operas: Backstage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, The Road of Life, and This is Nora Drake.
Castro's troops approach Havana.
The Soviet Union successfully launches the Luna 1 spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome.
January 3
The island of Addu in the Maldives declares independence.
Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
January 4
In Cuba, rebel troops led by Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos enter the city of Havana.
In Léopoldville, 42 people are killed during food fights between the police and participants of a meeting of the Abako Party.
January 6
Fidel Castro arrives in Havana.
The International Maritime Organization is inaugurated.
January 7 – The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
January 8 – Charles de Gaulle is inaugurated as the first president of the French Fifth Republic.
January 10 – The Soviet government recognizes the new Castro government.
January 11 – The Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques is founded in Monaco.
January 12
The Caves of Nerja are discovered in Spain.
Motown Records is founded by Berry Gordy, Jr.
January 13 – Cuban communists execute 71 supporters of Fulgencio Batista.
January 15 – The Soviet Union conducts its first census after World War II.
January 21 – The European Court of Human Rights is established.
January 22 – Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine in Port Griffith, Pennsylvania near Pittston, Pennsylvania; 12 miners are killed.
January 25 – Pope John XXIII announces that the Second Vatican Council will be convened in Rome.
January 29 – Walt Disney releases his 16th animated film, Sleeping Beauty in Beverly Hills. It is Disney's first animated film to be shown in 70mm and modern 6-track stereophonic sound.[1] Also on the program is Disney's new live-action short subject Grand Canyon, which uses the music of Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite. Grand Canyon wins an Oscar for Best Documentary Short.
January 30 – Danish passenger/cargo ship MS Hans Hedtoft, returning to Copenhagen after its maiden voyage to Greenland, strikes an iceberg and sinks off the Greenland coast with the loss of all 95 on board.

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Re: 1959 was a very interesting year

Post by Your Mom on Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:07 pm

February was even more interesting. Just look at the first few days. affraid

1959


February 1 – A referendum in Switzerland turns down female suffrage.
February 2 – Nine ski hikers mysteriously perish in the northern Ural Mountains in the Dyatlov Pass incident.
February 3
A chartered plane transporting musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper with pilot Roger Peterson goes down in foggy conditions near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all four on board. The tragedy is later termed "The Day the Music Died", popularized in Don McLean's 1972 song "American Pie".
American Airlines Flight 320, a Lockheed L-188 Electra from Chicago crashes into the East River on approach to New York City's LaGuardia Airport, killing 65 of the 73 people on board.
February 6 – At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.

WTF really happened at Dyatlov?
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Re: 1959 was a very interesting year

Post by Professor Higgins on Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:33 pm

You must have been a spring chicken then Smile
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Re: 1959 was a very interesting year

Post by Professor Higgins on Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:35 pm

The Dyalatov pass incident fascinates me. High end bizarre!
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Re: 1959 was a very interesting year

Post by Your Mom on Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:25 pm

Yeah, that's a weird one for sure!
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Re: 1959 was a very interesting year

Post by Troller Durden on Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:51 am

Nice topic.

I would have enjoyed the 50's. Putting Animal fat in my hair always gets me weird looks nowadays.
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