1951Yolande Betbeze Fox(born 1929 in Mobile, Alabama) wasMiss America in 1951.Fox (then Betbeze) entered MissAlabama for the scholarshipopportunities the pageant presented.Having been educated in a conventschool, she was reluctant to pose in aswimsuit and refused to do so after shewon Miss America.That led the swim suitcompany, Catalina, to withdraw theirsponsorship of the Miss Americapageant and eventually broughtabout the creation of the rival Miss USApageant.
1953 The first on Everest (1953) New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa (inhabitant of the Himalayas) Norkay Tenzing, members of a British expedition, are the first to reach the summit of Everest, the highest mountain on Earth (8,850 meters), located between China and Nepal, at 11:30 am, local time on May 29, 1953. London received the news the day of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the two are knighted.
1955 Ray Kroc was the founder of McDonaldsThe name comes from 1955, the date on which the investor RayKroc, entrepreneur and milkshake machine salesman, decided tovisit that restaurant that you placed an order for 8 machinesshakes, when the average was 1. Upon arriving at it was the firstMcDonalds restaurant in San Bernardino (California), wasfascinated by the cleanliness and speed of service.
1959 BarbieBarbie is a doll manufactured by U.S. company Mattel. Was launchedon March 9, 1959 at the American International Toy Fair in New York. Itwas created by Ruth Handler wife of Elliot Handler, Mattel co-founder. The name Barbie was placed in honor of Ruthsdaughter, Barbara. Its creation was inspired by a German doll calledBild Lilli.