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  • 1950s

    1. 2. Historical Events of the 1950s
    2. 3. 1950 <ul><li>First Peanuts Comic Strip </li></ul><ul><li>First Organ Transplant </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Card system in America </li></ul><ul><li>World population numbers 2.52 billion (population today is estimated at over 6 billion). Population in the US reaches over 100 million people. </li></ul>
    3. 4. 1951 <ul><li>Color TV introduced </li></ul><ul><li>The still camera gets a built in flash </li></ul>
    4. 5. 1952 <ul><li>Car seatbelts introduced </li></ul><ul><li>Polio Vaccine created </li></ul><ul><li>Princess Elizabeth become Queen of Great Britain </li></ul>
    5. 6. 1953 <ul><li>DNA discovered </li></ul><ul><li>Mount Everest climbed by Sir Edward Hilary and Tensing </li></ul>
    6. 7. 1954 <ul><li>Reports say cigarettes cause cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Segregation ruled illegal in the U.S. in Brown vs. the Board of Education. </li></ul><ul><li>54% of US homes have a tv </li></ul>
    7. 8. 1955 <ul><li>Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus. USA Civil Rights Movement gains momentum </li></ul><ul><li>Disneyland opens </li></ul><ul><li>McDonald’s Corporation founded </li></ul>
    8. 9. 1956 <ul><li>TV remote control invented </li></ul><ul><li>IBM creates the first hard disk drive </li></ul><ul><li>Velcro introduced to the public </li></ul><ul><li>The first trans-Atlantic telephone cable becomes operational </li></ul>
    9. 10. 1957 <ul><li>Dr. Seuss publishes The Cat in the Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Lasers developed </li></ul>
    10. 11. 1958 <ul><li>Hula Hoop becomes popular </li></ul><ul><li>Lego toy bricks introduced </li></ul><ul><li>NASA founded </li></ul><ul><li>Stereo LP records first sold </li></ul>
    11. 12. 1959 <ul><li>Barbie dolls sold </li></ul><ul><li>The microchip was invented </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska and Hawaii join the USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Motown records starts a new type of music. </li></ul>
    12. 13. Girls’ clothes and hair…
    13. 23. Boys’ clothes and hair…
    14. 26. Televsion
    15. 28. James Dean
    16. 29. Elizabeth Taylor Grace Kelly Marilyn Monroe
    17. 33. Telephone Booth Cramming
    18. 34. Drive-In Movies
    19. 35. Jukebox
    20. 36. 1950s Advertisements <ul><li>Tv remote control </li></ul><ul><li>Camera with built in flash </li></ul><ul><li>Lionel Trains </li></ul><ul><li>Silly Putty </li></ul><ul><li>Slinky </li></ul><ul><li>Hair Curlers </li></ul><ul><li>Tape Recorder </li></ul>
    21. 39. Televsion
    22. 40. The Ed Sullivan Show
    23. 41. I Love Lucy
    24. 42. The Honeymooners
    25. 43. Leave it to Beaver
    26. 44. Rock -n- Roll
    27. 45. American Bandstand Live from Philly
    28. 46. The Lone Ranger
    29. 47. Elvis Presley http://www.elvis.com/
    30. 48. Jerry Lee Lewis http://www.jerryleelewis.com/
    31. 49. Buddy Holly http://www.buddyhollyonline.com
    32. 50. The Everly Brothers http://www.everlybrothers.com/
    33. 51. Nat King Cole http://www.nat-king-cole.org/
    34. 52. Chuck Berry http://www.chuckberry.com/
    35. 53. Little Richard http://www.kolumbus.fi/timrei/lre.htm
    36. 54. Fats Domino http://www.history-of-rock.com/domino.htm

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