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Timeline Documentation and Corrections

These entries are from student submissions in response to the assignment to document,correct and make additions to The Timeline. The following is a growing and changing document and is not complete or guaranteed accurate. If you are a student researching this information, this list should help you locate sources to further verify the timeline entries. As new information is submitted (and as time allows), I will update this document.
Dennis L. Pearson
dpearson@ctc.ctc.edu

1951

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Korean War continues
Pres. Truman starts college draft deferment

Suburbs starting to spread

15 million (sic) television sets in US, huge jump from 1950

?W.E.B. DuBois hauled manacled into federal court for advocating peace talks in Korea

Color television first introduced (US)

    Mary Sellars, Laura Holton: Grun, Berhard, ed. The Timetables of History. 1991. (page 533)

Electric power produced from atomic energy

Army begins detonating nuclear bombs in Nevada desert
By winter, radioactivity detected in Rochester, NY snowfall


Ferlinghetti leaves NY for SF

    Mary Sellars, Julie R. Wiganosky: Mcnalley, Dennis. Desolate Angel; Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation. New York: McGraw Hill. 1980. p 205.


Weavers blacklisted by HUAC

Leadbelly dies

1951 TV: I Love Lucy, Oct 15, 1951- Sept. 56, original broadcast.

    Mary Sellars, Owen, K.: Terrace, Vincent. Complete Encyclopedia of Television Programs 1947-79. Cranbury: A.S. Barns & Co. (p. 217).

Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (the movie)

    Mary Sellars, Julie R. Wiganosky: Robinson, David. The History of World Cinema. New York: Stein and Day. 1973. p242.
    Owen, K.: Vinson, James and Faller, Greg S., International Dictionary of Films and Film Makers.Chicago: St. James Press, 1987.
    Owen, K.: Nash, J.R., and Ross, S. R., The Motion Picture Guide, 1927-1983. Chicago: Cinebooks, Inc. 1987. (p.3176).
    Laura Holton: Grun, Berhard, ed. The Timetables of History. 1991. (page 533)

J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye is an "instant success" among college students

    Owen, K.: Salinger, J.D., Catcher in the Rye, New York: Chelsea House , 19

David Riesman: \fIThe Lonely Crowd\fR (ck - also saw as 1950) [Storming Heaven p.95: "other-directed" -> conformity]
David Riesman: The Lonely Crowd, a study of the changing American character.

    Owen, K.: Riesman, David, The Lonely Crowd, New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1950.

C. Wright Mills: White Collar

    Owen, K.: Mills, C. W., White Collar: The American Middle Class, New York: Oxford U. Press, 1951.

John Clellon Holmes: Go (first beat generation novel published)

    Julie R. Wiganosky: Mcnalley, Dennis. Desolate Angel; Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation. New York: McGraw Hill. 1980. p 167.

Rachel Carson: The Sea Around Us

1952 Korean War continues

Nixon's "Checkers" speech

    Julie R. Wiganosky: Butterfield, Roger. The American Past. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1966. p480.

Charlie Chaplin's US visa revoked

    Elizabeth Torres: Skylar, Robert "Charlie Chaplin." The World Book Encyclopedia. 1995 ed.

First Holiday Inn motor hotel (Memphis, Tennessee)

Standardization of McDonald's design

First contraceptive pill produced

    Laura Holton: Grun, Berhard, ed. The Timetables of History. 1991. (page 535)

TV: Dragnet
1951 TV: December 16, 1951 Dragnet airs.

    Owen, K.: Terrace, Vincent. Complete Encyclopedia of Television Programs 1947-79. Cranbury: A.S. Barns & Co. (p. 130).

January

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February

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March

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April

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    April 11, 1951 President Truman fires General MacArthur in Korea for publicly challenging the administrations' foreign policies.
      Johnny Dorame: Chronicle of the 20th Century. Mount Kisco: Chronicle Publications, 1997. p. 516

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    Apr 22 First atmospheric bomb test - Yucca Flat, Nevada
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May

    Sometime in May

CORE holds first sit-ins in U.S. history

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June

    Sometime in June June Cleveland d.j. Alan Freed ("Moondog") notices white teenagers starting to respond to r&b, starts first r&b radio show
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July

    Sometime in July
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August

    Sometime in August
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September

    Sometime in September
    First transcontinental television broadcast
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October

    Sometime in October
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    Oct 14 11 Irish musicians meet in Dublin to form the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, start of the modern Irish folk music revival
    1951: first Flea Cheoil - Mullingar (Whit week-end)
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    Oct. 18 Cowboy star Roy Rogers today won a fight begun last June in the State District Court to prevent Republic from selling or licensing any of his old films for use in TV. Rogers had claimed that the advertisements shown during commercial breaks in his films would suggest he was endorsing the products. He has been granted a permanent injunction.
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November

    Sometime in November
    Eisenhower defeats Stevenson (ending 20 yrs of Dem presidency)
      Sylvia Fish: Urdang, Laurence. The Time Table of American History . Simon and Schuster: New York, 1981. (page 352).
      Mary Sellars: McGhee, Fred. Facts on File Book , New York, Facts on File, Inc. 1952 (p350-G)

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    Nov 6 First hydrogen bomb exploded on Eniwetok Atoll by US = Thermonuclear bomb
      Mary Sellars: McGhee, Fred. Facts on File Book , Facts on File, Inc. New York 1952 (p363-J)
      Sylvia Fish: Ferrell, Robert H. and Bowman, John S. The Twentieth Century Almanac . World Alamac Publications: New York, 1985. (page 324).
      Laura Holton: Grun, Berhard, ed. The Timetables of History. 1991. (page 535)
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December

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