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    • 1950. In 1950, Diners Club, the first modern credit card was introduced, which would eventually change the financial lives of every American in the years to come.
    • 1951. On June 27,1951, the first regularly-scheduled color TV program was introduced by CBS, "The World Is Yours!" with Ivan T. Sanderson, eventually bringing life-like shows into American homes.
    • 1952. On February 6, 1952, Britain's Princess Elizabeth took over the responsibility of ruling England at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI.
    • 1953. In April 1953, Cambridge University scientists James Watson and Francis Crick published a paper in the scientific journal Nature, announcing the discovery of the double-helix chemical structure of DNA.
  2. Jun 17, 2010 · The 1950s saw the emergence of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the new sound swept the nation. It helped inspire rockabilly music from Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. People swayed to The Platters and The...

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  3. Major Events of the 1950s By amy96 Jan 31, 1950 President Truman approves Hydrogen bomb construction May 4, 1950 First organ transplant (kidney) *not exact date, sometime in early 1950 May 4, 1950 Postwar Baby Boom begins as birthrate rises dramatically *not exact date, continues throughout decade

  4. › big-eventsBig Events - The 1950's

    There were quite a few major events that happened in the 1950s. Some of these included the Cold War, Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the Olympic Games held in Melbourne and the Civil Rights Movement. The cold War The cold war was the name of the military conflict with no actual warring.

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