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The year 1952 was a revolutionary year that contains a lot of valuable information. The archive here at NewspaperArchive contains information on the most notable events from this year, including the announcement of the United Kingdom having an atomic bomb, the peace treaty between the United States and Japan, the end of the war between Japan and the Allies, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the veto of Japan as a member of the United Nations, the establishment of the U.S. National Security Agency, and much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1952

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February 18, 1952

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization gains Greece and Turkey. Read More

February 26, 1952

An announcement of the United Kingdom having an atomic bomb is made by Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
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March 20, 1952

A peace treaty is established between the United States and Japan. Read More

March 29, 1952

President Harry Truman states that he will not run for reelection. Read More

April 7, 1952

The I Love Lucy "Marriage License" episode premieres and becomes the first TV show to be seen in over 10,000,000 households.
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April 28, 1952

The end of the war between Japan and the Allies is formally declared with the signing of the Treaty of San Francisco.
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May 1, 1952

The formation of an East German army is threatened. Read More

May 15, 1952

The Israeli and Japanese governments establish diplomatic relations. Read More

June 15, 1952

The first publication of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl occurs. Read More

July 19-26, 1952

A number of supposed UFOs that were tracked on U.S. radars create a buzz in Washington D.C.
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July 25, 1952

The creation of a Puerto Rican self-governing commonwealth of the United States occurs. Read More

August 14, 1952

The IMF and the World Bank gains West Germany as a member. Read More

August 27, 1952

West German and Israeli reparation negotiations are concluded with Germany owing 3 billion Deutsche Marks.
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August 30, 1952

The Finnish war restitutions are sent to the Soviet Union for the last time. Read More

September 2, 1952

The first open-heart operation is conducted by Dr. C. Walton Lillehei and Dr. F. John Lewis at the University of Minnesota.
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September 18, 1952

Japan applies to become a member of the United Nations, which is vetoed by the Soviet Union.
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October 14, 1952

New York's United Nations building holds the first meeting of the United Nations. Read More

November 4, 1952

Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes president by defeating his Democrat opponent in the Presidential Election.
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November 4, 1952

The U.S. National Security Agency is established. Read More

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