Old newspapers are an irreplaceable source for hundreds of years of history. The exciting and important events that have contributed to the growth of this world are available to you through the use of newspapers, and we bring you easy access to such historical accounts. Our archive contains the most notable of events that have occurred, including those from the year 1953 such as the development of a hydrogen bomb by the United States, Joseph Stalin becoming partially paralyzed by a stroke, the creation of a polio vaccine, the first women to break the sound barrier, UNIVAC 1103 being the first to use random access memory commercially, the acceptance of a top secret document implementing a nuclear weapon arsenal during the cold war, and so 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.
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January 7, 1953
An announcement of the development of a hydrogen bomb by the United States is released by President Truman.
February 5, 1953
The feature film Peter Pan by Walt Disney makes it's debut.
February 13, 1953
After a successful reassignment surgery is completed on transsexual Christine Jorgenson in Denmark, she makes her return to New York.
March 1, 1953
A stroke during a Soviet Union dinner renders Joseph Stalin partially paralyzed and unconscious until his death on March 5.
March 8, 1953
The Bitch Wars is ended by the transformation of the Russian Mafia by the Thieves World.
March 19, 1953
The first televised broadcast of the Academy Awards is held during the 25th Academy Awards.