Each and every year is full of important events and information. Newspapers are an irreplaceable source of such information and this information can be further discovered through the use of our archive. We feature some of the most influential events from the year 1954, such as the marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, the first color TV set being manufactured, the first publication of Sports Illustrated, the beginning of the Korean Cold War, the opening of the first Burger King, the signing of the Taiwan-United States Mutual Defense Treaty, 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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For Year 1954
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January 1, 1954
The request for war reparations is ended by the Soviet Union.
January 14, 1954
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio get married.
February 23, 1954
Pennsylvania holds the first mass vaccination administered to children for polio.
March 12, 1954
The state of war between Finland and Germany ends.
March 13, 1954
The battle between the Viet Minh in Dien Bien Phu and French troops begins.
March 25, 1954
The first color TV set is manufactured by RCA.
April 26, 1954
Geneva holds the opening of an international conference on Korea and Indo-China.
May 7, 1954
The defeat of French troops occurs at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu during the Vietnam War.
May 8, 1954
Manila, Philippines is home to the founding of the Asian Football Confederation.
June 14, 1954
The United States Pledge of Allegiance adds "under god" to it's dedication.
August 6, 1954
An epileptic seizure leads to asphyxiation and the eventual death of a Dionne quintuplet, Emilie Dionne, in Quebec.
August 16, 1954
The first publication of Sports Illustrated magazine is produced in the United States.
September 11, 1954
The first television broadcast of the Miss America Pageant occurs.
October 2, 1954
The 1954 World Series is won by the New York Giants against the Cleveland Indians.
November 19, 1954
The Korean Cold War begins a year after the end of the Korean War between North and South Korean.
December 1, 1954
The first hotel to be built on an airport property is the first of the Hyatt Hotels at Los Angeles International Airport.
December 2, 1954
The signing of the Taiwan-United States Mutual Defense Treaty occurs.
December 4, 1954
Miami, Florida is home the opening of the first Burger King.
December 23, 1954
The first successful kidney transplant is performed in Boston, Massachusetts by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.