Historical Events For Year 1954

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January 1, 1954

The request for war reparations is ended by the Soviet Union. Read More

January 14, 1954

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio get married. Read More

February 23, 1954

Pennsylvania holds the first mass vaccination administered to children for polio. Read More

March 12, 1954

The state of war between Finland and Germany ends. Read More

March 13, 1954

The battle between the Viet Minh in Dien Bien Phu and French troops begins. Read More

March 25, 1954

The first color TV set is manufactured by RCA. Read More

April 26, 1954

Geneva holds the opening of an international conference on Korea and Indo-China. Read More

May 7, 1954

The defeat of French troops occurs at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu during the Vietnam War.
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May 8, 1954

Manila, Philippines is home to the founding of the Asian Football Confederation. Read More

June 14, 1954

The United States Pledge of Allegiance adds "under god" to it's dedication. Read More

August 6, 1954

An epileptic seizure leads to asphyxiation and the eventual death of a Dionne quintuplet, Emilie Dionne, in Quebec.
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August 16, 1954

The first publication of Sports Illustrated magazine is produced in the United States. Read More

September 11, 1954

The first television broadcast of the Miss America Pageant occurs. Read More

October 2, 1954

The 1954 World Series is won by the New York Giants against the Cleveland Indians. Read More

November 19, 1954

The Korean Cold War begins a year after the end of the Korean War between North and South Korean.
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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.
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December 2, 1954

The signing of the Taiwan-United States Mutual Defense Treaty occurs. Read More

December 4, 1954

Miami, Florida is home the opening of the first Burger King. Read More

December 23, 1954

The first successful kidney transplant is performed in Boston, Massachusetts by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.
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