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Newspapers are a great form of gathering information and has served our world a great deal throughout the years. Having the ability to look back on the revolutionary events that have shaped our world is gift. Our archive contains the most notable events from the year 1956, including the release of Elvis Presley's song "Heartbreak Hotel" Marilyn Monroe officially changing her name from Norma Jean Mortenson, the first invention of a hard disk drive, the only perfect game ever thrown in the history of the World Series, the arrival of Fidel Castro and his gang in Cuba for the first time, 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.
There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?
The British spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean reemerge in the Soviet Union after their whereabouts were unknown for 5 years.
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union holds their 20th Congress. Read More
Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" makes its first appearance on the United States music charts.
Marilyn Monroe's name is legally changed from Norma Jean Mortenson. Read More
The completion of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization draft is made by the International Air Transport Association.
The first movie to premiere in theatres and television the same day is Richard III based on Shakespeare's play by Laurence Olivier.
The end of separation of races in public schools as ruled by the Supreme Court in 1954 is protested against by the Southern Manifesto and signed by 96 Congressman.
The Gold Album Elvis Presley is released for the first time. Read More
Lugano, Switzerland hosts and broadcasts the first Eurovision Song Contest. Read More
The formation of the International Criminal Police Organization occurs. Read More
The dedication of the Flag of the United States Army occurs. Read More
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller marry. Read More
In God We Trust is instated as the U.S. national motto by the signature of President Eisenhower of a joint resolution of Congress.
The Communist Party of Germany is prohibited by West Germany. Read More
Reynold B. Johnson and an IBM team invent the first hard disk drive. Read More
The 1956 World Series experiences the only perfect game thrown by pitcher Don Larsen of the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
England is home to the opening of the first commercialized nuclear power plant. Read More
A demonstration in Budapest results in the beginning of the Hungarian Revolution against the Soviet government.
The first uncut major Hollywood film to be televised is The Wizard of Oz on CBS. Read More
The segregation of races on buses in Montgomery, Alabama is made illegal by state and municipal laws and approved by the Supreme court, putting an end to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Fidel Castro and his gang arrive in Cuba for the first time. Read More
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins gather together at the Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee for the only time in history as the Million Dollar Quartet.
Britain elects it's first female judge, Rose Heilbron. Read More
The TV debut of Bob Barker occurs as the host of the game show Truth or Consequences. Read More
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