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January 2, 1959
The Luna 1 spacecraft is launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome by the Soviet Union for the first time.
January 3, 1959
The 49th state of the United States is announced as the state of Alaska.
January 6, 1959
The inauguration of the International Maritime Organization occurs.
January 7, 1959
Fidel Castro's new form of the Cuban government is accepted by the United States.
January 25, 1959
The Second Vatican Council is to be held in Rome as declared by Pope John XXIII.
January 29, 1959
Sleeping Beauty, the 16th animated film to be produced by Walt Disney, is released for the first time in Beverly Hills.
February 6, 1959
A Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is tested for the first time in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
February 18, 1959
Nepalese women are given the right to vote for the first time.