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The Luna 1 spacecraft is launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome by the Soviet Union for the first time.
The 49th state of the United States is announced as the state of Alaska. Read More
The inauguration of the International Maritime Organization occurs. Read More
Fidel Castro's new form of the Cuban government is accepted by the United States. Read More
The Second Vatican Council is to be held in Rome as declared by Pope John XXIII. Read More
Sleeping Beauty, the 16th animated film to be produced by Walt Disney, is released for the first time in Beverly Hills.
A Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is tested for the first time in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Nepalese women are given the right to vote for the first time. Read More
The first Barbie doll is released. Read More
The formation of the Inter-American Development Bank occurs. Read More
Seven military pilots are chosen by NASA as the first United States astronauts, better known as Mercury Seven.
The lifting of import tariffs occurs in the United Kingdom. Read More
The monkeys on flight Jupiter AM-18, Able and Miss Baker, return to Earth as the first living creatures to make the return trip from space.
Delivering mail through the use of Missile Mail is attempted the USS Barbero and United States Postal Service.
Ballistic missiles are carried by a submarine for the first time by the USS George Washington.
The Saint Lawrence Seaway is approved and opened by President Dwight D. Eisenhower of the United States and Queen Elizabeth II of Canada.
Laos declares Martial Law. Read More
The formation of the Central Treaty Organization occurs. Read More
The 50th state of the United States is announced as the state of Hawaii. Read More
The United Nations gains Cyprus. Read More
The Navy Navigation Satellite System Transit 1A launches its first satellite, but the satellite fails to make orbit.
The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling makes its debut on CBS for the first time. Read More
The first photographs of the far side of the Moon is taken by the USSR probe, Luna 3. Read More
Explorer 7 is launched by the United States for the first time. Read More
The United Nations adopts the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Read More
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