The year 1952 was a revolutionary year that contains a lot of valuable information. The archive here at NewspaperArchive contains information on the most notable events from this year, including the announcement of the United Kingdom having an atomic bomb, the peace treaty between the United States and Japan, the end of the war between Japan and the Allies, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the veto of Japan as a member of the United Nations, the establishment of the U.S. National Security Agency, and 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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February 18, 1952
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization gains Greece and Turkey.
February 26, 1952
An announcement of the United Kingdom having an atomic bomb is made by Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
March 20, 1952
A peace treaty is established between the United States and Japan.
March 29, 1952
President Harry Truman states that he will not run for reelection.
April 7, 1952
The I Love Lucy "Marriage License" episode premieres and becomes the first TV show to be seen in over 10,000,000 households.
April 28, 1952
The end of the war between Japan and the Allies is formally declared with the signing of the Treaty of San Francisco.
May 1, 1952
The formation of an East German army is threatened.
May 15, 1952
The Israeli and Japanese governments establish diplomatic relations.
June 15, 1952
The first publication of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl occurs.
July 19-26, 1952
A number of supposed UFOs that were tracked on U.S. radars create a buzz in Washington D.C.
July 25, 1952
The creation of a Puerto Rican self-governing commonwealth of the United States occurs.
August 14, 1952
The IMF and the World Bank gains West Germany as a member.
August 27, 1952
West German and Israeli reparation negotiations are concluded with Germany owing 3 billion Deutsche Marks.
August 30, 1952
The Finnish war restitutions are sent to the Soviet Union for the last time.
September 2, 1952
The first open-heart operation is conducted by Dr. C. Walton Lillehei and Dr. F. John Lewis at the University of Minnesota.
September 18, 1952
Japan applies to become a member of the United Nations, which is vetoed by the Soviet Union.
October 14, 1952
New York's United Nations building holds the first meeting of the United Nations.
November 4, 1952
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes president by defeating his Democrat opponent in the Presidential Election.
November 4, 1952
The U.S. National Security Agency is established.