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It all happened a long time ago ... [Jul. 8th, 2004|10:56 am]
Peter Sheil


In 1954 (the year you were born)


Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US


Nautilus, the first atomic powered submarine, launches


Senator Joseph McCarthy begins leading televised hearings into alleged Communist influence in the Army


Roger Bannister, a 25 year old from England, breaks the 4 minute mile with a time of 3:59


Supreme Court rules unanimously that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional


Hurricane "Carol" hits the Long Island - New England area killing 60 and injuring 1000


Senate condemns Joseph McCarthy for contempt of a Senate elections subcommittee during his Army investigation hearings


Playboy magazine issue features Margie Harrison, the first playmate


Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey, Christie Brinkley, John Travolta, and Jerry Seinfeld are born


New York Mets win the World Series


Cleveland Browns win the NFL championship


Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup


Lord of the Flies by William G. Golding is published



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[User Picture]From: amberjoh
2004-07-08 05:53 am (UTC)
Wow man, you've got a good year. Mine isn't too bad, but you've got the Red Wings winning the Cup. Dangit!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-07-08 06:03 am (UTC)
Err ... yeah ... right :)

It's also the year they started building Disney World (or is it Disney Land?)
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[User Picture]From: amberjoh
2004-07-08 09:32 am (UTC)
No clue. I was a little young. ;) But hey, I've got an impeachment in my year!
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