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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

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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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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