How many refugees does West Germany have inside its
A: 8 million.
What university admits its first black student?
A: The University of Tennessee.
In the United States, what is used for the first time in a
A: A mechanical heart.
Emmett Ashford becomes the first what?
A: African-American umpire in organized baseball.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces what?
A: That the United Kingdom has an atomic bomb.
What British society is founded?
A: The British Psychological Society.
Where does General Fulgencio Batista re-takes power?
A: In Cuba.
The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with what
U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces what?
A: That he will not seek reelection.
In the Hague Tribunal, Israel demands reparations worth how
much money from Germany?
A: $3 billion.
What happened during a severe storm in the West Ice, east
A: 78 seal hunters on 5 Norwegian seal hunting vessels vanish without a trace.
The American Research Bureau reports that the
I Love Lucy
episode, "The Marriage License" was the first TV show in history to what?
A: To be viewed in about 10,000,000 homes when the episode aired.
What U.S. aircraft flies for the first time?
A: The United States B-52 Stratofortress.
The United States Navy
aircraft carrier Wasp collides with
A: The destroyer Hobson while on exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, killing 175 men.
Lever House officially opens at 390 Park Avenue in
City, and it is the first what?
A: International Style skyscraper.
U.S. lieutenant colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P.
Benedict land a plane where?
A: At the geographic North Pole.
Who becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the
A: Ann Davison.
The keel is laid for what U.S. nuclear submarine?
A: The USS Nautilus.
What ocean liner makes her maiden crossing of the Atlantic?
A: SS United States.
Puerto Rico becomes a what?
A: Self-governing commonwealth of the United States.
The Treaty of Taipei between Japan and the Republic of
China goes into effect, to officially end what?
A: The Second Sino-Japanese War.
The Soviet Union vetoes whose application for membership in
the United Nations?
The first British nuclear weapon is detonated in
making the United Kingdom the what?
A: The third nuclear weapons state.
The United States successfully detonates the first what?
A: Hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike", at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
The first official passenger flight over what is made from
Los Angeles to Copenhagen?
A: The North Pole.
The first successful sex reasignment surgery was performed
in Kopenhagen, making George Jorgenson Jr. become whom?
A: Christine Jorgenson.
November 21 – A show trial in Czechoslovakia sentences 11 ex-communist officials (all of them Jews) to death.
Who takes office as the President of Mexico?
A: Adolfo Ruiz Cortines.
The first successful surgical separation of what is
conducted in Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland,
A: Siamese twins.