United States detonated 'Castle-Bravo' a 15 megaton Hydrogen
bomb on the Marshall Islands in the west Pacific. It would be
the largest thermonuclear device the US would test. The crater
had a diameter of 1.2 miles (1.8 km) and a blast that was 66
Japanese fishing boat the 'Lucky Dragon' (Fukuryu Maru), was
eighty-two miles away from the centre of the Marshall Island
explosion. Twenty-three fisherman fell ill, and one died.
athlete Roger Bannister ran the first four minute mile in 3
mins 59.4 secs in Oxford, England.
colonials troops defeated by Vietnamese forces, aided by the
Soviet Union and Chinese Communists, surrendered at Dien Bien
Phu. Vietnam became partitioned at the 17th parallel.
Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke on the "Domino Effect"
in Southeast Asia, Washington, D.C.
war erupted in Vietnam. United States sent aid and advisors
to train anti-Communist forces in South Vietnam under Ngo Dinh
Diem, against communist backed Ho Chi Minh in the North.
Joseph R. McCarthy & army counsel Joseph N. Welch sparred
live on television during the Army-McCarthy hearings. McCarthy's
political career at that point began to falter.
in United States schools was ruled unconstitutional.
nationalistic guerrillas began their fight for independence
against French settlers and the French colonial army, known
as 'The Battle of Algiers'.
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