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1954
February 28th
The 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 miles wide.
March.
A 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.
May 6th
British athlete Roger Bannister ran the first four minute mile in 3 mins 59.4 secs in Oxford, England.
May 7th
French 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.
 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke on the "Domino Effect" in Southeast Asia, Washington, D.C.
May.
Civil 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.
June 9th
Senator 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.
 
Segregation in United States schools was ruled unconstitutional.
 
Algerian 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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