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1957
March 25th
The Treaty of Rome was signed, which established the formation of the European Economic Community (EEC).
October 4th
Sputnik, launched by the Soviet Union was the first man-made object / satellite to go into orbit.
November 3rd
Launch of Sputnik 2 by the Soviet Union, carried the first passenger into space, a black and white mongrel dog called Laika.
December 6th
US first rocket Vanguard was destroyed on the launch-pad at lift-off. The failure drew attention to the Soviet lead in space.
 
US commence nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site in the United States. Under the codename 'Operation Plumbbob' 24 nuclear tests were conducted.
 
The Soviet Union tested intercontinental ballistic missiles.
 
Malaya gained independence, as did Ghana in Africa.
 

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