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(1952) Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • who, what, where- Dwight D. Eisenhower, our 34th president (1953-1961), United States of America.
  • historical significance - Eisenhower Doctrine - promising military or economic aid to the middle east
  • connection to today - helped fight communism
  • Fun fact - Eisenhower was once president of Columbia university

Rocky Marciano (1952)

  • who, what, where - Rocky Marciano, world champion boxer, Brocton, Ma
  • Historical significance- he won the world heavy weight championship 4 years in a row
  • connection to today - he changed the face of boxing for future boxers
  • fun fact - he was the only boxer to ever retire while undefeated

Albert Einstein (1955)

  • who, what, where - Albert Einstein, Nobel piece prize winning scientist, Ulm, Germany
  • Historical Significance - developed the general theory of relativity
  • connection to today - the famous "E=MC2" equation is still used today by many scientist
  • fun fact - Albert won the Nobel prize in physics in 1921

Disneyland (1955)

  • who, what, where - Walter Disney, first Disney park ever built, Anaheim, CA
  • historical significance - it was the first of two Disney parks to open in 1955
  • connection to today - the first disney park is still up and running to this day
  • fun fact - all the plants in tomorrow-land are edible

sputnik (1957)

  • who, what, where - Russian scientist, a satellite, USSR
  • Historical significance- it was the first satellite to be put in space by Russia
  • connection to today - it launched a wide variety of space missions
  • fun fact - sputnik means "satellite" in Russian

space monkeys (1959)

  • who,what,where - able and baker, monkeys , florida
  • historical significance - the first animals besides humans to be put in space
  • connection to today - it proved that its possible to send animals into space
  • fun fact - the monkeys were in perfect condition after return to earth

Fidel Castro (1959)

  • who, what, where - Fidel Castro, Prime minister of Cuba, Biran, Cuba
  • historical significance - established the first communist state in the western hemisphere
  • connection to today - he remained president Cuba until Nov. 2016
  • fun fact - castro has the record for the longest speech in the world: 4 hours and 29 minutes

John F. Kennedy (1960)

  • who, what, where - John F. Kennedy, 34th President of the U.S.A, Brookline, MA
  • Historical significance- created NASA for space travel
  • connection to today - his assassination has still not been solved to this day
  • fun fact - he was the first Roman Catholic President

Psycho (1960)

  • who, what, where - Alfred Hitchcock, a famous movie,
  • historical significance - it was Alfred's most notorious movie
  • connection to today - that movie evolved scary movies for the
  • fun fact - this movie was the first American movie to Feature a toilet

Moonshot (1969)

  • who, what, where - NASA, first moon landing, the Moon
  • historical significance - it was the first moon land in world history
  • connection to today - that moon landing launched tons of space projects
  • fun facts - Neil Armstrong was the first person to step on the moon

wheel of fortune (1980)

  • who,what, where - Pat Sajak, TV game show, U.S.A
  • historical significance - it was and still is one of the most popular game shows on tv
  • connection to today - the show is still running to this day
  • fun fact - the hosts were often drunk while doing the show

crack (1980)

  • who, what, where - lots of people, a highly addictive drug, all around america
  • historical significance - it was one of the most used drug during its time
  • connection to today - the drug is still used to this day
  • fun fact - coca cola used to use cocaine in there drink products

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