While she’s home, let’s look back at some of the statistics of 1952…what
was going on in the world while Linda was getting used to her new boarding
Events in 1952
- Albert Einstein refuses Presidency of Israel
- Big Bang Theory of the creation of the
Universe first propounded
- Elizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of
her father George VI.
- De Havilland 110 fighter aircraft breaks up over
spectators at Farnborough Air Show killing 30
- Three Trains crash at Harrow in North London
- The Mau Mau Rebellion starts in Kenya
- South African Police Arrest Nelson Mandella
- India holds it's first general
- Thick smog on December 4th in
England causes 4,000 fatalities
- Britain announces it has Atomic Bomb
- Live Atomic bomb Test from testing site in Yucca
Flats, Nevada shown on Television
- California has it's second largest earthquake
rocking 100,000 sq miles
- Charlie Chaplin refused entry back to the US after
living in Hollywood for 20 years.
- Rocky Marciano becomes world heavyweight champion after
knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott
- Vice Presidential Candidate Richard M. Nixon defends
himself on Television over allegations of secret cash fund
- 3300 die of polio in U.S.; 57,000 children are
- The Last London Trams Decommissioned
- Mother Teresa opens the home for dying and
destitute in Calcutta
- The Summer Olympics are held in July
in Helsinki, Finland
- Puerto Rico becomes a Self Governing
Commonwealth Of the United States
- Steel Plants Placed Under Presidential Control after
Steel Unions Threaten to Strike
- Military coup d'etat in Egypt headed
- The Winter Olympic Games are held in
- The Today Show premieres on NBC
- The first commercial jet plane, the BOAC’s Comet is put into
- A tropical storm forms north of Cuba and moves
northeast making landfall in Florida. It is the earliest reported formation of a tropical
record in the Atlantic basin.
- The film The African Queen opens at the Capitol Theatre
in New York City.
- Churchill’s government in the UK abolishes Identity
Cards to “set
- Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba.
- Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the
first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Sun Records begins operation.
- In a radio
address to the nation from the White House, President Harry S. Truman
calls for the seizure of all steel mills in the United States in order to prevent a
Day (now Administrative
Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends.
lieutenant colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict land a
plane at the geographic North Pole.
concept for the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by
Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.
D. Eisenhower retires from
active service in the United States Army.
affair, a Swedish Douglas DC-3 was shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
keel is laid for the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus.
Rico's Constitution is approved
by the Congress of the United States.
15th Olympic Games begin in
Rico becomes a self-governing
commonwealth of the United States.
proclaimed king of Jordan
Arab League goes into effect.
negotiations between West Germany and Israel end in Luxembourg; West Germany to pay 3 billion
of John Cage's 4'33" in Woodstock, New York.
Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
US bars Charlie Chaplin from reentering
the country after a trip to England
Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon.
United States successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike" , at Eniwetok island
in the Bikini atoll located in the Pacific Ocean.
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower defeats Democrat Adlai Stevenson.
Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London,
still the longest continuously running play in history).
War: US president-elect Dwight
D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find
out what can be done to end the conflict.
New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment
"killer fog" descends on London ("Smog" for
"smoke" and "fog" becomes a word).
Abbott and Costello Show
starring comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, debuts.