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"Millenium Series 1950-1959"
Issue date: 5. September 2000

     
  1. United States send Gen. Douglas McArthur trops to defend South Korea.
  2. Rock and Roll hits the air waves.
  3. Death of Argentina's first lady Evita Peron.
  4. Structure of DNA revealed by Watson and Crick.
  5. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the top of world's highest point, Mt. Everest (Tenzing Norgay on Mt. Everest).
  6. John Fitzgerald Kennedy weds Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
  7. Queen Elisabeth II takes coronation oath.
  8. Volkswagen "beetles" hit the million mark.
  9. Germany wins world football in Bern.
  10. Roger Banister runs first 4-Min. mile.
  11. Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine proven effective.
  12. McDonald's First fast food franchise.
  13. New phone lines cross the Atlantic.
  14. Soviet launch Sputnik, first man-made satellite.
  15. The voice of the Beat Generation, American writer Jack Kerouac writes "On The Road".
  16. China begins "Great Leap Forward" modernization program: estimated 20 million die in famine.
  17. Communist Revolution triumph in Cuba.
  18. American Scientist patent the Computer Chip.

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