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China Becomes Communist; First Non-Stop Flight Around the World; NATO Established; Soviet Union Has Atomic Bomb

First Modern Credit Card; Introduced First Organ Transplant; Korean War Begins

Color TV Introduced

Car Seat Belts Introduced; Polio Vaccine Created

Report Says Cigarettes Cause Cancer; Segregation Ruled Illegal in U.S.

McDonald's Corporation Founded; Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus

NASA Founded

First Televised Presidential Debates

Bay of Pigs Invasion

Cuban Missile Crisis

JFK Assassinated; Martin Luther King Jr. Makes His "I Have a Dream" Speech

Civil Rights Act Passes in U.S.

Los Angeles Riots; Malcolm X Assassinated; U.S. Sends Troops to Vietnam

Black Panther Party Established; Mass Draft Protests in U.S.

First Heart Transplant

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