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Jan 8 - This man is inaugurated as the first president of the French Fifth Republic
Jan 29 - Walt Disney releases this animated film (about a girl waiting to be woken up)
Feb 3 - Known as 'The Day the Music Died', this musician along with Valens, Peterson, and the Big Bopper was killed in a plane crash
Feb 16 - He becomes Premier of Cuba
Feb 22 - This famous name in motorsports wins the Daytona 500 (father of the King)
Mar 9 - This popular doll makes its debut
Apr 6 - This film directed by Vincente Minnelli wins the Best Motion Picture Academy Award
June 14 - Disneyland provides this new type of transportation for its guests (the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere)
Aug 21 - This state is admitted as the 50th in the US
Oct 7 - This original American Idol judge is born
Oct 21 - Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this museum opens to the public in New York City
Nov 18 - Starring Charlton Heston, this film premieres and goes on to win Best Picture Academy Award in 1960
Dec 1 - A treaty is signed by 12 countries (including the US) banning military activity on this continent

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