History Quiz / Which Happened First? (1950s)

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Can you determine which of these pairs of events of the 1950s occurred first? Enter 'A' or 'B'

Quiz Updated Dec 18, 2016

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Bobby Thomson hits the 'Shot Heard 'Round the World' off Ralph Branca and the Giants win the pennantThe Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in football's 'Greatest Game Ever Played'
Alaska becomes a US stateHawaii becomes a US state
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper are killed when their plane crashes on 'The Day the Music Died'Elvis enters the army
Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' is releasedAlfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' is released
First episode of 'I Love Lucy' airsFirst episode of 'The Honeymooners' airs
Ford's Edsel is first introducedChevrolet's Corvette is first introduced
The Hungarian revolution beginsThe Warsaw Pact is formed
Kerouac's 'On the Road' is publishedBurroughs' 'Naked Lunch' is published
The word 'beatnik' is coined by Herb Caen in an article for the San Francisco ChronicleThe term 'McCarthyism' is first used in a Herblock political cartoon from the Washington Post
Watson and Crick publish the first article describing the double helix structure of DNASputnik 1 becomes the first artificial Earth satellite
Barbie is bornMr. Potato Head is born
'The King and I' premieres on Broadway'West Side Story' premieres on Broadway
Malcolm Little changes his name to Malcolm X and becomes Assistant Minister of Nation of Islam’s Detroit Temple'Under God' is added to The Pledge of Allegiance
Fidel Castro overthrows Fulgencio Batista and takes over Cuba on New Year's DayArmistice Day is renamed to Veterans Day in the US

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