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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $4,450
  • Gas cost $.22.
  • Average US house was $11,700.
  • Average UK house was £2,280.
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  • Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal.
  • Israel attacks Egypt.
  • Khrushchev denounces Stalin's excesses.
  • US tests first hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll.
  • Cuban revolution begins with the landing in Cuba of Fidel Castro
  • Hungary invaded by Warsaw Pact troops to put down rebellious rioting.
  • Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 signed into law, calling for the construction of the interstate highway system.
  • Independence: Morocco from France.
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  • My Fair Ladyopens on Broadway.
  • First televised soap opera, As The World Turns starts on CBS.
  • Elvis is rocking all over.
  • Pele starts playing professional football (soccer) in Brazil at age 16.
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  • We travel Around the World in 80 Days with David Niven.
  • We get to visit Deborah Kerr and The King and I.
  • The Duke is one of The Searchers.
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