1950

  • Following the 1948 UN-sponsored free elections, the modern Republic of Korea is officially separated from the State of Japan
  • The People's Republic of China is recognized by the international community.
  • The Soviet Union develops nuclear weapons.

1951

  • United Nations official headquarters is established in New York City, New York, USA.

1952

  • Washington DC UFO incident occurs.
  • The American NSA is founded.

1953

  • Joseph Stalin dies.
  • "Under God" is added to the US Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Dwight Eisenhower is named Hero of the Korean People for his efforts to rebuild war-torn Korea.

1954

1955

  • Martin Luther King Jr. begins the civil rights movement.

1956

1957

  • USSR launches the world's first satellite.

1958

  • The world's and USSR's first satellite crashes to Earth.
  • The US launches its first satellite.
  • NASA is formed.

1959

  • Cuba is established as a Communist state with new leader Fidel Castro.
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