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TOP NEWS STORIES OF 1954
 
WORLD SERIES BROADCAST IN COLOR FOR THE FIRST TIME
 
IBM ANNOUNCES THE "ELECTRONIC BRAIN" FOR BUSINESS USE
 
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED BORN (NO SWIMSUIT ISSUE YET)
 
FIRST 16OZ BEER CAN INTRODUCED BY SCHLITZ
 
ERNEST HEMMINGWAY WINS NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
 
BROWN VS BOARD OF EDUCATION LANDMARK SCHOOL DESEGREGATION
 
SENATOR JOSEPH MCCARTHY ANTI-COMMUNIST WITCH HUNT
 
BASEBALL LEGEND HANK AARON BEGINS CARREER
 
SUN MYUNG MOON FOUNDS UNIFICATION CHURCH
 
FIRST LOOK AT THE ORIGINAL MCDONALDS
 
FIRST BURGER KING OPENS
 
FIRST M&M'S PEANUT CHOCOLATE CANDIES
 
ELVIS HAS HIS FIRST ALBUM
 
ELLIS ISLAND IS CLOSED AFTER 12 MILLION IMMIGRANTS PROCESSED
 
FIRST NUCLEAR SUBMARINE  IS LAUNCHED
 
BAZOOKA JOE BUBBLEGUM COMICS INTRODUCED
 
REVOLUTION IN AN ALUMINUM TRAY!  TV DINNER
 
PLAY DOH
 
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER INTRODUCES "UNDER GOD" INTO THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
DR ROGER BANNISTER OF ENGLAND BECOMES FIRST PERSON TO RUN A MILE IN LESS THAN FOUR MINUTES
 
GE INTRODUCES COLORED APPLIANCES
(avacado green?)
 
A HYDROGEN BOMB DETONATED ON BIKINI ATOLL IN PACIFIC
 
 UNEMPLOYMENT IS 5.6% (much lower in 2007)
 
U.S. GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT IS $383.0 BILLION