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  1954 World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, staged in Switzerland at the foot of the Alps, was to soar to new heights in 1954.
After the Hungarians hit the post, Helmut Rahn scored the winner for West Germany with only six minutes remaining, when the Hungarian goalkeeper, Gyula Grosics, slid on the wet grass as he was about to go for the ball.
The Wankdorf stadium in Berne was thus the scene for one of the biggest ever FIFA World Cup surprises on that Sunday, 4 July 1954.
www.soccerhall.org /history/WorldCup_1954.htm   (612 words)

  1954 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar.
May 17 - United States Supreme Court hands down its decision in Brown v.
Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas 347 US 483 1954
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1954   (2391 words)

 1954 FIFA World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland.
In the same FIFA conference where Brazil were allocated as hosts of the 1950 Football World Cup, and as the year saw the 50th anniversary of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), it seemed like a good idea for football's premier competition to be played in the home of its governing body.
Animation of the 1954 World Cup final using LEGO figures
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_World_Cup_1954   (754 words)

 Timeline 1954
1954 Jun 18, Albert Patterson was assassinated in Phenix, Ala.
1954 Charles Diggs (d.1998 at 75) was elected to the House of Representatives from the 13th district (around Detroit) and stayed in congress for 25 years.
1954 In Egypt the statue of Ramses II was moved from Memphis to Cairo.
timelines.ws /20thcent/1954.HTML   (9864 words)

 Classic Cars for sale from 1954
The 1954 Ford is often mistaken for the 1952 Ford.
1954 Ford CustomlineTwo Door Hardtop The classic Ford Customline model was produced in the years 1952-56.
Only 4,000 made between 1954 – 1963 After their decommission, most of those were shipped out of the country to NATO or to...
www.collectorcarads.com /Year.asp?Year=1954   (390 words)

 1954 Fender Stratocaster Inside a Strat Vintage Guitars Info
The Stratocaster was introduced by Fender in the spring of 1954.
Note earlier vintage 1954 Strats, within the first two months of production, are slightly different than later vintage 1954 Strats.
All white single layer Fender pickguards from 1954 to 1959 were made from a new material (at that time) called ABS or vinyl.
www.provide.net /~cfh/strat54.html   (781 words)

LRH: Now in 1954, I got my first clue, and this is where you start coming in, I got my first clue as to the actual type of personality that gave us a slugging around.
This was big discovery to me… and as time has gone on I have gotten a deeper and deeper insight into the type of personality which raises the devil with this type of work, and it isn’t 90% of the human race, it is a figure as small as 20%.
In late 1954 Purcell decided he would give up Dianetics and he would switch his support to the breakaway group, Synergetics.
www.freezone.org /timetrack/1954.htm   (513 words)

 RMS Caronia II Timeline - Summary of the Caronia's career for 1954   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Such was Caronia's reputation by this time, that she featured as the full-cover picture of a January 1954 issue of “Newsweek” magazine.
Instead of a World Cruise at the start of 1954, Caronia embarked upon what was probably one of her most enjoyable and unusual itineraries.
Also in 1954 there was Caronia's first Autumn Mediterranean Cruise, However, due to local tensions in subsequent years, this cruise wasn't an annual event.
www.caronia2.info /yr1954.htm   (438 words)

 eBay Guides - 1954 Topps Baseball Cards Know What You Buy
The "real" 1954 Topps Baseball cards were issue and sold in wax packs of 1-5 cards.
A #259 Mickey Mantle (never originally printed, because his 1954 contract was with Bowman) was issued by Upper Deck at the same time as the Williams cards.
All of the 1954 Dodger Archives are numbered 260 and higher.
reviews.ebay.com /1954-Topps-Baseball-Cards-Know-What-You-Buy_W0QQugidZ10000000000102392   (910 words)

 Locust St.
Yet even while Willis wrote the song especially for Brown, there isn't that much difference between the two takes--Page's version swings far more than you'd imagine, with a piano riff straight out of New Orleans R&B, while Brown's, though she offers a richer vocal (in my opinion), is fairly stately.
In 1954, there were two distinctive takes--one by LaVern Baker, in a rich, lavish pop production with Ink Spot-like backing vocals and even a 4-bar saxophone solo.
Top painting: one morning in 1954, the painter Jasper Johns woke after having dreamt about painting the American flag, so he set about doing so.
inkhornterm.blogspot.com /2006/02/1954-ruth-brown-oh-what-dream.html   (509 words)

 U-505 | History | The First Exhibition: The Trip to Chicago
On May 15, 1954, a tugboat began towing the sub from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she was being stored.
The U-505 arrived in Chicago on June 26, 1954, only to face another major hurdle: an 800-foot overland trip from Lake Michigan to the Museum.
On September 25, 1954, the U-505 was dedicated as a war memorial and a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
msichicago.org /exhibit/U505/history/firstexhibition/c_to_chicago.html   (212 words)

 Eastside Boxing Remembers...1954
He had annexed the flyweight crown in May 1952 and on 24 May 1954, almost two years to the day that he won the crown, he defended it for the fifth time with a victory over Leo Espinosa.
In July of 1954 Perez has held the champion to a draw in a non-title bout in Buenos Aries, but this time with the title on the line had to travel to Japan.
The final World Championship fight of 1954 was Carl Olsen’s 7th and final fight and third defence of the year.
www.eastsideboxing.com /news.php?p=806&more=1   (2283 words)

 In This Year ... 1954
This area contains a list of interesting reports based around the 2802 titles in the IMDb for 1954.
The form below allows you to search the database for titles from 1954 only.
The A-Z index enables you to browse the titles alphabetically.
us.imdb.com /Sections/Years/1954   (113 words)

 U-505 | History | The First Exhibition: The Trip to Chicago
On May 15, 1954, a tugboat began towing the sub from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she was being stored.
The U-505 arrived in Chicago on June 26, 1954, only to face another major hurdle: an 800-foot overland trip from Lake Michigan to the Museum.
On September 25, 1954, the U-505 was dedicated as a war memorial and a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
www.msichicago.org /exhibit/U505/history/firstexhibition/c_to_chicago.html   (212 words)

 The New Yorker: The Critics: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Brown v.
In the 1954 decision, the Court declined to specify the appropriate remedy for school segregation, asking instead for further arguments about it.
Brown can be understood in similar terms: by 1954, segregated schools were perceived as an outrage by at least half of the nation’s citizens.
www.newyorker.com /critics/books?040503crbo_books   (3223 words)

 WILHELM REICH vs USA Legal Records and News 1954-1957
The FDA filed a decree for injunction in February 1954 to curtail Reich's work with Orgone energy and the medical use of orgone energy to treat injuries, physical disease and health conditions.
Reich refused to appear in court on the decree motion but did respond in a letter to the Judge regarding the courts unclear jurisdiction of scientific discovery.
The FDA was granted the injunction in March 1954 by Judge Clifford on a default motion.
www.orgone.org /wr-vs-usa/wr0.htm   (532 words)

 1954 - Linus Pauling Calendar - Special Collections - Oregon State University
Letter from LP to Gilda Vasconcelos RE: Reply to Vasconselos' letter or 1954-01-11; apologizes for delay in response and thanks her for article from Paul Schatz and invites her to visit when LP returns home in July.
Letter from LP to the Secretary of State RE: LP refers to incorrect allegations and statements in a letter from R. Shipley 1954-01-22 concerning the reasons why LP's passport request was denied.
Letter from E. McCartney to LP RE: Reply to LP's letter of 1954-06-03; Agrees that LP's dictated paper is of extremely good quality but believes that most people are not that proficient at dictating and a general warning against it should still be made.
osulibrary.oregonstate.edu /specialcollections/coll/pauling/calendar/1954/06   (5746 words)

 The Consortium
Most historians now agree that the CIA-sponsored military coup in 1954 was the poison arrow that pierced the heart of Guatemala's young democracy.
A top secret memo dated June 1, 1954, lists proposals for stirring foreign and domestic outrage at the Arbenz government with such tactics as "simulated Guatemalan aggression against Honduras," faked kidnappings of prominent Guatemalan citizens and the desecration of Guatemalan churches with pro-communist slogans.
To frighten government officials and police, the CIA and its agents sent them death notices, made anonymous phone calls ("preferably between 2 and 5 a.m."), spread rumors about their personal and professional lives, and mailed threatening symbols to their homes, such as a coffin or a hangman's noose.
www.consortiumnews.com /archive/story38.html   (1104 words)

 Inventory of the Sam J. Ervin Papers, Subgroup A: Senate Records, 1954-1975
In 1954, Ervin was appointed to the United States Senate, where he served on the Judiciary Committee, the Rackets Committee (Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor Management), and the Watergate Committee (Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities.
North Carolina Senator Clyde R. Hoey died in office on 12 May 1954, and Governor William B. Umstead was left with the task of choosing a successor.
He disagreed with the 1954 school desegregation decision by the Supreme Court and fought against the 1957 and 1960 civil rights bills that he, along with other southern members of congress, helped to water down.
www.lib.unc.edu /mss/inv/htm/03847A.html   (4667 words)

 President's Park (White House) - 1954-Present National Christmas Trees (U.S. National Park Service)
In 1954 a group of Washington businessmen and interested citizens organized to oversee the production of the Christmas Pageant of Peace, a celebration conceived by the Washington Board of Trade [Washington Post, December 25, 1954] and the Washington Citizen's Committee.
The Pageant was meant as a "voluntary expression of American citizens of every creed and color to dramatize the Christmas message of 'Peace on earth, good will toward men.'" To that end, in its early decades the Pageant included participation by foreign embassies.
Every year from 1954 through 1972 (when a living tree was planted on the Ellipse), a new cut tree was brought to Washington from a different state and placed on the Ellipse for the duration of the Pageant (through January 1).
www.nps.gov /whho/historyculture/1954-present-national-christmas-trees.htm   (570 words)

 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1954 National League
In the years that followed, he rarely spoke of her and had roses delivered to her gravesite twice a week for the next two decades.
On July 31, 1954, Joe Adcock hit a bases empty home run during the second inning with Don Drysdale on the mound.
This rule was changed in late 1953 and 1954 was the first season were it was no longer officially permitted.
baseball-almanac.com /yearly/yr1954n.shtml   (814 words)

 UFO Casebook 1954   (Site not responding. Last check: )
June 1, 1954; from 400 miles south to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Project Blue Book "identified" these as a battleship and six accompanying destroyers but the experienced radar operator stated that the radar returns were definitely unidentified and unlike any ship returns he had ever seen.
October, 14, 1954; RAF jet nearly collides with disc (Salandin case).
www.nicap.dabsol.co.uk /1954.htm   (1365 words)

 UKMIX - Articles - Chart Of All Time - 1954
1954 was a year that we kept seeing the Americans dominating the charts.
It was also a year in which the Top 12 became a Top 20 on the 1st October, the first 45rpm singles appeared to mark the end of the 78s, and the Record Mirror published its first issue.
UKMIX is not connected with any of the artists or companies referred to within the site.
www.ukmix.net /articles/charts/1954.html   (533 words)

 Wien im Rückblick - Jänner 1954
Seit Jänner 1954 wird die Heilanstalt der Stadt Wien in Sulbach-Ischl vom Wiener Jugendhilfswerk als Kindererholungsheim ganzjährig geführt.
Dieser Betrag, der für das Jahr 1954 bestimmt ist, soll in gleicher Höhe zehn Jahre hindurch gewidmet werden.
März, wird der Autobus-Nachtverkehr, der bisher nur in den Nächten von Samstag auf Sonntag in der Zeit von 0 bis 4 Uhr betrieben wurde, zusätzlich auch in den übrigen Nächten in der Zeit von 0 bis 3 Uhr geführt.
www.wien.gv.at /ma53/45jahre/1954/0154.htm   (1587 words)

 Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window (1954) is an intriguing, brilliant, macabre Hitchcockian visual study of obsessive human curiosity and voyeurism.
This was her second of three films for Hitchcock (she had already made Dial M for Murder (1954) and would next star in To Catch a Thief (1955)), before leaving acting in 1956 to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco.
And this was Stewart's second of four appearances for Hitchcock (he had already starred in Rope (1948), and would go on to be featured in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) and Vertigo (1958)).
www.filmsite.org /rear.html   (3101 words)

 ABC 7 News - Pa. Man Gets Letter Postmarked 1954   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A western Pennsylvania man is trying to solve a mystery that recently landed in his mailbox: a letter mailed more than 50 years ago and addressed to a Frederick Zane Yost.
The letter, with a 3-cent stamp and postmarked Oct. 26, 1954, was encased in a large Postal Service window envelope.
The newspaper reported that its archives show Yost's parents, both of whom are dead, lived in Ferndale in 1954.
www.wjla.com /news/stories/0107/386281.html   (414 words)

 PROJECT 1947 - 1954   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During 1954 many UFO reports came from France, Italy, and South America.
The Middle East and India with few previous reports seemed to participate in the 1954 worldwide flap.
Calcutta, October 2:   A flying saucer was reported to have been seen recently by about 800 people living in three adjoining villages in Manbhum Bihar.
www.project1947.com /fig/1954a.htm   (313 words)

 Locust St.
It had happened just in time: the blues musicians who Phillips had been recording since 1950 were getting difficult to sign--with growing demand for R&B records from teenagers, inculcated into the music by DJs like Alan Freed, suddenly the obscure and penny-ante business of taping blues artists was becoming competitive and lucrative.
By 1954, Phillips had been in legal brawls with larger labels, had watched his most established artists (like Junior Parker, who broke his Sun contract to sign with Duke) fly away and realized that, lacking the budget of an Atlantic or Chess, he was going to be consigned to the minor leagues.
This was odd, screeching, simply weird music that no one wanted to hear--the Floyd singles could have been slipped in among the host of scratchy 1920s sides that Harry Smith would collect the following year on his American Folk Music anthology, and none would have been the wiser.
inkhornterm.blogspot.com /2006/02/1954-harmonica-frank-floyd-rockin.html   (750 words)

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