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  1956 Hungarian Revolution Portal - American Hungarian Federation and Member Commemoration Activities
The American Hungarian Federation is sponsoring the 1956 Portal to provide a resource for Hungarian American organizations across the nation to highlight and promote their 1956 Hungarian Revolution commemoration activities.
AHF's 1956 Commemoration Committee announced a nationwide effort urging state houses and governors to adopt resolutions honoring the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
AHF's 1956 Commemoration Committee is seeking your help to erect a statue in Washington, D.C. devoted to the heroes of the Hungarian Revolution.
www.hungary1956.com   (2946 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1956
Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.
1956 CE in archaeology // Explorations Excavations Large University of Pennsylvania project at Tikal begins Publications Documents in Mycenaean Greek by Michael Ventris and John Chadwick; documenting decypherment of Linear B Finds Awards Miscellaneous Births Deaths 6 June: Hiram Bingham III, rediscoverer of Machu Picchu 6 September: Michael Ventris, co-decypherer...
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1956: Events March March 10 - Lt Cdr Peter Twiss sets a new airspeed record in the Fairey Delta FD.2, also becoming the first person to exceed 1,000 mph.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1956   (1022 words)

  
 Von Braun Mars Expedition - 1956
Von Braun's Mars expedition presented in the 1956 book he co-authored with Willy Ley, The Exploration of Mars, was vastly reduced in scope from the 1952 version.
The 1956 version of Von Braun's Mars design was slashed by 50% in mass, while the number of passengers was increased from 10 to 12.
The 1956 modification of Von Braun's Landing Boat design was reduced in mass by 12%, and the wingspan by 10%.
www.astronautix.com /craft/vonn1956.htm   (1179 words)

  
 PUBLIC ROADS On-Line (Summer 1996) - Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System
On Jan. 5, 1956, in his State of the Union Address, the president renewed his call for a "modern, interstate highway system." At first glance, prospects for bipartisan agreement on the highway program seemed slim in 1956, a presidential election year.
The 1956 act deferred a decision on the controversial issue of whether to reimburse states for turnpikes and toll-free segments built with less than 90-percent interstate funding or no funding.
The 1956 act also resolved one of the most controversial issues by applying the Davis-Bacon Act to interstate construction projects, despite concerns that the cost of the projects would be increased.
www.tfhrc.gov /pubrds/summer96/p96su10.htm   (5395 words)

  
 ::Hungary 1956::
Hungary in 1956 seemed to sum up all that the Cold War stood for.
The people of Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe were ruled over with a rod of iron by Communist Russia and anybody who challenged the rule of Stalin and Russia paid the price.
In February 1956, the new Russian leader Khruschev made a bitter attack on the dead Stalin and his policies and in July 1956 in a gesture to the Hungarians, Rakosi was forced to resign.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /hungary_1956.htm   (610 words)

  
 Georgia State Flag, c. 1956-2001
At the 1956 session of the General Assembly, state senators Jefferson Lee Davis and Willis Harden introduced Senate Bill 98 to change the state flag.
A copy of the new flag displayed at the 1956 signing ceremony shows slight differences from the state flag currently in use (and shown above).
In the 1956 version, the stars are larger and only the center point of the central star points straight up.
sos.georgia.gov /museum/html/georgia_state_flag_since_1956.htm   (183 words)

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