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  Greatest Films of 1959
Anatomy of a Murder (1959), 160 minutes, D: Otto Preminger
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), 170 minutes, D: George Stevens
North by Northwest (1959), 136 minutes, D: Alfred Hitchcock
www.filmsite.org /1959.html   (102 words)

 Ben-Hur (1959)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ben-Hur (1959) is MGM's three and a half hour, wide-screen epic Technicolor blockbuster - a Biblical tale, subtitled A Tale of the Christ.
The colorful 1959 version was the most expensive film ever made up to its time, and the most expensive film of the 50s decade.
At $15 million and shot on a grand scale, it was a tremendous make-or-break risk for MGM Studios - and ultimately saved the studio from bankruptcy.
www.filmsite.org /benh.html   (3800 words)

  Collectibles: Chevy's wild 1959 Impala reborn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I remember thinking that all the scoops, the chrome-laden grille, the spinner hubcaps and that weird whatever it was on the back of the roof made it look like some unearthly vehicle had just plopped itself right on the turntable at Milner.
All those memories came home to me when I unwrapped West Coast Precision Diecast's 1959 Chevrolet Impala hardtop, all done up in Aspen Green and Classic Cream, which was the most popular color scheme on this particular car.
This has to be one of the most difficult cars to replicate because of the unusual bends in the sheet metal, the angle of the fins, the slope of the roof and countless other aspects of its design.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06334/742260-97.stm   (469 words)

Baseden, S.C.; Southern, P.J. (1959) Evidence of potassium deficiency in coconut palms on coral-derived soils in New Ireland from analysis of nut waters, husks, fronds and soils.
Goonewardena, H.F. (1959) The rhinoceros beetle in Ceylon.
Tomlinson, P.B. (1959) Essays on the morphology of palms I. Germination and the seedling.
cocos.arecaceae.com /1959.html   (1073 words)

 1959 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar.
Within a few days all but four are captured and executed.
Trujillo is killed less than two years later by men partly inspired by the deaths of the 1959 martyrs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1959   (2273 words)

The bill was designed to preserve unemployment insurance as a joint federal-state program, but to establish minimum standards for all states at a time when unemployment benefits and their duration varied widely from one part of the country to another.
Although by 1959 World War II had been over for 14 years, contemporaries in 1959 felt that the nation still suffered a housing stock shortage but more especially, a problem of substandard housing in too many cities and states.
Against a background of steadily growing national prosperity, housing that lacked indoor plumbing and electricity was seen to be unfinished business from the pre-war Depression, and the broadly based support for slum clearance and modern amenities led to a demand for a greater federal effort to aid cities and states in housing construction.
www.muskiefoundation.org /esm.index/1959/1959_expanded.htm   (7602 words)

 Index to 1959 Obituaries
Baldwin Eleanor Harriett (Mrs.) Jun 8, 1959 a.m.
Born Sarah Ellen (Mrs.) Jul 7, 1959 p.m.
Campbell Lula Permilla (Mrs.) Jun 18, 1959 a.m.
skyways.lib.ks.us /genweb/mhgs/59obits.htm   (3538 words)

 Timeline 1959
1959 Mar 17, The USS Skate became the 1st submarine to surface at the North Pole.
1959 Jul 4, A 49-star flag was raised for the first time at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., in honor of Alaska which had become the 49th state in the Union on July 7, 1958.
1959 Nov 1, Patrice Lumumba was arrested in the Belgian Congo.
timelines.ws /20thcent/1959.HTML   (7968 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 1959 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This United Kingdom general election was held on October 8, 1959.
It marked a third successive victory for the ruling Conservative Party, led by Harold MacMillan.
MPs elected in the UK general election, 1959
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1959   (106 words)

 The 1959 Eruption
The Kilauea Iki eruption began on the morning of November 14, 1959, three months after a rapid increase in inflation of the ground surface and the number and size of earthquakes.
The first phase of the eruption continued for seven days, until the crater was half-filled with lava and the level of the lava lake reached the height of the vent.
A lava fountain is a jet of incandescent lava shot into the air as the magma reaches the surface by the pressure on the liquid from the expansion of gas bubbles forming in the magma.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/Parks/hawaii/iki_trail/1menu.html   (692 words)

 Heartbeat's One and Two - 50's and 60's - 1959   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Back in 1959, the popular songs of that time were: "A Big Hunk O´ Love" performed by Elvis Presley; "Come Softly to Me" performed by Fleetwood´s; "Dream Lover" sung by Bobby Darin as well as "Lonely Boy" by Paul Anka.
In 1959, Dam could not afford to buy his young daughter a birthday present and instead carved for her a doll inspired by the legendary trolls which were believed to live in the Nordic forests and would bring luck to any humans who could catch them.
The doll attracted the eye of a Danish toy store owner and soon Dam was selling versions of the doll all over the world, selling more than a million of them in the United States.
www.centex.net /~elliott/1959.html   (978 words)

Gebore te Bloemfontein, het in Dealsville gewoon voor verhuis het na Rhodesia in Oktober 1959.
Ek is gebore te Bloemfontein het in Dealsville gewoon voor verhuis het na Rodiesia in Oktober 1959
I was adopted from a Catholic hospital in Warmbaths in 1959.
members.tripod.com /adoption_reunions/1959.htm   (522 words)

 Memories of Clark Airbase in 1959/1960
We had arrived in the Spring of 1959, right in the middle of the Easter activities.
I was only on base for one Christmas (1959), and I remember that the Christmas trees were late in coming - they arrived at the "Toyland" facility two or three days before Christmas and there were lines for blocks in the 80 degree weather.
Even in 1959, things were heating up in Vietnam.
www.terryballard.org /clark.htm   (4834 words)

 Articles: Cuba, 1898-1959 - Historical Text Archive
We know now that the revolution of 1933 was a spark to the Castro revolution of 1959.
Batista's regime was brutal and corrupt and the Cuban national psyche reached its greatest depths.
The stage was set for the Castro revolution of 1959.
www.historicaltextarchive.com /sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=122   (4840 words)

 1959 Corvette
he 1959 Corvette was basically the same as the 1958 in outside appearance, except for the absence of the simulated hood louvers, and the twin chrome trunk spears.
The dash instruments were redesigned, and a new tachometer face was used.
The "T" shift handle with a reverse lockout was introduced in 1959, for another Corvette first.
www.idavette.net /facts/59.htm   (80 words)

With an ever-growing loyal fan base, 1959 is continually spreading their passion.
As the newest addition to Ohio based FTF Records, 1959 is in the studio recording their first full-length album.
Hailing their Crazy Kind of Love across the Midwest and beyond, 1959 has created a whirlwind that is changing the local landscape - laying it on thick to bring it to a city near you.
www.myspace.com /1959band   (895 words)

 The Music of 1959 - The Fifties Oldies
Rock's rougher edges had all but disappeared by 1959.
Further, in February of 1959, a plane crash took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.
Perhaps the most eloquent chronicler of the demise of Rock's early spirit is Don McLean.
www.fiftiesweb.com /59tunes.htm   (611 words)

 1959   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
1959 Ford Galaxie Town Victoria (Colonial White/Indian Turquoise) fp
1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Convertible (Glacier White) and 4-door Landau (hardtop) (Sapphire) fp
1959 Mercury Colony Park Station Wagon (Marble White) fp
jr.lovefords.org /galleries/stock/1959.htm   (126 words)

 Allan's 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville "COOL59" a beautiful pink Classic Caddy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville must rate as one of the most awesome looking cars ever built!
The particular car pictured, one of 21,924 produced, and now known as COOL59, was born on 20th April 1959 in Detroit, Michigan.
As well as the usual power steering, power brakes and power windows, it came optioned up with a 6-way power seat, electric door locks, door guards, an autronic eye and basic equipment group B, which was air conditioning, white sidewall tyres, heater, radio and E-Z eye glass.
members.tripod.com /~cool59   (705 words)

 USFlag.org: A website dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America - The 49 Star Flag
The first 49-star flag was made in the Army Quartermaster Depot at Philadelphia, and was used in the White House ceremony when President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) signed the proclamation admitting Alaska to the Union.
Subsequently, this flag was carried to Philadelphia by Senator Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, who gave it to the mayor of Philadelphia to raise over Independence Hall on July 4th, 1959.
After these ceremonies Scott gave the flag to his colleague, Senator Earnest Gruening of Alaska, who, in turn, delivered it to Governor William A. Eagan to be flown over the state capitol at Juneau.
www.usflag.org /history/the49starflag.html   (233 words)

 Antarctic Time Line of Discovery
1959: In December, the twelve leading nations participating in the IGY sign the "Antarctic Treaty" in Washington, DC.
The treaty was framed as an agreement so the continent "shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes".
The treaty came into effect in 1961 and guarantees access and scientific research in all territory south of 60° latitude.
www.south-pole.com /p0000052.htm   (2085 words)

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Network Working Group T. Howes Request for Comments: 1959 M. Smith Category: Standards Track University of Michigan June 1996 An LDAP URL Format Status of this Memo This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol.
Howes & Smith Standards Track [Page 2] RFC 1959 An LDAP URL Format June 1996 An LDAP URL referring to only the postalAddress attribute of the University of Michigan entry: ldap://ldap.itd.umich.edu/o=University%20of%20Michigan,c=US?postalAddress The corresponding LDAP search operation is the same as in the previous example, except that only the postalAddress attribute is requested.
www.ietf.org /rfc/rfc1959.txt   (764 words)

 The Rice University Computer
Parts of the machine began functioning in 1959, and the computer finally became fully operational in 1961.
While not the first computer on campus--a Litton LGP-30 shared by the Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering departments was in use in 1957[3]--it quickly became Rice's primary computer and remained in that role until supplanted by an IBM 7040, followed by a Burroughs B5500, in the late 1960's[4].
Such a project would be another significant step towards preserving the history of computer research at Rice.
www.princeton.edu /~adam/R1/r1rpt.html   (6344 words)

 Amazon.com: On the Beach: DVD: Gregory Peck,Ava Gardner,Fred Astaire,Anthony Perkins,Donna Anderson,John Tate,Harp ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The year the film was released, 1959, was the same year that Vice-President Richard Nixon had his famous "Kitchen Debate"in Moscow with Soviet boss Nikita Khrushchev.
This 1959 B&W film is a faithful adaptation of Nevil Shute's book by the same title.
Originally done in 1959, there was a remake done in 2000 that was a made-for-TV mini series.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004SGB5?v=glance   (2946 words)

 1959 World Series by Baseball Almanac
In doing so they had also dethroned the two-time defending National League champs by beating the Milwaukee Braves in two consecutive games in a best-of-three playoff after the clubs finished in a first-place tie with 86-68 records.
1959 also saw the long-time return of the Chicago White Sox to the Fall Classic.
The American League champs had not made a post-season appearance in four decades after the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1959ws.shtml   (1139 words)

 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1959 American League
The United States expanded its borders as both Alaska and Hawaii were officially admitted to the Union.
On March 18, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower added Hawaii, the Aloha State, and commissioned a new fifty star U.S. Flag.
After he blew the whistle, public outrage was so great that in 1959 Congress opened hearings on the great American quiz show fix and later formally outlawed all future quiz show deceptions.
www.baseball-almanac.com /yearly/yr1959a.shtml   (850 words)

 American History - 1950-1959
1959 - The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George
1959: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer's
During the fifties, American education underwent dramatic and, for some, world shattering changes.
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /decade50.html   (2972 words)

 RFC 1959 (rfc1959) - An LDAP URL Format
RFC 1959 (rfc1959) - An LDAP URL Format
Network Working Group T. Howes Request for Comments: 1959 M. Smith Category: Standards Track University of Michigan June 1996 An LDAP URL Format Status of this Memo This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc1959.html   (795 words)

 Wien im Rückblick - November 1959   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Im Frühjahr 1960 werden wieder die internationalen Charles Veillon-Preise 1959 von je 5.000 Schweizer Franken verteilt.
Bürgermeister Jonas überreichte heute an die Schriftstellerin Christine Busta den Jugendbuchpreis der Stadt Wien 1959 für "Die Sternenmühle".
Von dem so für Ende Oktober 1959 ermittelten Bevölkerungsstand von 1,663.077 Personen entfielen 740.581 auf das männliche und 922.496 auf das weibliche Geschlecht.
www.wien.gv.at /ma53/45jahre/1959/1159.htm   (1033 words)

 Tulsa Central High School Class of 1959   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Welcome to the Home Page for Tulsa Central High School Class of 1959.
Send email to Ron Ballew to add your email address, Home Page, State, City, and/or any comments to the Class List.
The Class List includes all Senior names in the 1959 Yearbook.
www.ballew.org /TulsaCHS/Class59k.html   (233 words)

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