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“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was a five-star general in the United States Army and the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961, and the last to be born in the 19th century. During World War II, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45, from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first Supreme Commander of NATO.

1957 T-Bird 1957 Lincoln 1957 saw the continued growth of bigger, taller tail fins on new cars and more lights, bigger with more powerful engines. An average car sold for $2,749. The Soviet Union launched the first space satellite Sputnik 1. Movies included “Twelve Angry Men” and “The Bridge Over the River Kwai,” and TV showed “Perry Mason” and “Maverick” for the first time. The music continued to be Rock ‘n’ Roll with artists like “Little Richard.” The popular toys were Slinkys and Hula Hoops. The continued growth of the use of credit was shown by the fact that 2/3 of all new cars were bought on credit. Some of the areas that would cause problems later were starting to show. South Vietnam is attacked by Viet Cong Guerrillas and troops are sent to Arkansas to enforce antisegregation laws

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Events South Vietnam attacked by Viet Cong Guerrillas Treaty of Rome (The EEC European Economic Community) is formed

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The word Beatnik take hold as words to describe the “Beat Generation.” USSR launches Sputnik 1 on October 4th inaugurating the Space Age and the Space Race Martin Luther King Jr. heads nationwide resistance to racial segregation and discrimination in the U.S. Toyota starts selling cars in the U.S. — the first is the Toyopet Crown Authorities arrest dozens of Mafia bosses during a Mafia Bosses meeting at Apalachin, New York, Windscale nuclear power plant accident on October 10th in UK Federal troops sent to Arkansas to enforce anti-segregation laws British Prime Minister Anthony Eden resigns due to his handling of the Suez Crisis. Harold Macmillan becomes the new Prime Minister

Soviets test the H Bomb Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal Portable radar devices used to enforce speed limits are introduced. Tidal 2ave follows Hurricane Audrey into coasts of Texas and Louisiana The National Guard, on the order of Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, is used to prevent nine African American students from entering Central High School in Little Rock on September 4th and shortly after Federal troops charge defiant protesters with fixed bayonets to ensurethe students got inside the building safely

Great Britain tests first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. Onboard is the first animal to enter space — a dog named Laika.

Asian flu pandemic claims over 150,000 lives worldwide 1957 was the peak of the Baby Boomer years The House for Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) convicts a 1957 ‘Bubble Car’ — Where do you think Smart Cars got their idea?

“A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.” – Jack Kerouac Page 20 December 15, 2010 THE MILITARY PRESS

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