What Happened in 1953

Significant Events

  • Jan 7 US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
  • Feb 21 Francis Crick and James Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule
  • Mar 26 Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio
  • Apr 25 Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine
  • May 29 Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition
  • Jun 2 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey
  • Jul 26 Fidel Castro leads a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, intended to spark a revolution in Cuba
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1st successful separation of Siamese (conjoined) twins

On September 17, 1953


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