1956 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 327

  • Jul 26 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announces plan to nationalize Suez Canal, initiating the "Suez Crisis"
  • Jul 27 Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings at Manchester

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • Jul 30 US motto "In God We Trust" authorized
  • Jul 31 Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match
  • Aug 4 1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph)
  • Aug 4 Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands
  • Aug 7 British government sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
  • Aug 7 Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die
  • Aug 8 Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium
  • Aug 9 1st state-wide state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
  • Aug 9 South African women demonstrate against pass laws
  • Aug 11 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620
  • Aug 16 Adlai E Stevenson nominated as US Democratic presidential candidate
  • Aug 16 Indians' Rocky Colavito hits his 1st grand slam, Cleveland 5, Tigers 4
  • Aug 17 Federal Constitutional Court bans the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in West Germany
  • Aug 17 One of the largest demonstrations in South Africa's history, 20,000 women marched to Pretoria's Union Buildings to present petition against carrying of passes by women to the Prime Minister
  • Aug 20 Republicans convene at Cow Palace

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Aug 22 US President Eisenhower and VP Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention in San Francisco

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Aug 24 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 25 To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto
  • Aug 27 Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game
  • Aug 29 French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
  • Aug 30 USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • Aug 30 White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield High School, Texas
  • Aug 30 Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
  • Sep 1 Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory
  • Sep 2 Collapse of a rail bridge under a train kills 120 (India)
  • Sep 2 San Francisco cable line replaced by bus service
  • Sep 3 Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee
  • Sep 5 20 die in a train crash in Springer NM
  • Sep 7 Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+
  • Sep 8 Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso" goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • Sep 9 African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau & Cape Verde forms
  • Sep 10 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • Sep 10 Louisville Ky public schools integrates
  • Sep 11 Vladimir Kuts runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
  • Sep 12 Black students enter & are barred from Clay Ky elementary school
  • Sep 13 Dike around Dutch polder Eastern Flevoland closes
  • Sep 13 Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice
  • Sep 13 IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighs over a ton
  • Sep 14 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 17 Black students enter Clay Ky elementary school
  • Sep 17 Yanks clinch pennant #22 on Mantle's 50th homer of year
  • Sep 19 1st international conference of black writers & artists meets (Sorbonne)
  • Sep 25 First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation from Newfoundland to Oban
  • Oct 1 Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
  • Oct 1 Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
  • Oct 2 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC
  • Oct 4 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • Oct 6 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad

  • Oct 6 Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
  • Oct 10 Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match v Australia in Karachi
  • Oct 11 1st Pakistan v Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
  • Oct 11 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • Oct 11 AL President Will Harridge bars Washington Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners
  • Oct 12 Marga Klompe becomes first Dutch women elected minister
  • Oct 14 Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 15 Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
  • Oct 15 William J. Brennan, Jr. is appointed to US Supreme Court
  • Oct 17 England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
  • Oct 17 Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt
  • Oct 20 58°F (15°C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (Antarctic record high)
  • Oct 20 Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17' craft
  • Oct 22 France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
  • Oct 22 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • Oct 22 A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Oct 23 Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
  • Oct 24 AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
  • Oct 24 Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes PM of Hungary
  • Oct 24 Margaret Towner becomes first woman to be ordained into the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA)
  • Oct 26 UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
  • Oct 26 Vietnam promulgates its constitution
  • Oct 28 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
  • Oct 29 International zone of Tangier returns to Morocco
  • Oct 29 Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to open Straits of Tiran
  • Oct 30 Israel captures Egyptian military post at El-Thamad
  • Oct 31 Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole
  • Oct 31 Britain and France join Israeli forces in Egypt and begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
  • Oct 31 Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service
  • Nov 1 Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
  • Nov 1 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
  • Nov 1 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
  • Nov 1 Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
  • Nov 1 Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen
  • Nov 1 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum
  • Nov 1 Formation of Kerala state in India.
  • Nov 2 Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
  • Nov 2 Israel captures Gaza & Sheham
  • Nov 4 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 5 Britain and France land airborne forces at Port Said in Egypt, escalating the Suez Crisis
  • Nov 5 Dutch Communist Party office of Felix Meritis seized
  • Nov 5 Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba
  • Nov 5 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Datis nuperrime
  • Nov 6 US President Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)
  • Nov 8 UN demands USSR leave Hungary
  • Nov 12 Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted
  • Nov 13 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
  • Nov 14 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion
  • Nov 17 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

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