On This Day

Events in History in 1951 (Part 2)

  • Oct 22 Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
  • Oct 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 24 Jan de Hartog's "Four Poster" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 24 United Nations publishes its first postage stamps
  • Oct 25 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
  • Oct 26 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 26 Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister at the age of 76

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Oct 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 31 French Second Chamber accepts the Schuman Plan
  • Nov 1 US performs 1st atomic explosion witnessed by troops, Nevada Test Site, New Mexico
  • Nov 1 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
  • Nov 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 7 Constitution of Jordan passes
  • Nov 10 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
  • Nov 17 Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system

  • Nov 18 "See it Now" premieres on TV
  • Nov 18 British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
  • Nov 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 Snowdonia becomes a British National Park
  • Nov 24 British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
  • Nov 25 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
  • Nov 25 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
  • Nov 27 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
  • Nov 27 Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea
  • Nov 28 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 28 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
  • Nov 29 1st underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat in Nevada
  • Dec 1 Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds
  • Dec 4 Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
  • Dec 4 Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government
  • Dec 8 AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule & lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games
  • Dec 9 West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
  • Dec 17 Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants
  • Dec 19 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Netherlands
  • Dec 20 Walter Zinn's Experimental Breeder Reactor I, the first nuclear reactor to produce electric power, goes live at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Dec 21 Pioneering telenovela "Sua Vida Me Pertence" premieres in Brazil
  • Dec 23 Last Belgian communities get electricity
  • Dec 24 United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN
  • Dec 31 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electricity announced