Find out what all happened August to November 1958

Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'état by General Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier. (27. October 1958)

United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (29. August 1958)

The District of Columbia's Bar Association votes to accept African-Americans as member attorneys. (14. October 1958)

Iceland expands its fishing zone, putting it into conflict with the United Kingdom, beginning the Cod Wars. (1. September 1958)

Art Kane photographs 57 notable jazz musicians in the black and white group portrait "A Great Day in Harlem" in front of a Brownstone in New York City. (12. August 1958)

Paddington Bear, a classic character from English children's literature, makes his debut. (13. October 1958)

Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy. (23. August 1958)

Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States. (18. August 1958)

Herbert Hoover eclipses John Adams as having the longest retirement of any former U.S President. Hoover would live another ten years, his record 35-year retirement still holding the record as of 2013. (5. August 1958)

The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere. (14. September 1958)

Fifth Republic of France is established. (4. October 1958)

The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap. (3. August 1958)

United States Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan in Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew members are killed. (2. September 1958)

French Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community. (25. November 1958)

A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 48. (15. September 1958)

Guinea declares its independence from France. (2. October 1958)

The Springhill Mine Bump – An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time. By November 1, rescuers from around the world had dug out 100 of the victims, marking the death toll at 74. (23. October 1958)

A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, fails to kill King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. (31. August 1958)

The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time. (4. August 1958)

Pioneer 0, America's first attempt at lunar orbit, is launched using the first Thor-Able rocket and fails. Notable as one of the first attempted launches beyond Earth orbit by any country. (17. August 1958)

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