Look what happened the 1953.

Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress. (3. January 1953)

The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma. (6. January 1953)

An article appears in Pravda accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership. (13. January 1953)

Josip Broz Tito is inaugurated as the first President of Yugoslavia. (14. January 1953)

71.7% of all television sets in the United States are tuned into I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth. (19. January 1953)

A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom (31. January 1953)

North Sea flood of 1953 (Dutch, Watersnoodramp, literally "flood disaster") was a major flood caused by a heavy storm, that occurred on the night of Saturday, 31 January 1953 and morning of Sunday, 1 February 1953. The floods struck the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland. (1. February 1953)

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. (11. February 1953)

The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel. (11. February 1953)

Parliamentary elections held in Liechtenstein. (15. February 1953)

Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States. (19. February 1953)

James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April's Nature (pub. April 2). (28. February 1953)

Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later. (1. March 1953)

A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11. (3. March 1953)

Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. (6. March 1953)

An earthquake hit western Turkey, killing 250 people. (18. March 1953)

Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya's British rulers. (8. April 1953)

Warner Bros. premieres the first 3-D film from a major American studio, entitled House of Wax. (10. April 1953)

CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA. (13. April 1953)

Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht HMY Britannia. (16. April 1953)

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