Look what happened the 1958.

Samuel Alphonsus Stritch is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia. (1. March 1958)

Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the eighth time. (3. March 1958)

The Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding. (16. March 1958)

The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite. (17. March 1958)

The Monarch Underwear Company fire leaves 24 dead and 15 injured. (19. March 1958)

Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army. (24. March 1958)

Canada's Avro Arrow makes its first flight. (25. March 1958)

The United States Army launches Explorer 3. (26. March 1958)

The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris. (26. March 1958)

Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union. (27. March 1958)

In the Canadian federal election, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265. (31. March 1958)

The CND peace symbol is displayed in public for the first time in London. (4. April 1958)

Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time. (5. April 1958)

Cold War: American Van Cliburn wins the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. (13. April 1958)

The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days. (14. April 1958)

After Walter O'Malley orchestrated that both teams' move from New York City, Los Angeles Dodgers played the San Francisco Giants in the first Major League Baseball game on the US West Coast. (15. April 1958)

A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum. (18. April 1958)

Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives. (26. April 1958)

A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada. (12. May 1958)

During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators. (13. May 1958)

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