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1954 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

21st Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  William C. Hartshorn, conductor

POLITICS

The United States tests the hydrogen bomb in the Bikini Islands.
Three continents watch the eclipse of the sun
End of the Indo-China War
New York's Ellis Island closes after 62 years as a major entry port into the US
US Senate condemns McCarthy
US pledges to defend Nationalist China
The first atomic submarine is launched
Segregation is ruled illegal in the United States
The Los Angeles Fire department is ordered by the Federal courts to begin integration.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Britain sponsors an expedition to search for the Abominable Snowman
Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile

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