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1957
CONTENTS
Chronology of Events

The Year in Pictures

Awards and Honors

Disasters

Entertainment News and Highlights

Governors

Notable Births

Notable Deaths

Sports News and Highlights
Iron Liege won the Kentucky Derby. The Milwaukee Braves won the World Series.

World Leaders

Aga Khan IV
Aga Khan IV
formerly Prince Karim, became the spiritual leader of 20,000,000 Ismaili Moslems upon the death of his grandfather, Aga Khan III, on July 12, 1957.

Albino Calf
Albino Calf

American Bar Association Meeting
American Bar Association Meeting

British Hydrogen Bomb
The British Test A Hydrogen Bomb
On May 15, 1957, the United Kingdom became the third nation to explode a fusion, or hydrogen, bomb.

Freaky-Looking Fish
Freaky-Looking Fish

Gorilla Birthday
Gorilla Birthday

High-Rise Rescue
High-Rise Rescue
Firemen and police help a New York City window washer in June 1957 after one of his safety straps gave way about twelve stories above the street.

Kissed by a Prince
Kissed by a Prince

Laurel Diamond Jubilee
Laurel, Mississippi, Diamond Jubilee

Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade

Mayflower II
Mayflower II
On June 12, 1957, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620 landed at Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Milk-Stealing Bird
Milk-Stealing Bird

Minneapolis Aquatennial
Minneapolis Aquatennial
Held during the third full week of July since 1940, the Aquatennial celebrates the city's many lakes, rivers, and streams.

Mother Giraffe
Mother Giraffe

Multilingual Service
Multilingual Service

Naval Academy Mascot
Naval Academy Mascot

Nixon at West Point
Nixon at West Point

Presidential Helicopter
Presidential Helicopter
In March two 4-passenger helicopters were purchased for use by President Eisenhower and his Secret Service "escorts." Their primary purpose was to carry the President from the White House to the airport.

Rikers Island Parolees
Rikers Island Parolees
Many prisoners who rescued passengers from an airplane crash on Rikers Island, New York, February 1, 1957, were granted early releases in thanks for their efforts.

Two Kings Meet
Two Kings Meet
A long-standing feud between the Hashemites and the house of Saud came to an end in 1957 when King Faisal II of Iraq, King Hussein of Jordan, and King Saud of Saudi Arabia stood together against interference by Egypt and Syria in Jordan's internal affairs.

Unexpected Mother Snake
Unexpected Mother Snake

United Nations Protest
United Nations Protest

Unwanted Mummy
Unwanted Mummy

Veiled Prophet Parade
Veiled Prophet Parade

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