formerly Prince Karim, became the spiritual
leader of 20,000,000 Ismaili Moslems upon the
death of his grandfather, Aga Khan III, on July
Bar Association Meeting
Test A Hydrogen Bomb
On May 15, 1957, the United Kingdom became the
third nation to explode a fusion, or hydrogen,
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
Kissed by a
Mississippi, Diamond Jubilee
On June 12, 1957, a replica of the ship that
brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620 landed at
Held during the third full week of July since
1940, the Aquatennial celebrates the city's many
lakes, rivers, and streams.
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.
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.
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.