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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.
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.
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.
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.
Albino Calf
Albino Calf
Kissed by a Prince
Kissed by a Prince
Mother Giraffe
Mother Giraffe
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.
American Bar Association Meeting
American Bar Association Meeting
Laurel Diamond Jubilee
Laurel, Mississippi, Diamond Jubilee
Multilingual Service
Multilingual Service
Unexpected Mother Snake
Unexpected Mother Snake
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.
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Naval Academy Mascot
Naval Academy Mascot
United Nations Protest
United Nations Protest
Freaky-Looking Fish
Freaky-Looking Fish
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.
Nixon at West Point
Nixon at West Point
Unwanted Mummy
Unwanted Mummy
Gorilla Birthday
Gorilla Birthday
Milk-Stealing Bird
Milk-Stealing Bird
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.
Veiled Prophet Parade
Veiled Prophet Parade

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