|THE ROBINSON LIBRARY|
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|Chronology of Events|
|The Year in Pictures|
|Awards and Honors|
|Entertainment News and Highlights Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army. Maria Callas caused a near riot on opening night at the Rome Opera. Westerns occupied four out of the top five places in the Nielsen ratings in 1958.|
|Sports News and Highlights Herb Elliott, Australian distance runner who set world records for the mile and 1,500 meters, was named Outstanding Male Athlete of 1958. Jimmy Bryan won the 500-mile Memorial Day race at the Indianapolis Speedway. The Yankees beat the Braves 4 games to 3 to win the World Series.|
|U.S. Congress Members|
|4-Hers Present a Peace Pipe||Marvin
"Poster child" for the United Cerebral Palsy Association's 1958 fund drive.
prepares for an April 1958 voyage to protest nuclear tests.
|Modern Day Duel|
|American Legion Commander||Moon Literature|
|Campaign Debate||Paul Egan
to ask Khruschev to "send over 24 Russian communists with guns" to put down his detractors.
|Champion Poodle||A Princess Teaches Gymnastics|
|Conference of Experts
On July 1, 1958, a conference of experts convened at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. For six weeks scientists from East and West examined technical and scientific facts relating to the detection of nuclear tests.
|Russian Old Believers|
|Democratic Governors Meet||Sarah Churchill Gets Arrested|
|Drive-Up for Sports Cars||Truck of Tomorrow|
|The Golden Rule||Two of the Dionne Girls Give
Both CÚcile and Annette Dionne gave birth in 1958, in September and November, respectively.
The largest grasshopper invasion since 1949 occurred in May 1958, covering more than 18 million acres in 17 western states.
|International Pancake Day Race
Mary Collingwood, a teacher, won the U.S. part of the International Pancake Day Race in Liberal, Kansas.
|World's Oldest Man?|