The year 1951 held many events that were to shape the future. Fast forward to the 21st century, these events of 1951 still hold a special place in the hearts of many. By this time, the war was over and it was time to rebuild.
On the summer of 1951 June 14th, J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly under Remington Rand unveiled the ‘UNIVAC I’ digital computer. The two visionary engineers added to Charles Babbage’s basic principles that computers of today use. UNIVAC, which stands for the Universal Automatic Computer, became the most revolutionary computer of the time, which could do a thousand calculations per second and used five thousand vacuum tubes.
On July 8, Paris celebrated its existence spanning 2,000 years. Historians trace the founding date to be 250 B. C. thanks to a Gallic tribe called the Parisii who settled on an island on the Seine River that runs through the heart of Paris. The French capital has grown rapidly in its more than two millennia of existence. Paris is now a world leader in fashion, art, science and architecture.
By 1951, Sugar Ray Robinson went into the annals of history as being the best pound-for-pound middleweight boxer of all time. Sugar Ray beat Randy Turpin to win back the middleweight belt in front of over 60,000 fans at the Polo Grounds, New York City on September 12. Sugar Ray retired from boxing with 110 knockouts under his belt in 1965 and 1967; indicted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
The annals of history are the place where the thin line between legends and myths seem to be in constant competition. Time holds the answers to all that happens under the sun. We can learn a lot from the past, which holds the mistakes and lessons of our ancestors.
Discover how USA looked like in 1951
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Which were the most popular movies released this year ?
Directed by: Nitin Bose
Starring: Nargis, Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Nimmi
Directed by: John Huston
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull
Country: United States
Directed by: Luchino Visconti
Starring: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella, Gastone Renzelli
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire
Which were the top hits of 1951 ?
Which were the most popular books released in 1951 ?
By: James Jones
Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may
By: Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer
Washington Confidential, Mass Market Paperback
By: Herman Wouk
The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...
By: Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels
Ethel Waters's His Eye is on the Sparrow stands as perhaps the greatest autobiography of a black female performer, capturing both the horror and the joy of the African American woman's experience through the often bitter yet always forgiving voice ...
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1951 in the USA ?
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