The Year is 1952 ...
Republicans Dwight D. Eisenhower (KS) and
Richard M. Nixon (CA) beat Democrats Adlai E.
Stevenson (IL) and John J. Sparkman (AL) for
President and Vice President. Republicans win
control of White House, the Senate and the House
of Representatives for the first time since
"You Never Had It So Good" is a popular slogan
praising Democratic leadership through the
depression and war to a growing post-war
Richard Nixon (republican senator of California)
gives "Checkers Speech" on national television.
Nixon gives the speech after he is asked to
leave the ticket as he is accused of having
created a secret fund of supporting businessmen.
Checkers is the name of the dog he claims is the
only gift he accepted from a Texas businessman.
The speech captures the hearts of then
President Truman controls steel mills shut down
U.S., Great Britain, and France sign peace
treaty with West Germany.
GI Bill extended to Korean War veterans.
Supreme Court rejects appeal of spies Julius and
U.S. performs first successful hydrogen bomb
test at Eniwetok Atoll.
Construction on first atomic submarine, USS
Fighting Illini Football beats Stanford in the
Rose Bowl, 40-7.
A basketball game between the Arlington
Cardinals and Hinsdale Red Devils is held on
Friday, February 15, and marks the formal
opening of today's Grace Gym.
The new gym at Arlington High School, referred
to as "the new auditorium," later to be named
Grace Gym in 1967, is dedicated on May 18,
Greatest Show on
wins an Oscar
for Best Picture