Chevy Bel Air, first model with fuel injection.
The Year is 1957 ...
Eisenhower Doctrine. President Dwight D. Eisenhower promises aid to any Middle Eastern country threatened by Communism.
McClellan Committee investigates corruption and racketeering within International Brotherhood of Teamsters union. Robert F. Kennedy is chief counsel of the McClellan Committee. AFL-CIO expels the Teamsters union. Jimmy Hoffa becomes president of the Teamsters union.
Senator J. Strom Thurmond (South Carolina) sets filibuster record with speech opposing civil rights.
Congress approves first Civil Rights Act.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce federal desegregation.
Arlington Heights Nike Site managed by the 45th Antiaircraft Brigade begins to construct Hercules missile launching pads with five radar towers. The site becomes operational in 1960. This was the second generation air-defense missile system for the U.S. Hercules missiles are capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and knocking whole formations of aircraft out of the air. Tests prove it successfully intercepted short range ballistic missiles.
First underground atomic test in Nevada.
Jimmy Hoffa takes charge of the Teamsters.
Burger King introduces the Whopper; sells for 37 cents. Burger King also introduces patio style sit-down dining.
Senator John F. Kennedy wins Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage.
Eugene Oliver becomes principal of Arlington High School until 1962.
District 25 Windsor and Westgate-Dwyer Elementary Schools open.
The Bridge on the River Kwai
wins an Oscar
for Best Picture
Buy it on Amazon.com
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