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2 January 1953
Sister Angelica Takes Final Solemn Vow

Sister Angelica Takes Final Solemn Vow

5 January 1953

Press Censored in Egypt

13 January 1953
Egypt's Political Parties Dissolved and Elections Postponed

Egypt's Political Parties Dissolved and Elections Postponed

13 January 1953
Pravda Publishes Allegations of the Doctors' Plot

Pravda Publishes Allegations of the Doctors' Plot

16 January 1953

All Political Parties Closed in Egypt

23 January 1953
Birth of Alister E. McGrath

Birth of Alister E. McGrath

0 February 1953

Lebanon Gives Women Right to Vote

12 February 1953

U.K. and Egypt Give Sudan Opportunity for Self-Government

19 February 1953
First U.S. Censorship Board Created

First U.S. Censorship Board Created

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21 February 1953
Biochemist James Watson Builds First Model of DNA Molecule

Biochemist James Watson Builds First Model of DNA Molecule

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5 March 1953
Death of Joseph Stalin After Stroke

Death of Joseph Stalin After Stroke

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25 April 1953
Journal Publishes Details on Construction of Accurate Model of DNA

Journal Publishes Details on Construction of Accurate Model of DNA

2 May 1953
Faisal II Becomes Third and Last King of Iraq

Faisal II Becomes Third and Last King of Iraq

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2 May 1953
Hussein bin Talal Crowned King Hussein of Jordan

Hussein bin Talal Crowned King Hussein of Jordan

29 May 1953
Mt. Everest Scaled for First Time by Edmond P. Hillary of New Zealand

Mt. Everest Scaled for First Time by Edmond P. Hillary of New Zealand

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18 June 1953
Egypt Declared a Republic, Mohammed Naguib Named President and Prime Minister

Egypt Declared a Republic, Mohammed Naguib Named President and Prime Minister

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21 July 1953
Methodist Bishop Oxnam Appears Before House Committee on Un-American Activities

Methodist Bishop Oxnam Appears Before House Committee on Un-American Activities

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26 July 1953
Federal Authorities Raid & Arrest Entire Adult Population of Short Creek Arizona for Polygamy

Federal Authorities Raid & Arrest Entire Adult Population of Short Creek Arizona for Polygamy

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25 August 1953

American Bar Association Asks Legal Profession to Purge Communists From Ranks

27 August 1953
Roman Catholicism Declared Official Religion of Spain

Roman Catholicism Declared Official Religion of Spain

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8 September 1953
Sudden Death of Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson

Sudden Death of Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson

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8 September 1953
Pope Pius XII Proclaims Marian Year Commemorating Dogma of Immaculate Conception

Pope Pius XII Proclaims Marian Year Commemorating Dogma of Immaculate Conception

14 September 1953
Alfred C. Kinsey Publishes Controversial Book 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Female'

Alfred C. Kinsey Publishes Controversial Book 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Female'

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30 September 1953
Earl Warren Appointed Chief Justice of Supreme Court

Earl Warren Appointed Chief Justice of Supreme Court

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5 October 1953
Earl Warren Sworn in as 14th Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court

Earl Warren Sworn in as 14th Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court

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11 October 1953

Britain's Leading Jesuit Denies Anglican Accusation that Catholics are Hunting for Converts

13 October 1953

Nevada University Requires Anti-Communist Loyalty Statement from Faculty

14 October 1953
President Eisenhower Issues Order to Dismiss Federal Workers who Invoke Fifth Amendment Rights

President Eisenhower Issues Order to Dismiss Federal Workers who Invoke Fifth Amendment Rights

30 October 1953
1952 Nobel Prize for Peace is Won by Dr. Albert Schweitzer

1952 Nobel Prize for Peace is Won by Dr. Albert Schweitzer

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9 November 1953
 Death of Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia

Death of Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia

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13 November 1953
Indiana Textbook Commission Member Complains that Robin Hood Stories are Communist Propaganda

Indiana Textbook Commission Member Complains that Robin Hood Stories are Communist Propaganda

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21 November 1953
British National Museum Declares Infamous Piltdown Man to be a Hoax

British National Museum Declares Infamous Piltdown Man to be a Hoax

9 December 1953

General Electric Announces All Communist Employees Will be Fired

 
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