Main Events & Important Dates

  1. 1953
  2. 1954
  3. 1955
  4. 1956
  5. 1957
  6. 1958
  7. 1959
  8. 1960
  9. 1961
January 1953: Neutralization of Formosa by Seventh Fleet ended.

March 5, 1953: Death of Josef Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union.

March 12, 1953: The Department of Health, Education and Welfare is created.

April 22, 1953: States given title to offshore oil.

July 27, 1953: Korean war ended with signing of armistice at Panmunjon calling for demilitarized zone and voluntary repatriation of prisoners. The 38th parallel is established as boundary between North and South Korea.

August 19-22, 1953: Leftist government of Premier Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran is ousted and replaced with regime loyal to Shah Pahlevi.

Aug.-Sept. 1953: American prisoners of war in Korea repatriated.

December 4-8, 1953: President conferred at Bermuda with prime ministers of Britain and France on exchange of atomic information.

December 8, 1953: Eisenhower delivers his Atoms For Peace speech at the United Nations proposing an international atomic energy agency and peaceful development of nuclear energy.

1953-1954: Senator Joseph McCarthy, chairman of the Senate Permanent Investigation Subcommittee, conducts hearings on communist subversion in America and investigates communist infiltration of the Armed Forces.