1954 T-Shirt

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Some historical events from 1954:

January 1954: Film star Marilyn Monroe married baseball star Joe DiMaggio. The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched.

March 1954: The US conducted its first hydrogen-bomb test at Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands.

May 1954: Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile.

June 1954: The Pope opened the eight nation TV network called Eurovision. Alan Turing Died of cyanide poisioning. The USSR opened its first atomic power plant.

July 1954: Food rationing in Britain officially ended. The Mountain K2 was climbed for the first time by an Italian team.

August 1954: Hostilities in the Indo-China conflict ended after eight years.

September 1954: 'Papa' Doc Duvalier became the President of Haiti.

October 1954: British athlete, Christopher Chataway, created a new 5,000 metres record.

November 1954: Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, died.

December 1954: The British Petroleum Company (BP) was formed. The English author of the classic book 'Goodbye Mr Chips', James Hilton, died in California.