Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
1951 Charcoal Blenko
What else was happening? . . . . . . thanks to webmaster S.Rowe we have a list of what was going on in 1951 other than Blenko Glass making Charcoal . This glass is from the collection of Bruce Specht Family.
January 9 - The new United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York City.
January 9: United Nations headquarters opened.
January 17 - Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
January 27 - Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a 1-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flats, northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.
February 1 - The United Nations General Assembly declares that China is the aggressor in the Korean War.
February 27 - The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
March 29: Rosenbergs.
March 6 - The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
March 12 - The comic strip Dennis the Menace appears in newspapers across the U.S. for the first time.
March 14 - Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
March 29 - Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I opens on Broadway and runs for 3 years. It is the first Rodgers and Hammerstein show specifically written for an actress (Gertrude Lawrence). Lawrence is stricken with cancer during the run of the show and dies halfway through its run. The show makes a star of Yul Brynner.
April 1 - Female suffrage begins in Greece.
April 11 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of his Far Eastern commands.
May 3 - The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services and U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations begins its closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
May 23 - Tibetans are forced to sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People's Republic of China.
May 25 - The first atomic bomb "boosted" by the inclusion of thermonuclear materials, is tested in the "Item" test on Enewetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands by the U.S.
July 30 - David Lean's Oliver Twist is finally shown in the United States, after 10 minutes of supposedly anti-Semitic references and closeups of Alec Guinness as Fagin are cut. The film is a critical success, but a financial flop in the United States, and receives few bookings in U.S. theatres, mostly due to the anti-Semitic charges leveled against it. The film is not shown uncut in the U.S. until 1970.
August 12 - The Catcher in the Rye is first published.
September 3 - The American soap opera Search for Tomorrow debuts on CBS. After over 30 years, the show switches to NBC on March 26, 1982. Search for Tomorrow airs its final episode on NBC on September 18 - The film A Streetcar Named Desire premieres, becoming a critical and box-office smash.
September 20 - NATO accepts Greece and Turkey as members.
September 26–28 - A blue sun is seen over Europe: the effect is due to ash coming from the Canadian forest fires 4 months previously.
October 3 - "Shot Heard 'Round the World": One of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history occurs when the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the 9th inning off of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.
October 4 - The Gene Kelly film An American in Paris premieres in New York.
October 16 - Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan of Pakistan is assassinated.
October 17 - CBS' Eye logo premieres on air.
October 24 - U.S. President Harry Truman declares an official end to war with Germany.
November 1 - The first military exercises for nuclear war, with infantry troops included, are held in the Nevada desert.
December 6 - A state of emergency is declared in Egypt due to increasing riots.
December 13 - A water storage tank collapses in Tucumcari, New Mexico, resulting in 4 deaths, and 200 buildings destroyed.
December 16 - Salar Jung Museum is opened to the public by Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
December 20 - EBR-1, the world's first (experimental) nuclear power plant, opens.
December 20 - A chartered C46 Curtis Commando crash lands in Cobourg, Ontario Canada; all on board survived.
December 23 - The film The African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in Hollywood.
December 24 - Libya becomes independent from Italy.
December 24 - Gian-Carlo Menotti's 45-minute opera Amahl and the Night Visitors premieres live on NBC, becoming the first opera written especially for television.