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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1951. See and read the comic books on sale month by month, and find out the major news of the day.

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January

Ilse Koch
Ilse Koch, wife of Karl-Otto Koch, commandant of Nazi concentration camps is sentenced to life imprisonment more ...

February

Shah Reza with Shahbanu Soraya
Muhammad Reza Shah, last Shah of Persia, marries Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari. It ends in divorce due to no heir being born more ...

March

Lawrence and Brynner in the King and I
Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The King and I' starts a 3 year run on Broadway. The show makes Yul Brynner a star more ...

April

Ludwig Wittgenstein Blue Plaque
Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein dies. Born into one of Europe's wealthiest families, he gave away his entire inheritance more ...

May

Cover of a Festival of Britain guide
The Festival of Britain opens. The national exhibition is designed to highlight Britain's contribution to science & the arts more ...

June

A UNIVAC I computer
The first UNIVAC (UNIVersal Automatic Computer I) is dedicated at the U.S. Census Bureau. Further models will follow more ...

July

Marshal Petain
Marshal Petain Vichy France leader dies. A national hero after World War I, his government collaborated with Nazi Germany more ...

August

Cover of Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye is published by J.D. Salinger. It introduces Holden Caulfield, an icon for teenage rebellion more ...

September

Screenshot of The Day the Earth Stood Still
Science fiction film 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' premieres. The alien visitor warns Earth to change its ways more ...

October

Screenshot of I Love Lucy
'I Love Lucy' makes its television debut on CBS. The sitcom starring Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz is still syndicated to this day more ...

November

Audrey Hepburn
'Gigi' opens on Broadway. It stars Audrey Hepburn who was personally chosen for the role by the French author Colette more ...

December

EBR-1 reactor
Experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR-I) becomes the world's first electricity-generating nuclear power plant more ...

Unknown Month In 1951

1951
Catcher in the Rye published - I Love Lucy debuts on CBS - Nuclear power plant lights bulbs - Ilse Koch given life sentence more ...
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