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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1957. 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

The Hamilton Electric 500
Hamilton Watch Company introduces the world's first electric watch. The Hamilton Electric 500 is available in a variety of styles more ...

February

A boy with a television
"Toddlers' Truce" a TV closedown between 6pm & 7pm to help parents get children to bed is abolished in the U.K. more ...

March

Photograph of Graceland
Elvis Presley, aged 22, buys Graceland on 3734 Bellevue Boulevard (Highway 51 South) for $100,000. more ...

April

Photograph of Patrick Moore in old age
The Sky at Night is first broadcast. It was presented by Patrick Moore until his death in 2012, making it a record breaker more ...

May

Photograph of Anne Franks' house
Anne Frank Foundation founded to prevent demolition of Amsterdam house she hid in during German occupation more ...

June

Photograph of Jimmy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey, known as "JD", dies aged 53. He was a clarinetist, saxophonist, trumpeter, composer & big band leader more ...

July

Photograph of John Glenn
John Glenn flies an F8U supersonic jet from California to New York in a record breaking 3 hours & 23 minutes more ...

August

Photograph of Juan Manuel Fangio racing
Juan Manuel Fangio, driving for Maserati, wins his 5th world drivers championship at the Formula One German Grand Prix more ...

September

Students being escorted at Little Rock Central High
101st Airborne Division of the United States Army escort African-American students ar Little Rock Central High more ...

October

A technician with Sputnik 1
The Space Age is kickstarted when the Soviet Union launch Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth more ...

November

Laika the first animal to orbit Earth
The Soviet Union launch Sputnik 2, on board is a dog named Laika, making her the first animal to orbit the Earth more ...

December

A Boeing 707 on the runway
The Boeing 707 airliner makes its maiden flight. This heralds a brand new chapter in commercial aviation history more ...

Unknown Month In 1957

1957
Hamilton introduce first electric watch - Sputnik 1 orbits the Earth - Boeing 707 makes maiden flight - Elvis buys Graceland more ...
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