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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1958. 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 EEC Flag
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg & the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Rome. Heralding, the birth of the EEC more ...

February

Wreckage from the Munich Air Disaster
A Munich plane crash claims 23 lives. Onboard are the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the 'Busby Babes' more ...

March

Vanguard 1
Vanguard 1, the first solar powered satellite is launched. It functioned until 1964 & is the oldest manmade satellite still orbiting more ...

April

CND and peace symbol
Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament march 52 miles to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston more ...

May

Tomb of the Unknowns
Bodies of unidentified soldiers killed during World War II & the Korean War are buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns more ...

June

General de Gaulle
Due to a crisis in the Fourth Republic, Charles de Gaulle is called out of retirement to lead France for 6 months more ...

July

NASA Logo
The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) replaces the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) more ...

August

Madonna
Madonna Louise Ciccone is born. Madonna, will become the best-selling female recording artist of all time more ...

September

Microchips
Jack Kilby demonstrates the first working microchip, it will revolutionize the world of electronics more ...

October

Pope John XXIII
At the age of 77 Pope John XXIII, born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli is elected the 261st pope, succeeding Pope Pius XII more ...

November

An intercontinental ballistic missile
A missile, part of the Atlas program, becomes the first InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) to fly to a full range more ...

December

Che Guevara
Rebel troops under Che Guevara begin invasion of Santa Clara, Cuba. Two days later Batista resigns & flees the country more ...

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1958
Treaty of Rome forms EEC - Busby Babes killed in plane crash - NASA is created - Demonstration of first microchip more ...
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