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Celebrate The Century: 1950s Answer Sheet


  1. That date was the 42nd anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the war.
  2. Explorer 1 provided evidence that Earth is surrounded by intense bands of radiation. (The Van Allen radiation belts were named after Professor James A. Van Allen, who led a University of Iowa team in developing the instrument packages carried by Explorer 1.)
  3. Only seven new cases of polio were diagnosed in 1974.
  4. Dr. Seuss's first book was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
  5. A 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham sold for $13,074.
  6. a. 6, b. 1, c. 5, d. 2, e. 3
  7. The Camden Drive-In was in Camden, New Jersey.
  8. Richard Petty has won the Daytona 500 seven times.
  9. Fleetwood Mac was inducted in 1998.
  10. Ricky and Fred want to celebrate the anniversary at the prize fights.

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