In 1952 the first geodesic dome house is unveiled by Buckminster Fuller at New York's Museum of Modern Art. In 1954 Atomic Energy Act is passed, giving the Atomic Energy Commission the power to develop standards to protect the environment from radioactive waste. (They're still working on it.) In 1956 riots break out when black high school students try to enroll in Mansfield, Texas, causing Governor Allan Shivers to call out the Texas Rangers.
Born on this date - author [Frankenstein] Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797), actor Raymond Massey (1896), actress Shirley Booth (1898), civil rights leader Roy Wilkins (1901), actor Fred MacMurray (1907), actress Joan Blondell (1909), baseball legend Ted Williams (1918), country singer Kitty Wells (1919), fashion designer Geoffrey Beene (1927) and author/investor Warren Buffett (1930).
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