1951

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1948 1949 195019511952 1953 1954
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1951 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1951
MCMLI
Ab urbe condita 2704
Armenian calendar 1400
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Assyrian calendar 6701
Bahá'í calendar 107–108
Bengali calendar 1358
Berber calendar 2901
British Regnal year 15 Geo. 6 – 16 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2495
Burmese calendar 1313
Byzantine calendar 7459–7460
Chinese calendar 庚寅(Metal Tiger)
4647 or 4587
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
4648 or 4588
Coptic calendar 1667–1668
Discordian calendar 3117
Ethiopian calendar 1943–1944
Hebrew calendar 5711–5712
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2007–2008
 - Shaka Samvat 1873–1874
 - Kali Yuga 5052–5053
Holocene calendar 11951
Igbo calendar 951–952
Iranian calendar 1329–1330
Islamic calendar 1370–1371
Japanese calendar Shōwa 26
(昭和26年)
Juche calendar 40
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4284
Minguo calendar ROC 40
民國40年
Thai solar calendar 2494

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade.

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  • A fourth, and final, forest fire starts in the Tillamook Burn; but unlike earlier fires this one only burns 32,700 acres (132 km2), and within an area already affected by the earlier fires.
  • The most complete recording of George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess made until then, a 3-LP Columbia Masterworks Records 129-minute album in mono, is released to great critical acclaim.
  • A research team publishes the Interlingua-English Dictionary.
  • IBM (United Kingdom) is formed.
  • In Munich, Germany, a collection of mementos and personal papers belonging to Adolf Hitler are turned over to Bayerische Landesbank for authentication and eventual sale. Among the documents are his appointment as Chancellor signed by President Paul von Hindenburg, his Austrian passport, as well as an assortment of swastika insignia pins and medals. An initial offer of $200,000.00 is made for the collection.[7]
  • Stockholm, Sweden – An 18-year-old sailor is fined for kissing in public. The court calls his actions “obnoxious behavior repulsive to the public morals.”[7]
  • The United States becomes malaria free (excluding territories and possessions) [8]
  • The first series of the ground breaking radio program The Goon Show, entitled "Crazy People" is broadcast between May and September on BBC Home Service.

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March 31: Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer.

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January 9: United Nations headquarters opens.

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Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian philosopher (d) April 29, 1951

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Shoeless Joe Jackson

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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Groundnuts Plan Modified". The Times (51895) (London). 10 January 1951. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "This Day in Tech History Wired, February 4, 2010". Wired.com. 1951-02-04. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  3. ^ "50th anniversary of the UNIVAC I". CNN. June 14, 2001. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ "1951: Churchill wins general election". BBC News. October 26, 1951. Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Columbia Founds War-Peace Study". The New York Times. 10 December 1951. 
  6. ^ "Key Dates for the Marshall Plan". For European Recovery: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan. Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress. 2005-07-11. Archived from the original on 13 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  7. ^ a b "Year by Year 1951" – History Channel International
  8. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/25/health/scientists-eliminate-malaria/index.html?hpt=hp_c5