December 31, 1952

1952 REVIEW: New York, December – The election campaign and subsequent victory by Dwight Eisenhower as the first Republican president of the United States of America in 20 years was seen as the greatest historical event in 1952 by the United Press (…). The news agency’s list of the year’s major events included the following: 1) Eisenhower’s nomination and election as president; 2) The first successful test of a hydrogen bomb by the USA; 3) The Korean War entered its third year, while talks for a truce were continuing and the enemy’s prisoners were rebelling; 4) (…). 5) Elizabeth II is crowned queen of the United Kingdom; 6) (…). 7) (…), 8) Iran cut off ties with Great Britain because of a dispute over petroleum. 9) (…). 10) King Farouk of Egypt was deposed. CHILDREN’S ENCYCLOPEDIA: Alikiotis Press has just recently published the second and final volume of the Children’s Encyclopedia by Mrs Antigone Metaxa. It is the best and most original work ever published for Greek children. The first volume received enthusiastic reviews. NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC: On New Year’s Day at 11 a.m., Athens’s national radio station will broadcast a recording of a concert by the New York Philharmonic with violin soloist Gino Francescatti, conducted by Mr Dimitris Mitropoulos.

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