HIST 1302 – Final Exam ProjectIn 1989, Billy Joel released his hit Grammy-nominated single, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”; a song which, byJoel’s own admission, was inspired by Sean Lennon’s (John Lennon’s son) ignorance of the recent past. This song’s lyrics are comprised a mostly chronological list of important people and events from 1949 to 1989 (40 years). It covers everything from politics, world events to even pop culture with each stanza covering roughly one year.This project tasks you with researching and writing a short statement about the terms in three (3)of the following listed years. Keep in mind that each listed year has a mix of people, places, events, films and songs.Each statement should be a couple of sentences long and should explain what the term is, and why it is important. "We didn't Start the Fire"eventsLyrics by Billy Joel1949Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio1950Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television, North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe1951Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom, Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye"1952Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new Queen, Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye1953Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev, Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc1954Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, DacronDien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock"
1955Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team, Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, ElvisPresley, Disneyland1956Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, KhrushchevPrincess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez1957Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac, Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge on the River Kwai1958Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball, Starkweather homicide, children of thalidomide1959Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, space monkey, Mafia, Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go1960U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy, Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo1961Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land", Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion1962"Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania, Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson1963
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