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Synonyms for 1950s

the decade from 1950 to 1959


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Before the 1950s, large rooms filled with vacuum tubes and wires were used to perform even the simplest mathematical calculations.
The early days of stand-up political comedy is the subject of Gerald Nachman's book, Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s.
In addition, as the illusions of the Rubin world--the belief that global free-market capitalism not only is good in itself (which is true) but also makes geopolitics redundant (which is patently untrue)--slip away, the accession countries will fear a return to the interaction between trade and politics that plagued the 1950s and 1960s.
In the 1950s Americans consumed 113 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in an average year, while in the 1990s, consumption of residential electricity was nearly 9 times as much: 1,005 billion kWh.
When CPR decided to bring in diesel engines and remove steam engines from their fleet in the early 1950s, the freight trains were the first to undergo the change, followed by long-distance passenger trains.
The 1950s are often remembered as tranquil, if not stupefying.
Writing about covert sexuality in 1950s Hollywood invites comparisons to the situation in the showbiz capital today, and, according to Day, "it's still going on in many ways.
Zollner and Wulstein developed tympanoplasty in the 1950s.
Modern jazz dance was "in," hitting every studio like wildfire in the middle 1950s.
Send two 1990s teenagers back into a 1950s sitcom and what do you get?
It looks more like an extended political campaign commercial in which the ideological battles of the 1960s and 1990s are being reenacted in the costumes and vocabularies of a mythical 1950s.
At the end of his admirable little book, Lockman also points out how acute is Lawrence's insight into his colleague, for the disappointed, or resentful, Meinertzhagen did "harness evil" to his perception of "the chariot of good" by fabricating in the late 1950s a series of diary entries, allegedly contemporary with the incidents they relate, about the far more famous Lawrence, then under attack in the wake of Richard Aldington's venomous Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Enquiry (1955).
That trend continued into the late 1950s and early 1960s until aerial fire detection replaced lookout towers altogether.
In terms of growth numbers'gross domestic product, real income and trade--the 1950s and 1960s delivered the best the world economy has seen so far.
The family-friendly restaurant with a nostalgic 1950s retro-feel will open its doors to the community in Spring 2007, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and specializing in Sunday brunch.