1954

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Events

  • March 1 - Castle Bravo: the United States tests its first lithium deuteride fueled thermonuclear weapon at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
  • March 4 - Todor Zhivkov is named General Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
  • March 13 - The KGB is founded to serve as the secret police of the Soviet Union. Ivan Serov is appointed chairman.
  • March 13 to May 7 - The Battle of Điện Biên Phủ is fought.
  • May 4 to 7 - Alfredo Stroessner seizes control of Paraguay following a successful coup.
  • May 25 - Hồ Chí Minh launches a campaign of land reform in North Vietnam.
  • June 18 to 27 - The CIA installs Carlos Castillo Armas as the military dictator of Guatemala, deposing democratically-elected leader Jacobo Árbenz.
  • August 1 - End of the First Indochina War.
  • September 3 - The Communist Party of China takes control of the the Yijiangshan Islands from Taiwan.
  • November 1 - Beginning of the Algerian War of Independence.
  • November 30 - Daniel François Malan steps down as Prime Minister of South Africa. Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom is appointed as his successor.
  • December 2 - Joseph McCarthy is censured by the United States Senate.
  • Unknown - William Unek commits his first killing spree near Mahagi in the Belgian Congo, killing 21 people with an axe.

Births

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  • November 16 - Jon Garth Murray

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