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  • England
    Wednesday Jan 23, 1952

    Alan Turing

    Turing's House was Burgled

    England
    Wednesday Jan 23, 1952

    On 23 January, Turing's house was burgled. Murray told Turing that he and the burglar were acquainted, and Turing reported the crime to the police. During the investigation, he acknowledged a sexual relationship with Murray. Homosexual acts were criminal offences in the United Kingdom at that time, and both men were charged with "gross indecency" under Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    Edward VIII

    Edward attended George's funeral in 1952

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    The royal family never fully accepted the Duchess. Queen Mary refused to receive her formally. However, Edward sometimes met his mother and his brother, George VI; he attended George's funeral in 1952. King George died 6 February 1952.




  • Jamaica
    Sunday Feb 17, 1952

    James Bond

    First James Bond novel

    Jamaica
    Sunday Feb 17, 1952

    Whilst serving in the Naval Intelligence Division, Fleming had planned to become an author and had told a friend, "I am going to write the spy story to end all spy stories." On 17 February 1952, he began writing his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica, where he wrote all his Bond novels during the months of January and February each year.




  • Hòa Bình, Vietnam
    Friday Feb 22, 1952

    First Indochina War

    The Việt Minh launched attacks on Hòa Bình

    Hòa Bình, Vietnam
    Friday Feb 22, 1952

    The Việt Minh launched attacks on Hòa Bình, forcing the French to withdraw back to their main positions on the De Lattre line by February 22, 1952.




  • China
    Sunday Feb 24, 1952

    Korean War

    The Military Commission discussed the PVA's logistical problems

    China
    Sunday Feb 24, 1952

    On 24 February 1952, the Military Commission, presided over by Zhou, discussed the PVA's logistical problems with members of various government agencies involved in the war effort.




  • North Korea
    Monday Feb 25, 1952

    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong's regular Commission was terminated

    North Korea
    Monday Feb 25, 1952

    Armstrong's regular commission was terminated on February 25, 1952, and he became an ensign in the United States Navy Reserve. On completion of his combat tour with Essex, he was assigned to a transport squadron, VR-32, in May 1952.




  • England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Alan Turing

    Holding Initial Committal Proceedings for the trial

    England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Initial committal proceedings for the trial were held on 27 February during which Turing's solicitor "reserved his defence", i.e., did not argue or provide evidence against the allegations.


  • San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 4, 1952

    Ronald Reagan

    Second Marriage

    San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 4, 1952

    Reagan and Nancy Davis were engaged at Chasen's restaurant in Los Angeles and were married on March 4, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in the Valley (North Hollywood, now Studio City) San Fernando Valley.


  • Hill Eerie (near Chorwon), North Korea
    Friday Mar 21, 1952

    Korean War

    The Battle of Hill Eerie

    Hill Eerie (near Chorwon), North Korea
    Friday Mar 21, 1952

    The Battle of Hill Eerie refers to several Korean War engagements between the United Nations Command (UN) forces and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) in 1952 at Hill Eerie, a military outpost about 10 miles (16 km) west of Ch'orwon. It was taken several times by both sides; each sabotaging the others' position.


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Monday Mar 24, 1952

    NATO Establishment

    Establishing The post of Secretary General of NATO

    Brussels, Belgium
    Monday Mar 24, 1952

    In 1952 the post of Secretary General of NATO was established as the organization's chief civilian. That year also saw the first major NATO maritime exercises, Exercise Mainbrace and the accession of Greece and Turkey to the organization.


  • England
    Monday Mar 31, 1952

    Alan Turing

    The Trial

    England
    Monday Mar 31, 1952

    Turing was later convinced by the advice of his brother and his own solicitor, and he entered a plea of guilty. The case, Regina v. Turing and Murray, was brought to trial on 31 March 1952. Turing was convicted and given a choice between imprisonment and probation. His probation would be conditional on his agreement to undergo hormonal physical changes designed to reduce libido. He accepted the option of injections of what was then called stilboestrol (now known as diethylstilbestrol or DES), a synthetic oestrogen; this feminization of his body was continued for the course of one year.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 7, 1952

    Computer

    The First public description of an integrated Circuit

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 7, 1952

    The next great advance in computing power came with the advent of the integrated circuit. The idea of the integrated circuit was first conceived by a radar scientist working for the Royal Radar Establishment of the Ministry of Defence, Geoffrey W.A. Dummer. Dummer presented the first public description of an integrated circuit at the Symposium on Progress in Quality Electronic Components in Washington, D.C. on 7 May 1952.


  • Durban, South Africa
    Sunday Jun 22, 1952

    Nelson Mandela

    The campaign protests

    Durban, South Africa
    Sunday Jun 22, 1952

    At Durban rally on 22 June, Mandela addressed an assembled crowd of 10,000, initiating the campaign protests, for which he was arrested and briefly interned in Marshall Square prison.


  • South Korea
    Thursday Jun 26, 1952

    Korean War

    The Battle of Old Baldy

    South Korea
    Thursday Jun 26, 1952

    The Battle of Old Baldy refers to a series of five engagements for Hill 266 in west-central Korea. They occurred over a period of 10 months in 1952–1953, though there was also vicious fighting both before and after these engagements. UN victory in 1952 action Chinese victory in 1953 action


  • Batu Kitang, Malaysia
    Tuesday Aug 5, 1952

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    First known Sarawak Communist Organisation operation

    Batu Kitang, Malaysia
    Tuesday Aug 5, 1952

    First known Sarawak Communist Organisation operation was an assault on the Batu Kitang bazaar on 5 August 1952.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 23, 1952

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil was released from active Duty

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 23, 1952

    Neil was released from active duty on August 23, 1952, but remained in the reserves.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 17, 1952

    Frank Sinatra

    Sinatra's last studio recording for Columbia

    U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 17, 1952

    Sinatra's last studio recording for Columbia, "Why Try To Change Me Now", was recorded in New York on September 17, 1952, with orchestra arranged and conducted by Percy Faith.


  • El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, California, U.S
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1952

    Richard Nixon

    The Checkers Speech

    El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, California, U.S
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1952

    In mid-September, the Republican ticket faced a major crisis. The media reported that Nixon had a political fund, maintained by his backers, which reimbursed him for political expenses. Such a fund was not illegal but it exposed Nixon to allegations of possible conflict of interest. With pressure building for Eisenhower to demand Nixon's resignation from the ticket the senator went on television to deliver an address to the nation on September 23, 1952. The address, later termed the Checkers speech, was heard by about 60 million Americans—including the largest television audience up to that point. Nixon emotionally defended himself, stating that the fund was not secret, nor had donors received special favors. He painted himself as a man of modest means (his wife had no mink coat; instead she wore a "respectable Republican cloth coat") and a patriot. The speech would be remembered for the gift which Nixon had received, but which he would not give back: "a little cocker spaniel dog … sent all the way from Texas. And our little girl—Tricia, the 6-year-old—named it Checkers." The speech prompted a huge public outpouring of support for Nixon.


  • Nà Sản, Sơn La Province, Vietnam
    Thursday Oct 2, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Battle of Nà Sản

    Nà Sản, Sơn La Province, Vietnam
    Thursday Oct 2, 1952

    In the Battle of Nà Sản, starting on October 2, French commanders began using "hedgehog" tactics, consisting in setting up well-defended outposts to get the Việt Minh out of the jungle and force them to fight conventional battles instead of using guerrilla tactics.


  • Northwest of Cheorwon, South Korea
    Monday Oct 6, 1952

    Korean War

    The Battle of White Horse

    Northwest of Cheorwon, South Korea
    Monday Oct 6, 1952

    The Battle of White Horse, was a battle during the Korean War hill in the Iron Triangle, formed by Pyonggang at its peak and Gimhwa-eup and Cheorwon-eup at its base, a strategic transportation route in the central region of the Korean peninsula.


  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 7, 1952

    Vladimir Putin

    Birth

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Tuesday Oct 7, 1952

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born on 7 October 1952 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg).


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 13, 1952

    Audrey Hepburn

    A tour

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 13, 1952

    Audrey went on tour which began 13 October 1952 in Pittsburgh and visited Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, D. C., and Los Angeles, before closing on 16 May 1953 in San Francisco.


  • North of Gimhwa-eup, Chorwon County, North Korea
    Tuesday Oct 14, 1952

    Korean War

    The Battle of Triangle Hill

    North of Gimhwa-eup, Chorwon County, North Korea
    Tuesday Oct 14, 1952

    The Battle of Triangle Hill, also known as Operation Showdown or the Shangganling Campaign, was a protracted military engagement during the Korean War. The main combatants were two United Nations (UN) infantry divisions, with additional support from the United States Air Force, against elements of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) 15th and 12th Corps. The battle was part of UN attempts to gain control of "The Iron Triangle", and took place from 14 October to 25 November 1952.


  • Nghĩa Lộ, Vietnam
    Friday Oct 17, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Giáp launched attacks against the French garrisons along Nghĩa Lộ

    Nghĩa Lộ, Vietnam
    Friday Oct 17, 1952

    On October 17, 1952, Giáp launched attacks against the French garrisons along Nghĩa Lộ, northwest of Hanoi, and overran much of the Black River valley, except for the airfield of Nà Sản where a strong French garrison entrenched.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 29, 1952

    Korean War

    New U.S. President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 29, 1952

    In 1952, the US elected a new president, and on 29 November 1952, the president-elect, Dwight D. Eisenhower, went to Korea to learn what might end the Korean War.


  • Vietnam
    Wednesday Oct 29, 1952

    First Indochina War

    The largest operation in Indochina

    Vietnam
    Wednesday Oct 29, 1952

    On October 29, 1952, in the largest operation in Indochina to date, 30,000 French Union soldiers moved out from the De Lattre line to attack the Việt Minh supply dumps at Phú Yên.


  • Phú Thọ, Vietnam
    Wednesday Nov 5, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Salan took Phú Thọ

    Phú Thọ, Vietnam
    Wednesday Nov 5, 1952

    Salan took Phú Thọ on November 5.


  • Phu Doan, Vietnam
    Sunday Nov 9, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Salan Took Phu Doan

    Phu Doan, Vietnam
    Sunday Nov 9, 1952

    Salan took Phu Doan on November 9 by a parachute drop.


  • Phú Yên, Vietnam
    Thursday Nov 13, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Salan took Phú Yên

    Phú Yên, Vietnam
    Thursday Nov 13, 1952

    Salan took Phú Yên on November 13.


  • Vietnam
    Friday Nov 14, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Salan Correctly Guessed what The Việt Minh Were up To

    Vietnam
    Friday Nov 14, 1952

    Salan correctly guessed what the Việt Minh were up to and cancelled the operation on November 14, beginning to withdraw back to the De Lattre Line.


  • Chan Muong, Vietnam
    Monday Nov 17, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Việt Minh ambushed the French column

    Chan Muong, Vietnam
    Monday Nov 17, 1952

    The only major fighting during the operation came during the withdrawal, when the Việt Minh ambushed the French column at Chan Muong on November 17.


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