1945- VE Day. Germany surrenders to Allies--World War II in Europe is over.
1951- First Dacron men's suit.
1952- First Mad Magazine.
1956- John Osborne's play "Look Back in Anger" premieres.
1960- Cuba and its new Castro government resumes diplomatic relations with
Soviet Union, catching U.S. off-guard.
1963- premiere of "Doctor No."
1967- Muhammad Ali indicted for refusing induction into U.S. Army.
1970- Beatles release "Let It Be"
1970- Construction workers ("hardhats") break up antiwar rally in Manhattan.
1973- Ten week American Indian Movement occupaton of Wounded Knee ends.