History of Science Journalism

1945-1970: Wall 1

1945-1970: Wall 1

This is what may be found on the back wall.

The brick wall contains three large windows. Click the on windows to view a musical slideshow presenting 17 major events that marked the period between 1945 and 1970.

Following is the list of events displayed in the musical slideshow

1945-1970
Breaking News during This Era

1945
Birth of the United Nations.

1946
Presentation of ENIAC, the first computer.

1946
Louis R?ard creates the bikini. The trademark name is a reminder of the first nuclear tests by the Americans on the Bikini atoll in the Pacific.

1947
October 14th, American fighter pilot Charles Yeager breaks the mythical sound barrier flying the experimental Bell X 1 aircraft.

1947
Three American engineers working for Bell laboratories (John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Schockley) present their new invention: the transistor.

1948
Assassination of Gandhi.

1948
On the same day the British Mandate of Palestine ends, President Cha?m Weizmann proclaims the State of Israel.

1948
Sales of the first Polaroid camera.

1949
RCA introduces the 45-rpm record with eight minutes of playing time on each side.

1953
Discovery of DNA.

1954
Birth of rock and roll with the recording of Rock around the clock by singer Bill Haley.

1955
Opening of the first McDonald's by Ray Kroc.

1955
The first microwave oven arrives on the American market.

1957
October 4th, launching of the Sputnik.

1960
Birth-control pills are offered for sale in the United States.

1961
April 12th, Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to travel in space.

1961
August 12th, beginning of the construction of the Berlin Wall.

1962
February 20th, John Glenn is the first American in orbit.

1964
December 15th, Liberal Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson proposes the adoption of a flag with a single maple leaf, referred to as the unifoliate flag, for Canada.

1968
Invention of the computer mouse by Doug Engelbart.

1969
February 9th, first flight of a 747.

1969
April 4th, first transplant of an artificial heart by Dr. Denton Cooley.

1969
July 21st, astronaut Neil Armstrong, participating in the Apollo 11 space mission, leaves the Eagle lunar module and takes Man's first steps on the Moon.

Source: http://www.linternaute.com

Following is a list of objects:

Image Description
Garbage pail

Garbage pail

Photo of a garbage pail Materials: metal, iron, paint. Dimensions: 36.5 cm x 35 cm

Year: Around 1950
NAC: 83-1650

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Radio-teletype

Radio-teletype

Photo of a radio-teletype

Year: 20th Century
NAC: 2001-664

Collection of Musée de la civilisation