1951

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg NYWTS.jpg
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, killed by the US government for spying.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

In 1951 the US government charged Julius and Ethel Rosenberg with spying and sentenced them to death. They were killed by electrocution in 1953. Their children were adopted by high school teacher, poet, songwriter and social activist Abel Meeropol.

Boggs Act

In USA, the Boggs Act set out minimum federal sentences for possession of marijuana, cocaine and opiates.[1] It was signed into law by Harry Truman on November 2, 1951.

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Tuskegee syphilis experiment1932 - 1972
Morgenthau Plan16 September 1944 - 5 May 1955
Operation Paperclip8 May 1945 - 1990
Guatemala syphilis experiment1946 - 1953
Cold War1947 - 1991
Project CHATTER1947 - 1953
Operation Demagnetize1948 - 1980
Project Ulysses1950 - 1968
Korean War25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953
Korean War/Biological warfare1951 - 1952
Project ARTICHOKE20 August 1951 - 13 April 1953
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateType
Clandestine Planning CommitteeGroup.png1951 - PresentSecret
Criminal
International
Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace StudiesGroup.png1951 - Present
The Bow GroupThe Bow Group.png7 February 1951 - PresentThink tank
 

A Group that was Wound Up

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
Office of Policy CoordinationGroup.pngJune 1948 - 1951Intelligence agencyA forerunner of the CIA, "staffed by reckless adventurers"


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