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Vladimir Kagan
Mosaic Tile Table on Cube Base
Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat
"Rebel Without a Cause" premieres
Charles and Ray Eames
Lounge Chair And Ottoman
Eisenhower wins 1956 re-election
Elvis Presley captures national attention
Museum of Contemporary Craft
Museum of Contemporary Crafts opens to the public
The Space Race Begins
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac publishes On the Road
First American Craftsmen’s Conference
Peter Voulkos
Vee
U.S. launches Explorer 1 Satellite
Betty Cooke
Neckpiece, c. 1959
Kitchen Debate
Nixon has “Kitchen Debate”
Guggenheim Museum Opens to Public
Public Happening at Reuben Gallery, New York
George Nakashima
Small Table, c. 1960
John F. Kennedy Wins Election
Enovid
The Pill is introduced