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CIA tweets 'It was us' on Norway's 1950s UFO sightings

Apparently back in the 1950s there was a spate of UFO sightings in the skies above Norway. Finally, 60 years later, an explanation has been offered by the CIA on Twitter.

Review: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ remains powerful in flawed Toronto production Special

Toronto - A stinging, gripping defence of presumption of innocence, “Twelve Angry Men” hasn’t lost any of its guts after nearly 60 years. It’s a credit to Reginald Rose’s sharp writing that the play overcomes the flaws of Soulpepper’s production.

'Mr. Magoo: The Theatrical Collection' is now available on DVD

How did a myopic, somewhat muddled little old man become one of animation’s most beloved characters? A look at the new four-DVD set "Mr. Magoo: The Theatrical Collection (1949-1959)" may provide the answer.

Pandemic flu risk returns, reminiscent of 1950s strain

The strain of flu that caused a pandemic during the 1950s remains a risk to human populations today, according to a new research report. The virus is said to be residing in bird populations.

Op-Ed: A conservative plea: 'Take us back to the 50's, Mitt! Please?'

It isn't very often we see a single tweet and it inspires a column. Today we celebrate the wisdom of a lady calling herself @JanC60 -- a self-described mother of four, a conservative from Colorado who "was asleep, but no longer."

Man takes 58 years to pay parking ticket

Houston - A man in Texas decided to come forward and offered to pay for a $1 parking ticket he had received back in 1953. He received the citation the day he went off to join the U.S. Army.

Are smartphones bringing us into the future? Special

The 1950's scientists envisioned so much for our future: teleportation, space rockets as cars and houses that can be controlled by one device. Not everything but finally smartphones have helped us get a third of the way there.

Portland, Oregon Celebrates Movie-Like, 50th High School Reunion Special

Fall news of most cities in the United States includes stories about going back to school. Newspapers also write about reunions, virtually institutionalized in America, with none more anticipated than those who are around for their 50th.

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An old bus from the 1950s  now used to ferry passengers around Jersey.
An old bus from the 1950s, now used to ferry passengers around Jersey.
ideas about the resurrection  life after death  salvation  etc. are illustrated by Fred Collins and ...
ideas about the resurrection, life after death, salvation, etc. are illustrated by Fred Collins and other artists in Arthur S. Maxwell's "Bible Story" 10 volume series from the 1950's.
Period dress from the decade of decency and strong community ties.
Period dress from the decade of decency and strong community ties.
1950s financial news
1950s financial news
 Where the Boys Are  stars Dolores Hart  George Hamilton  Paula Prentiss and is the very first movie...
"Where the Boys Are" stars Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Paula Prentiss and is the very first movie for singer Connie Frances.