1950

Memorial Gymnasium built
1950

1951

Men's and Women's Glee Clubs combined
1951

1952

Fire destroys Renwick Gymnasium
1952

1953

First class in computing

1954

Football team goes undefeated
1954

1955

Wig Distinguished Professorship Awards established

1956

KSPC radio station established
1956

1957

Last issue of Pomona's humor magazine

1958

Pomona enters the age of computers
1958

1959

Wig Hall constructed
1959
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1950

Alger Hiss convicted of perjury

1951

First successful nuclear power plant

1952

First hydrogen bomb

1953

Salk tests polio vaccine

1954

First transistor radio

1955

GM tops $1 billion in earnings

1956

Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel"

1957

Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1

1958

John XXIII becomes 261st pope

1959

Barbie doll appears in stores