atomic bombs dropped on
developed by Bell Labs as the first alternative to the vacuum tube
Wiesner with Dr. Y.W. Lee invents
, a device used to decrease radar and radio noise
test an atomic bomb
invades South Korea
UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer, is delivered to the U.S. Bureau of the Census
Merleau-Ponty, "Phenomenologie de la Perception"
Schrodinger, "What Is Life"
begins in the U.S.
television viewing in the U.S. surpasses radio listening in daily hours per household
radio audience enters decade-long decline to half its size by decade's end
long decline in movie attendance begins