50th Anniversaries Everywhere

What was it about March 1957? As at least two prominent 50th anniversary celebrations this month indicate, that month saw a number of notable events in international history. Among them:

Ghana became the first country in colonial Africa to gain independence.

–the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community was signed, the origin of the present day European Union. (Stay tuned for a WPR piece marking the anniversary.)

–Egypt re-opened the Suez Canal in the wake of the 1956 Suez Crisis.

–Congress approved the Eisenhower Doctrine.

Osama Bin Laden was born (scroll down to the last item).

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