1956

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July 1, 2022

1956 was a leap year.

Events

January

February

February 25 - At the end of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the USSR, Nikita Khrushchev read a Secret Paper, in which he presented the consequences of Stalin's rule and the cult of personality.

March

April

April 7 - Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.

May

May 20 - Americans carry out the first explosion of a hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over the Pacific island of Bikini.

Jun

June 13 - The last British troops leave the base near the Suez Canal, which was ruled by Great Britain for 74 years. June 23 - Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser is elected President of Egypt. June 28-30. June - Poznan June

Jul

July 1 - The first experimental TV broadcast was broadcast in Belgrade. July 19 - The leaders of Yugoslavia, India and Egypt - Josip Broz Tito, Jawaharlal Nehru and Gamal Abdel Nasser - sign the Brioni Declaration on a Common Anti-Bloc Policy, marking the beginning of the Non-Aligned Movement. July 26 - Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal, which was controlled by an Anglo-French company.

August

September

October

October 23 - An anti-communist uprising begins in Hungary with street demonstrations. October 29 - The Suez Crisis begins with an Israeli army attack on the Sinai Peninsula.

November

November 4 - Soviet troops occupy Budapest during the suppression of the uprising in Hungary, and Janos Kadar is appointed the new prime minister. November 7 - The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution ordering Britain, France and Israel to withdraw troops from Egypt. November 5 - British paratroopers land on Port Said during the British-French-Israeli aggression on Egypt. November 10 - Soviet troops end anti-communist uprising in Hungary.

December

December 2 - Fidel Castro disembarks in Cuba with a small group of revolutionaries and begins a struggle that ends with the overthrow of Batista's regime.

Date unknown

Wikipedia: Unknown date - A big chess tournament "Alekhine Memorial Tournament" was held in Moscow, Soviet Union, and the winners were Mikhail Botvinik and Vasily Smislov.

Births

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