1957 Historical Events

San Francisco, 1957
San Francisco and the Peninsula are shaken by the area's largest earthquake since 1906. Though measuring only 5.3 on the Richter scale, quake damage is recorded throughout the Bay Area.

California, 1958
After their move from Brooklyn, the Dodgers play their first game in Los Angeles against the SF Giants, winning the game 6 - 5.

United States, 1957
The President sends Arkansas national guardsmen and regular army troops to Little Rock to help enforce the government's desegregation policy. Six girls and three boys are driven to school every morning in an Army station wagon followed by two jeeps.


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