A U.S. Air Force transport airplane crashes in Alvarado California, United States, killing 30 Air Force personnel and 5 civilians. Parts of the wrecked aircraft on a field. Badly damaged aircraft. The aircraft crashed just before landing. A man looks at the wreckage.
A female Air Force service member walks up to a IBM Card Sorter with a stack of punch cards. She loads the card sorting machine and presses the start button. Early computing punch cards fall into various slots. She transcribes information from these cards and hands forms to officer at a desk. Sergeant sitting at desk, talks to an Airman. View of U.S. Capitol building and Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Tourists look at Lincoln statue in LIncoln Memorial. View of National Mall and reflecting pool. Man takes picture of woman with Washington Monument in the background. View of the Jefferson Memorial, and then across the river in Arlington Virginia, a view of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Airman stands in front of church. Close up views of 1953 license plates on cars from various states including California, Wyoming, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee, and the Canal Zone. View of various embassy buildings in Washington DC. View of the White House. Large crowd of visitors walk down the North entrance drive in front of the White House. U.S. military servicemen riding in a bus. Bus stops at drop off area in front of Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, in Alexandria, Virginia. Sign board reads "Mount Vernon Home of George Washington." Service members touring on grounds of Mount Vernon, and exterior views of front of main house at Mount Vernon, with service members seated on chair on porch, and looking out at the scenic Potomac River from the porch. View of information center building at Bolling Air Force Base, and a woman inside giving information on sight-seeing to service members. Military service members standing outside the entrance at the base of the Washington Monument. Wide view of Supreme Court building. Another sign board reads "National Zoological Park" in front of the National Zoo. Tourists view a giraffe inside the Washington Zoo. 1950s car drives through shallow water cascading over road in Rock Creek Parkway area. Elevated view of a parade in Washington DC as military units pass in review.
A football match between the Notre Dame University and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. A large crowd gathers at a stadium to watch the match. The match in progress. The crowd cheers and applauds. The Notre Dame University team wins the match 48-14.
California's Governor Earl Warren appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in the United States. United States President Dwight Eisenhower appoints California's Governor Earl Warren as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Earl Warren walks along with Californians to occupy the nation's top judicial post. He smiles. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren presides over history making decision by the highest tribunal for many months.
Scenes from General Motor's Motorama event in New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, in 1953. A couple stands next to a 1953 Pontiac Parisienne concept car displayed at GM's Motorama event. It was designed by GM's Harley Earl and team. The couple gets into the car as the man handles the steering. In the next scene, a young woman sitting in Oldsmobile Starfire is joined by another young woman. (Note: The Pontiac Parisienne is now part of the Bortz auto collection.)
Celebrations in Havana, Cuba as Cuban rebels led by Fidel Castro take over the city. Citizens marching in the streets carrying 26th of July banners (date in 1953 the coup began). Jubilant throngs of people. Newspaper man selling papers with large headline "Se Fue Batista" indicating that Batista has fled the country. Crowds smashing gambling machines in the streets. Hoards of students streaming from the University of Havana joining the celebrations. U.S. tourists leaving a hotel with packed luggage and taking refuge at the U.S. Embassy (being taken there in U.S. Military cars), and then leaving Havana on airplanes to return to the USA. Rebel fighters with beards entering the city. Views of Fidel Castro, a number of his lieutenants, and rebel fighters somewhere in the mountains. The Cuban flag flying.