After having invaded Tibet a year earlier, the People's Republic of China forced the country to sign the seventeen-point 'Agreement on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet', claiming Chinese sovereignty.
August 12, 1951
J.D. Salinger published the adventures of expelled student Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye. The book would be a bestseller and added to high school reading lists across the country.
October 3, 1951
New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth against rival the Brooklyn Dodgers, securing the Giants' spot in the World Series. One of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball, it would be known as 'the shot heard â€˜round the world'
October 15, 1951
Lucille Ball charmed the nation with her ridiculous family comedy show I Love Lucy.