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  1. Eisenhower's Birthday Party

Chronology

DateEvent
January 01, 1953Hershey celebrates the town's 50th Anniversary. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1953.]
January 01, 1953The town celebrates its 50th anniversary with the U.S. Navy Band appearing at the Hershey Park Bandstand. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1953.]
January 01, 1953Clement W. "Clem" Miller serves as motorman on the miniature railway. He serves between 1953 and 1959. Mr. Miller had formerly worked for Hershey Transit Company's trolley line. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1953.]
January 01, 1953Mountain View Bible Church builds the basement of its future church. Worship is held there funds are raised to complete the full structure in 1966. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1953.]
January 23, 1953The first meeting of the March of Dimes Scientific Consultants to plan the first national vaccination program for the Salk Polio Vaccine is held for 2 days in Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
January 23, 1953Business and Professional Women's Club is chartered.
March 01, 1953Hershey Skating Club hosts the National Figure Skating Competition. The competition is held in the Hershey Sports Arena. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in March 1953.]
April 20, 1953Strike at Hershey Chocolate factory. Plant operates throughout the strike period which ends May 18, 1953.
May 30, 1953As part of the towns 50th Anniversary celebration, Guy Lombardo appears in the Hershey Park Ballroom.
June 04, 1953

Hershey holds the first Rose Queen competition. The winner is Renee Silverman, Midland High School . The competition is held in the Hershey Arena.

August 16, 1953The Allentown Band introduces "The Chocolate King March," in a Hershey Park Ballroom performance. It is composed by Albertus L. Meyers, a former member of John Philip Sousa's band. It is dedicated to M.S. Hershey.
October 01, 1953First issue of Hershey News. Supported by Hershey Chocolate Corporation.
October 13, 1953Birthday Party for President Dwight Eisenhower is held in the Arena. Party sponsored by the National Republican Party.
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