1954
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. KS;
Supreme Court rules the doctrine of
"separate but equal" unconstitutional
Dien Bien Phu--French Army loses to the
Vietminh, which leads to the Geneva
Accords--a peace treaty which divided
Vietnam into North (Ho Chi Minh) and South
(Ngo Dinh Diem) at the 17th Parallel;
elections were to be held in 1956 (but
weren't)