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The last German WW2 POWs weren’t released from the Soviet Union until 1956.
“In God We Trust” was declared the U.S.national motto in 1956. It first appeared in 1861 because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War.
One-armed tennis player Hans Redl played at Wimbledon from 1947 to 1956. He served by tossing the ball up with his racket.
The world record for a one-minute rainfall happened in Maryland in 1956, 1.23 inches of rain fell in Unionville.
In 1956, a scientist imported African honeybees to South America. Some of them escaped and bred with European honeybees in the wild, giving rise to a hybrid species: killer bees.
In 1956, the U.S. exploded atomic bombs near a few beers to see if they are safe to drink. They are indeed.
Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, took just 41 months to build, from 1956 to 1960.