5 Important Fifties Events Nobody Noticed in the Fifties

Some of the most important events can slip past us because we don't know how important they are until much later. You know about Sputnik, Elvis, and Rosa Parks, but did you know that The Pill was developed in the '50s?
You probably think that – along with Twister and concept albums – the oral contraceptive pill was one of the great inventions of the swinging sixties. In fact, it was a product of the more famously staid and conservative fifties. Developed by a team of biologists led by Gregory Pincus, it was first tested in Puerto Rico April 1956. The Food and Drug Administration did not approve the marketing of the pill until 1960, just in time for it to be a symbol of sixties freedom.

Read about four other events that also turned out to be very newsworthy ...much later. Link

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The article states: ''The true reason may have been...''.

Sooo, the United Fruit coup theory is a ''may have been'' and somehow merits being believed over the ''Soviet bloc'' reason, huh?

Why? If it's mere speculation, it doesn't deserve to be presented as more factual, surely.

As for the pill eliminating unwanted pregnancies... The pill IS widely available to girls and women as are condoms to boys and men. What is not readily available is parents who show their children and teach their children to be responsible people.
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And half a century later we're still having the abortion debate. If this wonderful invention were free and easily-available without stigma there would be no unwanted pregnancies.
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