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What Things Cost in 1952:
Car: $1,850
Gasoline: 27 cents/gal
House: $17,000
Bread: 16 cents/loaf
Milk: 96 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 292
Average Annual Salary: $4,500
Minimum Wage: 75 cents per hour

                               
                   

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1952 Ford Police Car


  • JANUARY:  Today Show begins with Dave Garroway

  • APRIL: I Love Lucy is watched by 10.6 million homes, setting a new record

  • APRIL 14th: UHF Channels (14 through 83) approved by FCC
     

  •  JULY 7-14th:  First International Television Hookup!

    Read about the details of this unprecedented event, which linked the different television standards (819-441-405 scanning lines) of France, Belgium and Great Britain.  (courtesy of John Hauser)

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  • NOVEMBER:  Experimental transistorized television demonstrated by RCA


                           
                   

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