1953 - Events - April

April

  • April 7 – Dag Hammarskjöld is elected United Nations Secretary General.
  • April 8 – Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years in prison for the alleged organization of the Mau Mau Rebellion.
  • April 10 – Melbourne Knights is founded as Croatia SC in Melbourne.
  • April 13
    • Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale in the United Kingdom.
    • The German football team SG Dynamo Dresden is founded.
  • April 16
    • President Eisenhower delivers his "Chance for Peace" speech to the National Association of Newspaper Editors.
    • A four-story building in Chicago belonging to the Habar Corporation catches fire, killing 35 employees.
  • April 17 – Mickey Mantle hits a 565 foot (172 m) home run at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C. Mantle's home run is believed to be the longest home run in baseball history by many historians.
  • April 25 – Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid", their description of the double helix structure of DNA.

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