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The first automatic street lights are installed in New Milford, Connecticut

Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison establish the scientific rationale for SETI

Freeman Dyson proposes the hypothetical Dyson sphere

In 1959:

1959 The Twilight Zone

Pioneering Science Fiction Series.Original series (1959-1964), First revival (1985-1989) and Second revival (2002-2003)

Inventions in 1959

34th President: Dwight D. Eisenhower
January 20th 1953 - January 20th 1961

Photo: CBS/Rod Serling

The average house cost $20,429
Equivalent today: $153,290

The average car cost $2,480
Equivalent today: $18,609

The average wage was $3,856
Equivalent today: $28,934

1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1959 Xerox 914

Cost $29,500 - the first successful commercial plain paper copier.

It had a tendency to catch fire and the Xerox company provided a small fire extinguisher, along with the copier

Photo courtesy of Jason Urban for Printeresting.org

Photo: Morven