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Timeline of the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Updated: 2017-09-01T01:35Z

The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower began on January 20, 1953 when Dwight D. Eisenhower was inaugurated as President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 1961.




  • May 14 – The Warsaw Pact is formed by the Soviet Union and communist countries in eastern Europe as a military defense organization to counter NATO.






  • January 1 - President Eisenhower spends New Year's Day in Mamie's Cabin at the Augusta National Golf club.[3] United States Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell holds separate meetings with steel chief industry negotiator R. Conrad Cooper and President of the United Steel Workers Union David J. McDonald in an attempt to resolve the steel dispute.[4] The United States Department of Agriculture is announced to have donated 2,000 bales of cotton to both Formosa and offshore islands.[5]
  • January 2 - President Eisenhower spends the day working on his budget and the messages to be conveyed within his State of the Union address.[6]
  • May 6Civil Rights Act of 1960
  • December 1 - The State Department bars aliens living within the US from traveling to communist areas and requires having to obtain permits to reenter the US before leaving for the trip.[7]
  • December 2 - Vice President Nixon and Governor of New York Nelson Rockefeller hold an hour and a half meeting pledging future collaborations.[8] The US officially designates the government of Cuba as communist controlled.[9]
  • December 3 - President Eisenhower directs President-elect Kennedy to be greeted by the military pomp at the beginning of his upcoming White House visit.[10]



  1. ^ "Won't Rush U.S. 'Moons' Plans - White House". Chicago Tribune. October 6, 1957. 
  2. ^ "U.S. May Bare Basis Of Ike's Use of Troops". Chicago Tribune. October 6, 1957. 
  3. ^ "Ike Watches Football on TV; Skips Golf". Chicago Tribune. January 2, 1960. 
  4. ^ "Mitchell's Steel Talks Gain Nothing". Chicago Tribune. January 2, 1960. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Donates Quilt Material to Formosans". Chicago Tribune. January 2, 1960. 
  6. ^ "President Works on Record Peace Time Budget". Chicago Tribune. January 3, 1960. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Bars Aliens From Travel to Some Red Lands". Chicago Tribune. December 2, 1960. 
  8. ^ Edwards, Willard (December 3, 1960). "Rockfeller, Nixon Pledge Co-Operation". Chicago Tribune. 
  9. ^ "Red Controlled Label Applied To Cuba By U.S.". Chicago Tribune. December 3, 1960. 
  10. ^ Edwards, Willard (December 4, 1960). "Pomp To Mark Kennedy Visit". Chicago Tribune. 

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