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The first color television sets go on sale for about $1,175

New York adopts three color traffic lights

Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel,
Casino Royale

RCA Perfects a system for broadcasting color television

In 1953:

1953 The structure of DNA

Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish their description of the double helix structure of Deoxyribonucleic acid in the paper Molecular structure of Nucleic Acids

Inventions in 1953

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

Photo: Arpingstone

The average house cost $19,368
Equivalent today: $158,422

The average car cost $1,700
Equivalent today: $13,905

The average wage was $3,139
Equivalent today: $25,676

BMW Isetta

1953 TV Dinner

The term TV dinner is a
genericized trademark
originally used for a brand of
packaged meal developed in 1953
for C.A. Swanson & Sons (The name
in full was TV Brand Frozen Dinner)

Photo: brian0918

Photo: Smile Lee