World Events

Posted in 1952

  • King George VIKing George VI dies on 6 February. Queen Elizabeth II ascends to the throne and is crowned on 2 June 1953.

"When a sovereign dies, or abdicates, a successor is immediately decided according to rules which were laid down at the end of the seventeenth century."
Extract from the Royal website

  • ANZUS Pact comes into force on 29 April.
  • Greece and Turkey join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
  • First production of the contraceptive pill.