The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1957 · Troops are sent to Central High School
In September 1957, troops were sent to Central High school in Little Rock, Arkansas. The reason was that nine African American children were going to start going to this school and putting the new law of Brown v Board of Education into action. These nine children became known as the Little Rock nine.
English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .