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Hank Aaron - Changing Times

 
 
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By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Hank Aaron - Changing Times Marker
Inscription.  
Hank Aaron is born February 5th, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama

1952
Hank Aaron
Joins the Negro Leagues as shortstop for the Indianapolis Clowns. Later that year, he signs with the Boston Braves for $350/month and reports to the Braves minor league team in Eau Claire, WI.
Civil Rights
Cesar Chavez begins organizing migrant workers for better working conditions. The group will become the United Farm Workers of America.
National
The McCarran-Walter Immigration and Naturalization Act ends the 1924 ban on Asian immigration
Arts & Entertainment
Waukesha native Les Paul and Gibson Guitars introduce the "Les Paul" electric guitar
Hank Williams releases "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive"
Ernest Hemingway writes "The Old Man and the Sea"
Milwaukee
Ground is broken for the first freeway, Stadium South (now Miller Park Way)

1954
Hank Aaron
Plays against Jackie Robinson in an exhibition game in Mobile, AL. He is moved up to the Major Leagues as an outfielder after Bobby Thompson breaks his ankle in spring training.

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By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Hank Aaron - Changing Times Marker
On April 23rd, he hits his first Major League home run as a Milwaukee Braves player.
Civil Rights
Supreme Court unanimously rules in Brown vs. Board of Education that school segregation is unconstitutional
Sports
Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile
Babe Didrikson Zaharias is named Top Woman Athlete for the 6th time
Science & Technology
Solar Cell is invented
First kidney transplant
Dr. Jonas Salk starts inoculating children against polio
Non-stick pan invented

1956
Hank Aaron
Wins National League batting title, 200 hits, 26 home runs, avg .328
Milwaukee
Vel Phillips is elected the city's first Black and first female alderperson. She remains the only Black Common Council member for the next 12 years.
Civil Rights
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. emerges as leader for desegregation
Arts & Entertainment
Elvis Presley releases "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog," and "Don't Be Cruel"
Science & Technology
WNBQ Chicago becomes the first TV station to broadcast its entire local programming in color

1957
Hank Aaron
The Milwaukee Braves win the National League pennant with Aaron's 11th inning home run and go on to defeat the New York Yankees four games to three to win the World Series.
Hank Aaron

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is awarded the National League's Most Valuable Player (MVP)
Civil Rights
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. becomes the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
President Eisenhower sends federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce school desegregation
Science & Technology
FORTRAN computer language developed
The Space Age begins as the Soviet Union launches its first satellite, Sputnik
Arts & Entertainment
Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" debuts on Broadway
Dr. Seuss publishes "The Cat in the Hat"
Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Art Museum moves into the newly dedicated War Memorial Center
Sports
Green Bay City Stadium (renamed Lambeau field in 1965) is dedicated
Jackie Robinson, first Black to play in the Major Leagues, retires after 10 years with Brooklyn Dodgers, helping them win ten pennants and one World Series
 
Location. 43° 1.707′ N, 87° 57.952′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. The marker is in the eastern parking lot of Miller Park. The marker is at the western end of the parking lot between the parking lot and the Hank Aaron State Trail/Menomonee River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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Hank Aaron State Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Hank Aaron (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1965 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donald Eugene Conley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andy Pafko (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bob Uecker (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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