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  Timeline: 1954  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1954 Milan-San Remo Rik van Steenbergen (Bel) 282 km
April 4, 1954 Tour of Flanders Raymond Imanis (Bel) 255 km
April 11, 1954 Paris-Roubaix Raymond Imanis (Bel) 246 km
May 9, 1954 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Marcel Ernzer (Lux) 236 km
May 21-June 13, 1954 Giro d'Italia Carlo Clerici (Sui) 22 Stages, 4,337 km
July8-Aug 1, 1954 Tour de France Louison Bobet (Fra) 23 Stages, 4,865 km
Not Held Vuelta a Espana x x
August 21, 1954 World Championships Louison Bobet (Fra) Sollingen, Germany 240 km
October 31, 1954 Giro di Lombardia Fausto Coppi (Ita) Milan-Milan, 222 km

•  Track & Field - The Mile Barrier : England's premier miler, Roger Bannister became the first runner to run a mile in under 4 minutes (3:59.4).

•  Track & Field - English woman Diane Leather became the first woman runner to run a mile in under 5 minutes in Birmingham, England.

•  January 21 - USS Nautilus, the first nuclear powered submarine was launched in Groton, Connecticut.

•  Indochina - The battle of Dien Bien Phu lasted almost three months and was the final encounter between Viet Mihn and French forces. The battle ended the French involvement in the Indochina War.

•  USA - The Supreme Court handed down decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education, ending segregation in schools.

•  Rock & Roll - Bill Haley & His Comets recorded teh classic song "Rock Around the Clock". The Hit Song set off the Rock & Roll craze.

Notable Deaths -
George Kelly Barnes, 1895 - 1954
, better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster during the ‘prohibition era’ in the USA, died at the age of 59. Machine Gun Kelly died in prison after 21 years on Alcatraz (prison) Island.



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