Compare & Contrast 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Helene Hanff
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1950s: Winston Churchill's Conservative Party is re-elected in the general election in England, signaling an end to the Labor government.

Today: In power since 1997, the Labor government of Prime Minister Tony Blair is reelected in June 2001.

1950s: Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitches a no-hit, no-run game for the first time in World Series history, against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Today: In 2000 the New York Yankees and the New York Mets play each other in the first World Series between two New York teams since 1956.

1950s: President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack in September 1955, opening up the possibility for Democrats to recapture the presidency.

Today: Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore loses the 2000 presidential election to George

W. Bush in one of the most closely contested elections in the history of the United States.

1950s: The Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) is the first company authorized by the...

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