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Winter Thrilling Wonder Stories ceases publication
April 8-10 (Easter) Cytricon
June Planet Stories ceases publication
September 2-5 (Labor Day) Clevention (Worldcon)
November 12 The Hyborian Legion founded
late The Cult founded
Westbound Ken Bulmer TAFF trip
Term "Artificial Intelligence" coined by American computer scientist John McCarthy
First SECon held
Cheltenham Circle organized

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1954 | 1955 | 1956