1950-1959 (Asian/Pacific Islander)
1951-1952
Congress Party

Congress Party wins first general elections under leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru.

1952
Alien Land Laws Deemed Unconstitutional

California Supreme Court finds the 1913 and 1920 Alien Land Laws unconstitutional as discriminatory to a particular group of people.

1952
Immigration and Nationality Act

The Immigration and Nationality Act ends total ban of Chinese immigrants but upholds national origins quotas.

1952
McCarran-Walter Act

Clause in the McCarran-Walter Act grants the right of naturalization and small immigration quota to Japanese.

1952
Allied Occupation of Japan Ends

The Treaty of San Francisco goes into effect; Japan regains sovereignty but loses many pre-WWII possessions including Korea, Taiwan, and Sakhalin.

1953
Sharp Model T V3-14T

The Sharp Model T V3-14T became Japan's first commercially produced television.

1954
First National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China

The First National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, held in Peking, the capital, adopted the Constitution of the People's Republic of China.

1956
Alien Land Laws

California repeals its alien land laws.

1957
Dalip Singh Saund

Dalip Singh Saund, a South Asian- American is the first Asian American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

1957
Hiram Fong

Hiram Fong is the first Asian American elected to the U.S. Senate.

1958
Brojen Das

Brojen Das is the first Bengali to swim across the English Channel.