June 16, 1958 – Leader of Hungarian uprising executed

June 16, 1958 – Leader of Hungarian uprising executed

Imre Nagy, a former Hungarian premier and symbol of the nation’s 1956 uprising against Soviet rule, is hanged for treason by his country’s communist authorities.

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December 23, 1958 – De Gaulle elected

December 23, 1958 – De Gaulle elected

Three months after a new French constitution was approved, Charles de Gaulle is elected the first president of the Fifth Republic by a sweeping majority of French voters.

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