Turning 50 in 2011
The Seattle tower, 605 feet tall, was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and became a symbol of the Pacific Northwest city. Construction was completed in December 1961. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
The 44th president of the United States turned 50 on Aug. 4. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
The Anaheim-based baseball team was founded by
The great Outer Beach has been protected since 1961, when
Founded in London in 1961, the nonprofit organization draws attention to human rights abuses around the world. Its symbol, a lighted candle surrounded by barbed wire, was reproduced during a 50-year-celebration church service in London in May. (Ben Stansall / AFP/Getty Images)
The world-famous teething toy originated in France, where chewing on a Sophie has become a rite of passage for babies. It came to the United States in 2000.
How Sophie the giraffe became a status teether (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)