1955 in the United States

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Events from the year 1955 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

July 18: Disneyland opens to the public
  • July 17
  • July 18
    • The first atomic-generated electrical power is sold commercially, powering Arco, Idaho.
    • Illinois's Governor William Stratton signs the Loyalty Oath Act, that mandates all public employees take a loyalty oath or lose their jobs.
    • The Geneva Summit between the U.S., Soviet Union, United Kingdom and France begins.
  • July 23 – The Geneva Summit ends.

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

December 1: Rosa Parks, with Martin Luther King in 1955

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–June[edit]

January 24: Ira Hayes found dead
March 9: Matthew Henson dies

July–December[edit]

September 30: James Dean killed in auto accident

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 348 U.S. 426 (1955).
  2. ^ "School Bus, Train Wreck Memorial Set For Aug. 21". Chattanoogan.com. 2004-08-18. 

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