1955 in the United States

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1955 in the United States
Years: 1952 1953 195419551956 1957 1958

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Events from the year 1955 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

  • April 5 – Richard J. Daley defeats Robert Merrian to become mayor of Chicago by a vote of 708,222 to 581,555.
  • April 12 – Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, having passed large-scale trials earlier in the United States, receives full approval by the FDA.

July–September[edit]

July 18: Disneyland opens to the public

October–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

July–December[edit]

August 2: Wallace Stevens dies
September 30: James Dean killed in auto accident

References[edit]

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

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