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]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • January 27 – John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 2005.
  • February 24 – Steve Jobs, entrepreneur and inventor (d. 2011)
  • March 2 – Ken Salazar, United States Senator from Colorado from 2005 till 2009.
  • April 8 – Ron Johnson, United States Senator from Wisconsin since 2011.
  • May 10 – Mark David Chapman, murderer
  • July 8 – Lindsey Graham, United States Senator from South Carolina since 2003.
  • July 18 – Nancy Garrido, criminal
  • July 22 – Willem Dafoe, actor
  • September 29 – Joe Donnelly, United States Senator from Indiana since 2013.
  • October 17 – Tyrone Mitchell, American murderer (d. 1984)
  • October 20 – Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator from Rhode Island since 2007.
  • October 30 – Heidi Heitkamp, United States Senator from North Dakota since 2013.
  • November 23 – Mary Landrieu, United States Senator from Louisiana since 1997.
  • November 30
  • December 19 – Rob Portman, United States Senator from Ohio since 2011.
  • December 26 – Evan Bayh, United States Senator from Indiana from 1999 till 2011.

Deaths[edit]

  • April 18 – Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity (born 1879)

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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