July 1955

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The following events occurred in July 1955:

July 1, 1955 (Friday)

July 2, 1955 (Saturday)

July 3, 1955 (Sunday)

July 4, 1955 (Monday)

July 5, 1955 (Tuesday)

July 6, 1955 (Wednesday)

July 7, 1955 (Thursday)

July 8, 1955 (Friday)

July 9, 1955 (Saturday)

July 10, 1955 (Sunday)

Jorge Luis Borges is appointed Director of the National Library of the Argentine Republic.

July 11, 1955 (Monday)

July 12, 1955 (Tuesday)

July 13, 1955 (Wednesday)

  • British cargo ship Geologist collides with Liberian-registered SS Sun Princess and sinks with the loss of twenty of her 42 crew.[9]
  • Died: Ruth Ellis, 28, Welsh nightclub hostess, hanged for murder in London, becoming the last woman ever to be executed in the United Kingdom; Stanley Price, 62, US film and television actor

July 14, 1955 (Thursday)

July 15, 1955 (Friday)

July 16, 1955 (Saturday)

July 17, 1955 (Sunday)

  • The American Broadcasting Company broadcasts a sneak preview of Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

July 18, 1955 (Monday)

  • Disneyland opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
  • The first nuclear-generated electrical power is sold commercially, partially powering the town of Arco, Idaho.
  • The Illinois Governor, William Stratton, signs the "Loyalty Oath Act", passed by the State Legislature, which mandates all public employees take a loyalty oath to Illinois and the United States, or lose their jobs.
  • The first Geneva Summit meeting between the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and France begins. It ends on July 23.

July 19, 1955 (Tuesday)

July 20, 1955 (Wednesday)

July 21, 1955 (Thursday)

July 22, 1955 (Friday)

July 23, 1955 (Saturday)

July 24, 1955 (Sunday)

July 25, 1955 (Monday)

July 26, 1955 (Tuesday)

  • Israeli legislative election, 1955: Elections for the third Knesset are held in Israel. Voter turnout is 82.8%.[13] Mapai retained its plurality in the Knesset, although its share of the vote dropped by 5.1 and its share of seats dropped from 47 (at the end of the Second Knesset) to 40.

July 27, 1955 (Wednesday)

July 28, 1955 (Thursday)

  • The first Interlingua Congress in Tours, France, leading to foundation of the Union Mundial pro Interlingua.

July 29, 1955 (Friday)

  • Maltese passenger ship Star of Malta runs aground off St. Julian's and is wrecked. One crew member and a passenger are killed.[15]

July 30, 1955 (Saturday)

English poet Philip Larkin makes the train journey from Hull to Grantham which inspires his poem The Whitsun Weddings.[16]

July 31, 1955 (Sunday)


References

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  7. Meeting the Russell–Einstein Challenge to Humanity by David Krieger, October 2004]
  8. "30 Drowned in Wreck" The Times (London). Friday, 15 July 1955. (53273), col B, p. 8.
  9. "19 Missing After Sea Collision" The Times (London). Thursday, 14 July 1955. (53272), col F, p. 8.
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  14. "Through the Curtain". Time Magazine. August 8, 1955.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Ship Hits Reef Off Malta" The Times (London). Saturday, 30 July 1955. (53286), col D, p. 6.
  16. Burnett, Archie, ed. (2012). The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin. London: Faber. p. 411. ISBN 978-0-571-24006-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. Spokesman Review (via Google), "Cause of Plane Crash Sought" (August 2nd, 1955 - retrieved on June 11th, 2011).