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31 Oct
1955: Princess Margaret cancels wedding

30 Sep
1955: James Dean killed in car smash

13 Jul
1955: Ruth Ellis hanged for killing lover

18 Apr
1955: Albert Einstein dies

05 Apr
1955: Sir Winston Churchill resigns


1955

23 Jan
1955: Express train crashes killing 14

10 Feb
1955: US evacuates Pacific islands

22 Feb
1955: American tennis star 'Little Mo' to quit

11 Mar
1955: Farewell to scientist who discovered penicillin

21 Apr
1955: Fleet Street papers back after strike

05 May
1955: Dr Salk promotes polio vaccine in UK

09 May
1955: West Germany accepted into Nato

14 May
1955: Communist states sign Warsaw Pact

27 May
1955: Election victory for Tories under Eden

11 Jun
1955: Le Mans disaster claims 77 lives

23 Jun
1955: Queen Elizabeth sails on schedule

17 Jul
1955: Moss claims first Grand Prix victory

22 Sep
1955: New TV channel ends BBC monopoly

07 Dec
1955: Attlee steps down as Labour leader

14 Dec
1955: Gaitskell elected Labour leader

16 Dec
1955: Queen opens London Airport terminal

20 Dec
1955: Yugoslavia wins UN vote


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