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1955

23 Jan
Express train crashes killing 14

10 Feb
US evacuates Pacific islands

22 Feb
American tennis star 'Little Mo' to quit

24 Feb
Britain's big freeze

11 Mar
Farewell to scientist who discovered penicillin

05 Apr
Sir Winston Churchill resigns

18 Apr
Albert Einstein dies

21 Apr
Fleet Street papers back after strike

05 May
Dr Salk promotes polio vaccine in UK

09 May
West Germany accepted into Nato

14 May
Communist states sign Warsaw Pact

27 May
Election victory for Tories under Eden

11 Jun
Le Mans disaster claims 77 lives

23 Jun
Queen Elizabeth sails on schedule

13 Jul
Ruth Ellis hanged for killing lover

17 Jul
Moss claims first Grand Prix victory

21 Sep
Britain claims Rockall

22 Sep
New TV channel ends BBC monopoly

30 Sep
James Dean killed in car smash

31 Oct
Princess Margaret cancels wedding

01 Dec
Black woman challenges race law

07 Dec
Attlee steps down as Labour leader

14 Dec
Gaitskell elected Labour leader

16 Dec
Queen opens London Airport terminal

20 Dec
Yugoslavia wins UN vote


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