On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1st game in KC, KC A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2

Historic DiscoveryPolio

Polio vaccine tested by Jonas Salk announced to be 'safe and effective' and is given full approval by the US Food and Drug Administration

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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
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1955 Highlights

About April 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries