On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1955

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merge to form the AFL-CIO, with George Meany as President

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Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks

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Montgomery Improvement Association formed by Ralph Abernathy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Edgar Nixon to support the Montgomery bus protest in Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
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Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Harvey, American actor (Spellbound, Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73