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Events in History in February 1955

  • Feb 1 HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark

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Feb 8 Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him

Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Leader
Georgy Malenkov
  • Feb 8 The Government of Sindh abolished Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
  • Feb 9 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts crematory law
  • Feb 9 US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO
  • Feb 10 The US Navy evacuate 1000s from Tachen Islands in the Pacific

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Feb 12 President Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to South Vietnam

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 12 Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
  • Feb 13 Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls
  • Feb 15 1st pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced
  • Feb 17 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • Feb 18 Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance
  • Feb 19 South East Asia Collective Defense Treaty goes into effect
  • Feb 22 British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sets sail
  • Feb 23 Edgar Faure forms French government
  • Feb 24 Pact of Baghdad signed between Iraq & Turkey
  • Feb 26 1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith