On This Day

Events in History in September 1955

  • Sep 1 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
  • Sep 5 Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician
  • Sep 6 J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname
  • Sep 11 Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple.
  • Sep 13 Swiss inventor George de Mestral is granted a patent for what would become known as Velcro
  • Sep 14 Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
  • Sep 16 US Auto Club forms to oversee four major auto racing categories

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Sep 19 Argentine President Juan Perón resigns & flees

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Sep 19 Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
  • Sep 21 Last allied occupying troops leave Austria
  • Sep 21 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Sep 22 -28] Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in the Caribbean
  • Sep 23 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad

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Sep 23 All white jury finds Roy Brant and John William Milam not guilty of the brutal murder of black teenager Emmett Till in Sumner, Mississippi, in landmark case that would help inspire civil rights movement in the US

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till

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Sep 24 US President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Sep 24 Washington Senators lose their 99th & 100th games of season
  • Sep 25 The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
  • Sep 26 NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
  • Sep 29 Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia

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Sep 29 Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge" premieres in NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller