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CBCL Limited was established in 1955 and thought it would be interesting to let you know what other events were taking place in the world during that year.


The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge connecting Halifax to Dartmouth opens

Cape Breton Island is connected to the mainland by the Canso Causeway

The St. Lawrence Seaway opens to Ocean Vessels from Montreal to US ports on the Great Lakes

Canadian Prime Minister was Louis St. Laurent

United States President was Dwight D. Eisenhower

US military intervention in Iran

Hurricane Diane hits the northeast United States, killing 200 and causing over $1 billion in damage

The first Commercial TV Station with advertisements starts in London, England

The Soviet Union and its Eastern Bloc allies sign the Warsaw Pact

Disneyland opens in California

Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus

First pocket transistor radios available

The first cans of Coca-Cola are sold, previously only sold in bottles

The first McDonalds was opened in Des Plaines, Illinois

Average wages are $4,000 per year, minimum wage was $1.00 per hour, and gas was .23c per gallon

The first nuclear generated power is used in the US

Atomic Clock & Hovercraft invented in England

Velcro invented in Switzerland

First Guinness Book of World Records Published

Popular Films were Oklahoma, Rebel Without a Cause, To Catch a Thief, and The Seven Year Itch

Popular Singers were Elvis Pressley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, The Platters, and Bill Haley and the Comets

Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance

James Dean killed in car accident in California

Albert Einstein died

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were born

The Scrabble board game debuts

The polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk is declared safe and effective

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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