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52 years ago...

In 1955 (the year you were born)

Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US

Hurricane "Diane" claims 184 lives form North Carolina to New England

Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat, which leads to bus segregation being declared unconstitutional

The AFL merges with the CIO, creating the nation's largest labor union

Dr. Jonas Salk discovers a vaccine for polio

The Scrabble board game debuts

Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California

Kevin Costner, John Grisham, Arsenio Hall, Steve Jobs, and Billy Bob Thornton are born

Charlie Parker, Albert Einstein, and James Dean die

Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series

Cleveland Browns win the NFL champion ship

Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is published

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mh58
Dec. 23rd, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Hmmm ... Disneyland opens huh. Who'da thunk it would impact you as much as it did later in life.
sunbeam_bears
Dec. 24th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
Two important events are missing. You and I were born that year!
My parents took pics of that hurricane, and the damage around the house from it.
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