Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Way Back.... 1955

It's been a while since Sherman, Peabody & I climbed into the way back machine. Sorry to our followers, life has been in the way for a minute. Now enjoy the year 1955...


  • Yearly Inflation Rate USA 0.28%

  • Average Yearly Wages $4.130.00

  • Minimum Hourly Rate $1.00

  • Cost of a gallon of Gas 23 cents

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

  • Disneyland opens in California on July 17th

  • 'In God We Trust' is added to all US paper currency

  • United Airlines Flight 629 is blown up shortly after takeoff over Longmont, Colorado

  • Emmett Till, a black fourteen year old teenager is murdered for not showing respect to a white woman in Money, Miss.

  • African American Rosa Parks is arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in Montgomery Alabama

  • First pocket transistor radios available

  • Fish Fingers are marketed by Bird's Eye

  • The first Atomically generated power is used in the US

And some wheels from '55

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