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Can you name the events of 1955?

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José Antonio Remón Cantera, president of this country, is assassinatedJanuary 2
She becomes the first African American singer to sing at the Metropolitan OperaJanuary 7
This man, who later took over the company and oversaw its rapid expansion, opened up his first McDonald'sFebruary 1
This head of a consumer electronics company is bornFebruary 24
This Broadway musical airs on television, marking the first time an entire musical is shown on televisionMarch 7
KXTV becomes the United States' 100th commercial television channel, based hereMarch 19
He resigns as Prime Minister of the United KingdomApril 5
This revolutionary theoretical physicist passes awayApril 18
This country gains sovereignty and is recognized by the US, UK, France, and CanadaMay 5
Eight Communist Bloc countries sign this treatyMay 14
The first diamond mine, Mir Mine, is discovered in this countryJune 13
This movie, Walt Disney's 15th film, premiers June 16
A Special Air Service is founded in this countryJuly 7
This theme park opens to the public in Anaheim, CAJuly 18
The final Soviet Armed Forces leave this countryAugust 25
This annual book is first publishedAugust 27
Lolita, a book by this author, is publishedSeptember 15
This actor dies at 24 in an automobile crash in CaliforniaSeptember 30
This team wins the 52nd World Series, defeating the YankeesOctober 4
This United Kingdom country establishes its capital (name city, country)October 20
This practice is outlawed in Interstate Commerce in the USNovember 5
Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town show hosts this singer's television debutNovember 20
This woman refuses to give up her bus seat, igniting the civil rights movementDecember 1
This American company becomes the first to turn over a billion dollars in profit in one yearDecember 31

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