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I’m having a birthday today

on July 1, 2014

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If you were born on 1st July 1955  your age is Fifty-Nine years and zero days. 21550 days passed since day of Your birth (or 3078.6 weeks).

July 1955 fun facts


TV remote control becomes public.

Microwave oven was invented.

The first edition of the Guinness Book of Records was published by the Guinness Brewing Company following a debate in a pub (tavern) over the fastest species of european gamebird.
In case you need to know, it is the Wood Pigeon.
The fastest bird of prey would be the Peregrine Falcon.

You’ve been there. Pretty much everybody has visited a McDonalds since it first opened in 1955.

Two labor unions, the AFL and the CIO unted to become the AFL-CIO.

Vladimir Nabakov’s Lolita was published. US publishers were initially reluctant to associate themselves with such a controversial work.

POPULAR BOOKS of 1955

Fiction

MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR, by Herman Wouk

AUNTIE MAME, by Patrick Dennis

THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT, by Sloan Wilson

SOMETHING OF VALUE, by Robert Ruark

BONJOUR TRISTESSE, by Francoise Sagan

NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS, by Mac Hyman

Nonfiction

GIFT FROM THE SEA, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, by Norman Vincent Peale

HOW TO LIVE 365 DAYS A YEAR, by John A. Schindler

THE FAMILY OF MAN, by Edward Steichen. 4 24

WHY JOHNNY CAN’T READ, by Rudolf Franz Flesch

A MAN CALLED PETER, by Catherine Marshall

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