AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE JANET IN MEXICO - 1955 The aftermath of deadly Hurricane Janet in Mexico that swept across the Yucatan Peninsula leaves flooded lands, 600 dead and thousands more homeless. Refugees get aid in the form of food and typhoid shots even as they try to put together their lives and say goodbye to loved ones who perished in the storm.
WYOMING PLANE CRASH KILLS 66 - 1955 It's the worst U.S. airline disaster to date in Wyoming, when a transport plane flies into 12,000 foot Medicine Bow peak killing 66 people. Rescue workers sift through the wreckage and remove the dead, scattered on both sides of the peak, hindered by snow and the steep terrain.
Date: October 6, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:55:00, With Audio
PRINCESS MARGARET & CAPT. TOWNSEND - 1955 England holds its breath over rumors of the romance between Princess Margaret and Captain Peter Townsend as he returns from diplomatic duty abroad to spend time with the royal family in spite of the Archbishop of Canterbury's position against a possible marriage.
HANDBAGS, GLORIOUS HANDBAGS - 1955 A bevy of cover girls dressed in the finest of fashions, and carrying stylish leather handbags by Josef, that would be the envy of any lady today, take off for a holiday abroad on the K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines.
LAUNCHING OF THE USS SARATOGA - 1955 The mightiest ship of war in history, the carrier USS Saratoga is launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Boasting more powerful turbines than her sister ship, the Forrestal, the Saratoga is the 6th U.S. ship to wear her combat-honored name.
Date: October 9, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:47:00, With Audio
AIR & AUTO TRANSPORTATION INNOVATIONS - 1955 Innovations in air travel include America's first Boeing jet transport completing a trans-continental flight in 3 hours and 58 minutes. Elsewhere in Paris an auto show focuses on a breathtaking display of tomorrow's cars.
Date: October 16, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:18:00, With Audio
SULTAN OF MOROCCO RETURNS FROM EXILE - 1955 Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef, the former Sultan of Morocco, returns to France after 2 years of exile following a violent Nationalist uprising which forces the French to restore him. In Morocco, exultant crowds celebrate the imminent return of their leader.
Date: October 31, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:33:00, With Audio
S.F. RADIOLOGICAL LABORATORY - 1955 The San Francisco Naval Shipyard dedicates its new radiological laboratory exclusively to defenses against atomic radiation. A virtual tour of the laboratory and its various projects is given.
Date: October 14, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:55:00, With Audio
PRINCE JOHN WINS GARDEN STATE STAKES - 1955 The Garden State Stakes at Camden, New Jersey is known as the world's richest with its $282,000 purse. Long-shot 24-1 Prince John upsets the favored Career Boy to win by a whisker.
Date: October 30, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:15:00, With Audio
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