1ST INFANTRY DIVISION COMES HOME - 1955 The men of the renowned 1st Infantry Division are greeted by their loved ones after they come home from 13 years overseas. The 10th Infantry Division will take their place under a new peacetime troop rotation program called "Operation Gyroscope."
Date: July 23, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, With Audio
U.N. CHILDREN'S ART OF THE WORLD - 1955 Five hundred paintings and drawings are exhibited in New York during a ribbon-cutting ceremony undertaken by UN Under Secretary Dr. Ralph J. Buncheon and thespian Barbara Wilkins. The art show is sponsored by the United Nations with children from ninety-nine nations exhibiting their art.
Date: August 2, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:49:00, With Audio
CHINA & U.S. CONFERENCE IN GENEVA - 1955 For the first time, the U.S. and Red China envoys meet face-to-face in an attempt to ease Far East tension at Geneva. U. Alexis Johnson heads the American delegation and Ambassador to Poland Wang Ping-Nan the Reds. Wang, after announcing the liberation of 11 American fliers opens the parley on a conciliatory note via a translator.
Date: July 31, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:10:00, With Audio
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER SURVEYS FLOOD DAMAGE - 1955 President Eisenhower goes on an aerial tour of the devastated North East. Scenes of destruction are everywhere following severe floods that left towns in rubble overseen by National Guard as now-homeless citizens begin rebuilding their lives after the disaster.
HARRY S. TRUMAN VISITS ROME - 1955 Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman visits Rome where he is mobbed with people chanting "Truman for President." He's popular with the Romans who greet him enthusiastically wherever he goes.
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER HAS HEART ATTACK - 1955 - 1 President Eisenhower enjoys a golf game while on vacation but shortly after is stricken by a heart attack. Across the nation churches and synagouges pray for his recovery while V.P. Nixon shoulders an extra burden and all eyes turn to the hospital where the President is recovering.
THE BIG FOUR AT THE GENEVA SUMMIT - 1955 The Geneva Summit gets underway with "The Big Four" - President Eisenhower of the U.S., Prime Minister Anthony Eden of Great Britain, Premiere Nikolai A. Bulganin of the Soviet Union, and Premier Edgar Faure of France.
Date: July 18, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:24:00, With Audio
TACHEN ISLANDS EVACUATED - 1955 The U.S. 7th Fleet oversees the evacuation as 14,000 nationalist civilians on the Tachen Islands who are loaded aboard transport ships. As they leave military installations are demolished to minimize the islandsí usefulness to the Communists.
SIR CHURCHILL RETIRES AS PRIME MINISTER - 1955 A glorious era of history ends with the resignation of Sir Winston Churchill as Britainís Prime Minister. The Queen pays rare tribute to a commoner, while veteran diplomat Anthony Eden, steps up to take Churchill's post as the new Prime Minister.
Date: April 5, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:30:00, With Audio
FIRST TELEVISED WHITE HOUSE NEWS CONFERENCE - 1955 A historic first at the White House as motion picture cameras join newspaper reporters for the first televised presidential news conference. President Eisenhower comments on the latest news regarding the Kremlin shakeup involving Nikita Kruschev and Nikolai Bulganin.
Date: January 19, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:58:00, With Audio
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