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  • Koningin Juliana'Koningin Juliana' (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from September 4, 1948 till April 30, 1980 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as ' Koninkrijk der Nederlanden')
  • In The Netherlands , there was from September 2, 1952 to October 13, 1956 the cabinet Drees II, with Dr. W. Drees (PvdA) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 11 million citizens.
  • Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.
  • Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
  • Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered.
Weather

The temperature on April 17, 1955 was between 1.3 °C and 12.4 °C and averaged 7.1 °C. There was 12.4 hours of sunshine (89%). The almost cloudless was. The average windspeed was 4 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the north.

Source: KNMI (weather station De Bilt/The Netherlands) 


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Names that were popular for boys in 1955
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Pieter
  • Cornelis
  • Peter
  • Hendrik
  • Antonius
  • Adrianus
  • John
  • Petrus
  • Franciscus
  • David
  • Paul
  • Hendrikus
  • Johan
Names that were popular for girls in 1955
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Cornelia
  • Anna
  • Elisabeth
  • Catharina
  • Petronella
  • Wilhelmina
  • Hendrika
  • Jacoba
  • Marijke
  • Adriana
  • Yvonne
  • Christina
  • Elizabeth