Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Happy birthday dear dh!
My dear dh turns 50 today. It is such a blessing to have him in my life.
So many things were different back in 1955.
In 1955, Gunsmoke debued on CBS, and went go on to be television's longest-running western. 70mm film was introduced with Oklahoma! and James Dean died in a car accident at age 26.
President Eisenhower suffered coronary thrombosis in Denver (Sept. 24). Rosa Parks refused to sit at the back of the bus, and Martin Luther King, Jr., lead a 381-day black boycott of Montgomery bus system.
The laying of transatlantic telephone cables began in 1955. Telephones were black, dial, and HEAVY! Telephone operators still plugged in individual calls. Telephone numbers still had words attached to them.
Narinder Kapany (England) developed fiber optics. Churchill resigned and Albert Einstein died in 1955.
The cost of many popular books in 1955 was about the same as a gallon of gas--about .25 cents. The cost of a first class stamp was .03 cents.
Only the Volkswagen was essentially the same as it would be for years to come, stopping production in the U.S. in 1977 and in Brazil in 1996.
Happy Birthday, dear!