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January 5, 1955 Walter George elected President pro tem of the Senate
February 9, 1955 Peach State Jamboree went on the air in Swainsboro
  Emanuel County, Georgia
March 16, 1955 I Got a Woman by Ray Charles, considered to be the first soul record, reaches #2 on the R&B charts
  Ray Charles
March 21, 1955 Walter Francis White dies
April 7, 1955 First flight of the Lockheed C-130A in Marietta, Georgia (Lockheed Plant Number 6)
May 18, 1955 Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator and Civil Rights leader, dies in Daytona Beach
  Mary McLeod Bethune
May 21, 1955 Telephone worker strike ends.
June 5, 1955 Boston University awards a degree in systematic theology to Martin Luther King
  Martin Luther King
June 13, 1955 Eighth Air Force reassigned to the Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  Eighth Air Force
July 12, 1955 Playing in front of a hometown crowd at Milwaukee's County Stadium, Hank Aaron goes 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI in a 6-3 victory over the American League
  Hank Aaron
August 21, 1955 Atlanta phone numbers begin an expansion to 7 digits
August 21, 1955 On the St. Mary's River the Cason J. Callaway collides with the B.F. Jones, causing major structural damage to both ships.
September 5, 1955 Waffle House Unit No. 1 (the first Waffle House) opens in Avondale Estates, Georgia.
  DeKalb County, Georgia
October 4, 1955 George Mathews of Americus, in association with Bell Systems, demonstrates a photovoltic (sun-powered) phone, the Bell Solar Battery, in the rural Georgia town.
  Sumter County, Georgia
October 9, 1955 Bill Elliot born, Dawsonville, Georgia
  Bill Elliott
October 14, 1955 (Circa) Jerry Reed cuts "If The Good Lord’s Willing And The Creeks Don’t Rise," his first recording, at a studio in Nashville
November 1, 1955 James Brown and the Famous Flames record Please, Please, Please at WIBB in Macon
  City of Macon, Georgia
  James Brown
November 6, 1955 Russell announces he will not seek the 1956 Democratic nomination for President
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
November 7, 1955 In a pivitol ruling, the U. S. Supreme Court desegregates public golf courses, playgrounds and beaches. Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge says the public has the right to "refuse to comply." (Actually, they don't)
December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama bus.
  Martin Luther King
December 2, 1955 Hood's Ole Dan is born. Frank Heard would give the pup to Cecelia Seiler, beginning the legacy of Uga, the UGA mascot
December 5, 1955 Martin Luther King is elected president of the Montgomery (AL) Improvement Association, which will lead the boycott of local buses resulting from the arrest of Rosa Parks
  Martin Luther King
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