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|Timeline for 1955|
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On Thursday, 1 December 1955, in Alabama, civil rights activist Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to relinquish her seat, on a segregated bus to Graham O'Brien, a white passenger, leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which began on 5 December.
Former Stormcage inmate Krasko attempted to alter this crucial event in history by travelling back in time to prevent the trigger to the civil rights movement from occurring, believing it was where "everything went wrong," but the Thirteenth Doctor and her companions worked to stop him from altering history, and succeeded in restoring this chain of events, which ultimately led to the end of racial segregation in America, via the Civil Rights Movement. (TV: Rosa)
The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith visited Professor Chronotis in 1955, at St Cedd's College, Cambridge. The Doctor recommended that Chronotis read The Time Machine. (TV: Shada, PROSE: Cambridge Previsited)
In 1955, University of South Grimster parapsychologists John Struther, Margaret Schuman and Stanley Harris investigated the alleged haunting of Comarth Grange by a ghost known as the Old Peddler Woman. That night, Margaret was strangled to death, apparently by the ghost, who was photographed by Stanley. It was not until 2005 that the "ghost" was revealed to have been Iris Wildthyme, and Stanley Harris the real murderer. (PROSE: Most Horrid)