1955 in Belgium

Events in the year 1955 in Belgium.

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1955
in
Belgium

Decades:
See also:Other events of 1955
List of years in Belgium

IncumbentsEdit

MonarchBaudouin[1]
Prime MinisterAchille Van Acker

EventsEdit

 
A demonstration in Antwerp against the School Law
  • 9 February – Joint letter from the Belgian bishops calling on the government to revise its education policy.[2]
  • 26 March – Mass demonstration in Brussels against Socialist–Liberal education bill.[3]
  • 3 April – International friendly between the Dutch and Belgian national football teams in the Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam.
  • 6 May – Paris Protocol transforming the Brussels Pact into the Western European Union comes into effect.[4]: 905 
  • 16 May – King Baudouin arrives in Belgian Congo for a royal tour of the colony.[5][6][7]
  • 13 June – Education bill passes in lower house.[2]
  • 10 July – Over a quarter of a million demonstrate in Brussels against Socialist–Liberal education policy.[2][8]
  • 21 July – Education bill passes in senate.[2]
  • 5 November – Convention establishing the Interparliamentary Consultative Council of the Benelux.[4]: 978 

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BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baudouin I, king of Belgium". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Lize Haagdorens, De mobilisatie van de katholieke zuil in de schoolstrijd tijdens het eerste jaar van de regering Van Acker (mei 1954–juli 1955), Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, 15:1-2 (1984), pp. 3-70.
  3. ^ "40 Hurt in Brussels Riots (1955)". youtube.com. British Pathé. 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b H.F. van Panhuys, L.J. Brinkhorst, and H.H. Maas (eds.), International Organisation and Integration (Deventer and Leyden, 1968)
  5. ^ Leonard Ingalls (17 May 1955). "Congo Welcomes Belgian Monarch". New York Times.
  6. ^ "King Baudouin Leaves For Belgian Congo (1955)". youtube.com. British Pathé. 13 April 2014.
  7. ^ "King Baudouin in the Belgian Congo (1955)". youtube.com. British Movietone. 21 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Brussels: Catholics Demonstrate (1955)". youtube.com. British Pathé. 13 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Introducing Belgium [The Atlantic Community Series - NATO Documentaries, 1955]". YouTube. NATO History. 9 May 2019.