Historical Events for Year 1946

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Events 1 - 150 of 434

Jan 1st - ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert
Jan 1st - Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
Jan 1st - National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic
Jan 1st - 32nd Rose Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #11 Southern California, 34-14
Jan 1st - 12th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma State beats #7 Saint Mary's (CA), 33-13
Jan 1st - 12th Orange Bowl: Miami (FL) beats #16 Holy Cross, 13-6
Jan 3rd - As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy
Jan 5th - "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
Jan 6th - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
Jan 7th - Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
Jan 9th - "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
Jan 10th - UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)
Jan 10th - US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, NJ
Jan 11th - Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago HQ to Phila
NYC Gangster Charles NYC Gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano Jan 11th - Enver Hoxha declares People's Rep of Albania with himself dictator
Jan 12th - "Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
Jan 12th - Edouardo de Filippo's "Questi Fantasmi!" premieres in Rome
Jan 12th - NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA
Jan 14th - 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
Jan 14th - 1946 NFL Draft: Frank Dancewicz from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
Jan 17th - United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
Jan 20th - F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government
Jan 21st - "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
Jan 22nd - US president sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
Jan 23rd - Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA
Jan 25th - Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis" premieres in Zurich
Jan 25th - United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
Jan 29th - 34th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Joyce Fitch (6-4, 6-4)
Jan 29th - 34th Men's Australian Championships: John Bromwich beats Dinny Pails (5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2)
Jan 30th - 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
Jan 31st - Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic
Feb 1st - Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president
Feb 1st - Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sec-Gen of UN
Feb 2nd - "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
Feb 2nd - The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic is made.
Feb 4th - Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" premieres in NYC
Feb 5th - The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
Feb 6th - "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
Feb 7th - Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
Feb 8th - Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA, US
Feb 8th - Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
Feb 9th - Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms
Feb 10th - Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States
Feb 12th - World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
Feb 13th - "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
Feb 16th - "The Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
Feb 16th - 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
Feb 17th - Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
Feb 19th - Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
Feb 21st - Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
Feb 24th - Juan Peron (Labor Party) first elected President of Argentina
Feb 26th - 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
Feb 27th - 4th "Road" film "Road to Utopia" premieres (NYC)
Mar 1st - British government nationalizes and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
Mar 1st - Panama accepts its new constitution
Mar 2nd - Dutch troops land on East Bali
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi MinhVietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh Mar 2nd - Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam
Mar 2nd - Kingman Douglass becomes deputy director of CIA
Mar 3rd - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
Mar 3rd - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
Mar 5th - Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe
Mar 5th - Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
Mar 6th - France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
Mar 7th - "Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 perfs
Mar 7th - Max Frisch' "Santa Cruz" premieres in Zurich
Mar 7th - 18th Academy Awards - "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win
Mar 8th - 1st helicopter licensed for coml use (NYC)
Mar 9th - Dutch troops land at Batavia/Semarang
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams Mar 9th - Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses
Mar 10th - Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil
Mar 13th - Paul-Henri Spaak (Belgium Socialist Party) forms Belgium government - shortest Belgium government (ends 31 March)
Mar 15th - British Prime Minister Clement Attlee agrees with India's right to independence
Mar 16th - "Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
Mar 19th - French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion become overseas "departments" of France
Mar 19th - Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as president of USSR
Mar 21st - Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933
Mar 21st - UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx)
British Prime Minister Clement AttleeBritish Prime Minister Clement Attlee Mar 22nd - 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
Mar 22nd - Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
Mar 23rd - 8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NC 43-40
Mar 25th - 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"
Mar 28th - Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
Mar 29th - 1st Test Cricket between Australia & NZ
Mar 29th - Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller & Tallon
Mar 30th - "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
Mar 30th - Australia beats NZ in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
Mar 30th - Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 & 3-19)
Actress Ingrid BergmanActress Ingrid Bergman Mar 30th - 3rd Golden Globes: The Lost Weekend, Ray Milland, & Ingrid Bergman win
Mar 31st - Belgian government of Spaak resigns - shortest ever Belgian government
Mar 31st - Belgian government of Acker forms
Mar 31st - The first election is held in Greece after World War II.
Apr 1st - 400,000 US mine workers strike
Apr 1st - Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii
Apr 1st - Van Acker forms Belgian government (without CVP)
Apr 1st - Weight Watchers forms
Apr 1st - The Malayan Union is formed as a federation of the Malay states and the Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca
Apr 3rd - Netherlands-German postal relations resume
Apr 5th - 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
Apr 5th - 100th Grand National: Capt. Robert Petre aboard Lovely Cottage wins
Apr 7th - 10th Masters Golf Tournament: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282
Apr 7th - Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
Apr 7th - Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
Apr 8th - League of Nations assembles for last time
Apr 9th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
Apr 10th - 1st election for Japanese Diet
Apr 12th - Syria gains independence from France
Apr 13th - Belgian premier Acker proclaims wage & price freeze over
Apr 13th - Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham Alabama
Apr 14th - "Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 perfs
Apr 14th - Manager Mel Ott of Giants hits 511th & final HR
Apr 16th - 1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt
Apr 16th - NSB mayor of Rotterdam, Netherlands, FE Muller sentence to 100 years in jail
Apr 17th - Syria declares independence from French administration
Apr 18th - "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson Apr 18th - Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals
Apr 18th - League of Nations dissolves (3 months after UN starts)
Apr 18th - Rome/Auerbach/Horwitt's musical "Call Me Mister" premieres in NYC
Apr 18th - US recognizes Tito's Yugoslavia government
Apr 19th - Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out
Apr 20th - 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
Apr 20th - 50th Boston Marathon won by Stylianos Kyriakides of Greece in 2:29:27
Apr 21st - Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
Apr 22nd - SED, Sozialistic Einheitspartei Deutschlands, party forms
Apr 23rd - Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
Apr 24th - 11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, & McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame
Apr 25th - "Exposition Flyer" rammed at Napierville Illinois, killing 48
Apr 25th - Christopher Fry's "Phoenix too Frequent" premieres in London
Apr 27th - 1st radar installed aboard a commercial ship
Apr 29th - 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
Apr 30th - Cleve Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0
May 1st - Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery appointed British supreme commander
May 1st - Mrs Emma Clarissa Clement named "American Mother of Year"
May 1st - Start of 3 year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
May 1st - The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
May 2nd - The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates
May 3rd - International military tribunal in Tokyo begins
May 4th - 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in SF bay
May 4th - 72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6
May 4th - Wash's Cecil Travis gets 6 straight hits before being stopped
May 6th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson)"
May 7th - William H Hastie inaugurated as 1st black governor of Virgin Islands
May 7th - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
May 8th - Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
May 8th - Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial that preceded the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
May 9th - 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
May 9th - King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by his son Umberto II
May 10th - Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
May 11th - 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
May 11th - 71st Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4
May 11th - United Malays National Organisation is created.

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