Historical Events in July 1946

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Jul 1 The last White Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke cedes Sarawak to the British Crown

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • Jul 1 US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
  • Jul 2 Dutch Beel government forms
  • Jul 2 Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam
  • Jul 3 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
  • Jul 3 The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people
  • Jul 4 Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
  • Jul 4 Philippines gains independence from US

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Jul 4 President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Jul 5 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show

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Jul 5 75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • Jul 6 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jul 6 53rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 6 60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
  • Jul 8 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jul 8 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
  • Jul 9 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • Jul 10 Belgian government of Acker resigns
  • Jul 11 Kingman Douglass ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Jul 12 Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" premieres in Glyndebourne
  • Jul 12 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
  • Jul 13 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances

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Jul 14 Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • Jul 14 Mass murder of Jews in Kielce, Poland

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Jul 14 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 15 British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown
  • Jul 16 Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
  • Jul 16 US court martial sentences 46 members of the SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
  • Jul 21 Jesus T Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
  • Jul 22 Militant Zionist organisation Irgun bombs the British administrative headquarters for Palestine in the southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people of various nationalities and injuring 46.

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Jul 23 Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jul 24 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • Jul 24 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 25 US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)

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Jul 25 At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Jul 26 President Harry Truman orders desegregation of all US forces
  • Jul 26 Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport
  • Jul 27 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
  • Jul 27 45th Men's French Championships: Marcel Bernard beats Jaroslav Drobny (3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jul 27 45th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne beats Pauline Betz (1-6, 8-6, 7-5)
  • Jul 30 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM