Historical Events for July 1947

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Events 1 - 40 of 40

1st - 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
1st - British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
2nd - Military coup discovered in France
3rd - 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
3rd - Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
3rd - Soviet Union doesn't participate in Marshall Plan
4th - 61st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (6-1 6-3 6-2)
4th - 76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
5th - "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 perfs
5th - 54th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2 6-4)
5th - Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
6th - The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
7th - Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident.
8th - 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
8th - Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC
8th - Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
9th - Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 9th - Spain votes for Franco monarchy
10th - 200 die when train derailed & fell into a river in Canton, China
10th - Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Phila A's, 3-0
10th - Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.
16th - Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
18th - British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
18th - King George VI signs Indian Independence Act
18th - President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
18th - Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak
18th - US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
19th - Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
British Prime Minister Clement AttleeBritish Prime Minister Clement Attlee 20th - 1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra
20th - 34th Tour de France won by Jean Robic of France
21st - Indonesia begins 1st political election
22nd - -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
23rd - 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI
26th - President Truman signs National Security Act (1947), establishing Department of Defense, CIA, National Security Council and Joint Chiefs of Staff
26th - 46th Men's French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)
26th - 46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)
27th - Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
28th - Iuliu Maniu's Farmers' Party is banned in Romania
29th - Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 30th - Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4

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