Historical Events for August 1948

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Events 1 - 38 of 38

1st - The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
3rd - Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings
3rd - FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist"
4th - 5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America's poll tax
5th - Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
6th - Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
6th - Willem Drees forms Socialist government (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) in the Netherlands
6th - Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
7th - 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
7th - Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
8th - "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
10th - ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
10th - Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
10th - Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours
10th - WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 11th - Summer Olympics opens in London
12th - Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
12th - Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
13th - Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
14th - 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
14th - Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
14th - England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
15th - 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
15th - Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
16th - Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
16th - Israeli pound becomes legal tender
17th - Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
17th - Phillies commit 8 errors in a game
17th - Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
19th - 9th Venice Film Festival opens
20th - 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
20th - US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
21st - Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
23rd - Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
23rd - World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
25th - Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's
27th - 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
31st - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee

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