Historical Events for June 1948

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1st - Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
3rd - The musical "Sleepy Hollow" opens at St James Theater NYC for 12 performances
3rd - 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
3rd - Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore
5th - Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
7th - Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
7th - KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
8th - "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
8th - "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
8th - John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
9th - WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
12th - "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
12th - The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
12th - "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6
12th - 48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA
12th - 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 12th - Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
13th - Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
14th - Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
15th - 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Phila A's
15th - Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway
15th - WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
15th - WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
17th - Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader
18th - American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights
18th - National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
18th - Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates
18th - UN Commission on Human Rights adopts Intl Decl of Human Rights
19th - Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
19th - USSR blocks access road to West Berlin
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 20th - "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV
20th - 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
20th - Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
20th - Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany
21st - 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
21st - 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
21st - Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy
21st - Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
21st - WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
24th - Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey
24th - Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 25th - Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
25th - Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)
26th - US denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
28th - US/British airlift to West Berlin begins
30th - Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
30th - Last British troops leave Israel
30th - Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)

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