Historical Events in November 1948

  • 1st Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2nd US President Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
Governor of New York Thomas Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas Dewey
  • 2nd WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 3rd 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago

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4th American-born British poet T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 12th Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
  • 12th The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland
  • 13th "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances

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15th Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

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15th Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 16th Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
  • 17th Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
  • 20th US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)
  • 23rd Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
  • 24th WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 25th 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco
  • 25th KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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26th 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • 27th 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • 27th Honda 1st opens in America
  • 28th "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
  • 29th "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC
  • 29th 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • 29th KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 30th Baseball's Negro National League disbands
  • 30th Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
  • 30th Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin