Historical Events for April 1952

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Events 1 - 37 of 37

1st - Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
1st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
3rd - Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress
5th - Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
5th - 106th Grand National: Arthur P. Thompson aboard Teal wins
6th - 16th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286
8th - US President Harry Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
9th - Popular uprising in Bolivia
9th - Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
11th - The Battle of Nanri island takes place.
12th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament
12th - Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
15th - Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
15th - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
15th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
15th - The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress prototype
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 16th - "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
19th - 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
21st - BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
21st - Secretaryies' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
22nd - 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
22nd - Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises" premieres in NYC
23rd - Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
23rd - NY Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR
23rd - Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
25th - 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
25th - American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
25th - German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
26th - Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
26th - US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176
27th - "4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 perfs
28th - Patty Berg wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
28th - St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
28th - WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 28th - Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.
30th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open
30th - Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television

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