August 1946 in History

Events in History

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Aug 1 US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Aug 3 Belgian government of Huysmans forms
  • Aug 4 An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • Aug 6 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court

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Aug 7 1st US commemorative coin of an African American, Booker T. Washington (half dollar)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Aug 8 India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
  • Aug 8 First flight of the Convair B-36.
  • Aug 13 Britain diverts illegal emmigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus
  • Aug 16 Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless

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Aug 17 George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom

  • Aug 23 Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Aug 23 "The Big Sleep" directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart (Philip Marlowe) and Lauren Bacall first premieres

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Frederick C Boucher, (Rep-D-Virginia, 1983- )
  • Aug 1 J Guillermo, ex-husband of princess Christina of Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Richard O Covey, Fayetteville Ar, USAF/astro (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61)
  • Aug 1 Tom Loeffler, (Rep-R-TX, 1979- )
  • Aug 1 Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist
  • Aug 3 Jack Straw, British politician
  • Aug 5 Ron Silliman, American poet
  • Aug 6 Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean politician
  • Aug 7 Ed Seykota, American commodities and futures trader
  • Aug 8 French W Weisglas, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Aug 8 Robin M Tallon, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
  • Aug 8 James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • Aug 11 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri

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Aug 13 Janet Yellen, American economist (Chair of US Federal Reserve), born in Brooklyn,New York

15th Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
15th Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
  • Aug 14 Alexander Curly, [Harm Breemer], Dutch artist
  • Aug 14 Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess
  • Aug 15 Kathryn Jean Whitmire, (4 time Mayor-Houston), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 16 Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
  • Aug 19 Charles F Bolden Jr, astronaut (STS 61C, 31, 45, 60), born in Columbia, South Carolina

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Aug 19 Bill Clinton [William Jefferson], 42nd US President (Democrat, 1993-2001), born in Hope, Arkansas

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Aug 20 N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman
  • Aug 21 Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)
  • Aug 22 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host
  • Aug 24 Richard "Dick" N Richards, Key West, USN/astr (STS 28, 41, 50, 64)
  • Aug 25 Larry LaRocco, (Rep-D-Idaho)
  • Aug 25 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and Children's Author
  • Aug 30 Anne-Marie, Danish princess/daughter of Frederik IX
  • Aug 31 Jerome Corsi, American writer

Weddings in History

  • Aug 10 Pulp fiction author and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Famous ballet choreographer George Balanchine (42) weds ballerina Maria Tallchief (21)

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Maria Tallchief

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 8 Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel (40) after 17 years of marriage

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
  • Aug 5 Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863)

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Aug 13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
  • Aug 16 Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)
  • Aug 29 J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
  • Aug 30 Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)