June 1948 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
  • Jun 3 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
  • Jun 3 Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore
  • Jun 7 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
  • Jun 7 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • Jun 8 John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
  • Jun 12 "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6
  • Jun 14 Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 17 Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader
  • Jun 18 American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights
  • Jun 18 National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
  • Jun 18 UN Commission on Human Rights adopts the International Declaration of Human Rights
  • Jun 19 Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
  • Jun 20 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
  • Jun 20 Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
  • Jun 20 Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany
  • Jun 21 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
  • Jun 21 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
  • Jun 21 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
  • Jun 21 Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 24 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates NY gov Thomas E. Dewey

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Jun 24 Soviet Union begins the West Berlin Blockade by stopping access by road, rail and water

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jun 26 US begin airlift “Operation Vittles” to West Berlin
  • Jun 28 British begin airlift “Operation Plainfare” to West Berlin
  • Jun 30 Last British troops leave Israel
  • Jun 30 Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • Jun 9 Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
  • Jun 11 Anthony Nelson, British Sec of Treasury
  • Jun 20 Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • Jun 21 Ian McEwan, English writer
  • Jun 21 Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
  • Jun 23 Clarence Thomas, Savannah Ga, 108th US Supreme Court Justice (1991- )
  • Jun 23 Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
  • Jun 29 Charles McCorquodale, art historian

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers

Engineer Jack Kilby
Engineer
Jack Kilby

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)
  • Jun 2 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 2 Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
  • Jun 2 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (b. 1897)
  • Jun 2 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
  • Jun 2 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • Jun 6 Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
  • Jun 25 William C. Lee, U.S. general (b. 1895)
  • Jun 30 Karl Wolfskehl, writer, dies at 78