1948 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 295


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Winston Churchill visits The Hague

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • May 11 Haganah takes control of Safed & port of Haifa
  • May 11 Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy
  • May 12 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates
  • May 14 Israel declares independence from under British administration
  • May 14 Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
  • May 14 Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
  • May 14 US grants Israel de facto recognition
  • May 14 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 15 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
  • May 15 Australia scores 721 runs in one day v Essex, world record
  • May 15 Troops from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia attack Israel
  • May 16 Mikhail Botvinnik wins 5-player tournament to determine world chess champion
  • May 16 Chaim Weizmann elected 1st president of Israel
  • May 16 Egyptians enter the Gaza
  • May 16 Israel issues its 1st postage stamps
  • May 17 Israel liberates Acre, Nebi Yusha & Telel-Kadi
  • May 17 Soviet Union recognized Israel
  • May 18 Arab Legion captures fort on Mt Scopus during Arab-Israeli war.
  • May 18 Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel
  • May 18 The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
  • May 20 1st use of Israeli Air Force & 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army
  • May 23 Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel
  • May 25 SF receives its 1st telecast
  • May 26 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
  • May 26 South Africa elects a nationalist government under D. F. Malan with an apartheid policy
  • May 27 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid
  • May 28 Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
  • May 30 A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
  • May 31 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
  • 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)
  • Jul 1 NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
  • Jul 3 Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960
  • Jul 5 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
  • Jul 7 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
  • Jul 7 Indians sign Satchel Paige at 42
  • Jul 8 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow
  • Jul 9 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
  • Jul 10 Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army
  • Jul 11 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
  • Jul 12 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)
  • Jul 14 Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament.
  • Jul 15 Israel bombs Cairo during Arab-Israeli War
  • Jul 15 Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
  • Jul 15 US President Harry Truman nominated for another term (Philadelphia)
  • Jul 17 Israeli army captures Nazareth
  • Jul 17 Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
  • Jul 19 French government of Schuman, resigns
  • Jul 20 Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champion

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 20 Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 20 US Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested
  • Jul 23 Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President
  • Jul 24 4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash
  • Jul 26 Presient Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment & opportunity" in US armed forces
  • Jul 27 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
  • Jul 27 Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
  • Jul 28 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
  • Jul 28 London's Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".
  • Jul 31 US President Harry Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (now Kennedy Airport), NY
  • Aug 1 The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
  • Aug 3 Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings
  • Aug 3 FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist"
  • Aug 4 5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America's poll tax
  • Aug 6 Willem Drees forms Socialist government (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) in the Netherlands
  • Aug 7 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
  • Aug 12 Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
  • Aug 15 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
  • Aug 16 Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
  • Aug 16 Israeli pound becomes legal tender
  • Aug 17 Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
  • Aug 17 Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
  • Aug 20 US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
  • Aug 23 Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • Aug 23 World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 255

  • Apr 20 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 21 Gary A Condit, (Rep-D-California)
  • Apr 21 Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 23 Richard Day, engineer/development expert
  • Apr 23 Pascal Quignard, French author
  • Apr 24 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire
  • Apr 24 Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Yu Shyi-kun, former Premier of Taiwan
  • Apr 26 Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
  • Apr 27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., con artist turned security consultant.
  • Apr 27 Amrit Bohra, Nepalese politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 28 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 2015)

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • Apr 29 Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • May 4 George Tupou V, Tonga, King of Tonga (2006-2012), (d. 2012)
  • May 8 John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • May 9 Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • May 10 Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
  • May 11 Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
  • May 13 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • May 19 Jean-Pierre Haignere, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
  • May 20 John Amiel, director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow)
  • May 20 John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)
  • May 20 Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
  • May 22 Richard Baker, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • May 27 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
  • May 31 Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- 2009), born in Riverside, California
  • May 31 Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • 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
  • Jul 3 Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish comics artist
  • Jul 5 Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of Richard Milhaus, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 6 Wadih Saadeh, Lebanese-Australian poet
  • Jul 6 Tom Curley, American media executive
  • Jul 9 Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian current foreign minister
  • Jul 12 Richard Simmons, exercise guru (Deal-a-Meal)
  • Jul 12 Ben Burtt, American sound designer
  • Jul 13 Linda Ann Simon, airline capt
  • Jul 13 Robert Underwood, (Rep-D-Guam)
  • Jul 13 Ronald K Machtley, (Rep-R-Rhode Island)
  • Jul 18 Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 20 Richard H Lehman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 21 Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
  • Jul 22 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • Jul 23 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
  • Jul 25 Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
  • Jul 28 Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)
  • Aug 1 Robert [Bob] Spink, British MP
  • Aug 3 Pierre Lacroix, National Hockey League executive
  • Aug 4 James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
  • Aug 6 Michael Peters, choreographer (What's Love Got to Do with It)
  • Aug 7 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author
  • Aug 8 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
  • Aug 11 Don Boyd, Scottish director and producer (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock), born in Nairn
  • Aug 11 Jan Palach, Czechoslovakian student protester (d. 1969)
  • Aug 12 Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
  • Aug 13 Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader
  • Aug 15 George Ryton, British engineer
  • Aug 16 Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
  • Aug 19 Tipper Gore, wife of US Vice President Al Gore (1993-01)
  • Aug 23 Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
  • Aug 23 Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend
  • Aug 24 Kim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force
  • Aug 29 Charles David Walker, astronaut (STS 12 STS 16 STS 23)
  • Sep 1 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • Sep 1 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Sep 2 Christa McAuliffe, American teacher who died in Challenger space shuttle disaster, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Sep 3 Minouche Janmaat-Abee, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Sep 3 Tara Oedayraj Singh Varma, 1st black woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Sep 3 Levy Mwanawasa - Zambian Politician (d. 2008)
  • Sep 4 Marian H J Soutendijk, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Sep 5 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician
  • Sep 8 Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, US, sci-fi author (Black Flame)
  • Sep 10 Margaret Trudeau, former Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sep 10 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
  • Sep 10 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
  • Sep 13 Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist
  • Sep 17 Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
  • Sep 19 Michael Cooper, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 20 George R. R. Martin, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Sep 21 Artis Gilmore, ABA all star (Kentucky Colonels)
  • Sep 22 Bill Orton, (Rep-D-Utah)
  • Sep 22 Mark A P Phillips, British ex of princess Anne
  • Sep 22 Denis Burke, Australian politician
  • Sep 23 Rob van Koningsbruggen, sculptor
  • Sep 24 Bernadette Hingley, British priest
  • Sep 26 Vladimir Remek, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 28)
  • Sep 27 Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
  • Sep 27 John K. Reed, American coral biologist
  • Sep 29 John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Oct 2 Donna Karan, Forest Hills NY, fashion designer (Coty Award-1977)
  • Oct 2 Leslie Frankenheimer, set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Oct 5 Zoran Živković, Serbian writer

Weddings in History


Deaths in History