1948 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 295 of 295

  • Aug 27 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
  • Aug 31 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee
  • Sep 1 Communist form North China People's Republic
  • Sep 3 W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
  • Sep 4 Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
  • Sep 5 In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
  • Sep 6 Juliana crowned Queen of The Netherlands
  • Sep 7 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh
  • Sep 8 British De Havilland DH108-fighter flies faster than sound
  • Sep 10 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
  • Sep 12 Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
  • Sep 13 Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress

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Sep 14 Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 14 Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
  • Sep 14 Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
  • Sep 15 F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph
  • Sep 15 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WMGM
  • Sep 18 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
  • Sep 18 Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
  • Sep 24 Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
  • Sep 24 The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • Sep 29 "Hamlet" directed by and starring Laurence Olivier's opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)
  • Oct 1 California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
  • Oct 1 Radio Denmark begins transmitting
  • Oct 3 Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
  • Oct 4 World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft
  • Oct 6 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

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Oct 6 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Mary Leakey
  • Oct 12 Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
  • Oct 14 Batavia lt-governor-general van Mook dismissed
  • Oct 14 Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt
  • Oct 15 China's Red army occupies Chinchov
  • Oct 16 Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
  • Oct 18 Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army
  • Oct 21 Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
  • Oct 21 Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
  • Oct 21 Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington, D.C.)
  • Oct 21 UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
  • Oct 22 Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
  • Oct 24 Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
  • Oct 24 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta" premieres
  • Oct 24 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
  • Oct 25 Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration

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Oct 27 Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris

Author Albert Camus
Albert Camus
  • Oct 27 Israel recaptures Nizzanim in Negev
  • Oct 27 Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).
  • Oct 28 Flag of Israel is adopted
  • Oct 29 Israeli forces liberate Meron & Gush-Halev
  • Oct 29 Safsaf massacre, Israeli defence forces attack Palestinian village of Safsaf in the Galilee
  • Oct 30 20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
  • Nov 1 Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 US President Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas E. Dewey

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey

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Nov 4 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
  • Nov 12 Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
  • Nov 12 The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland

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Nov 15 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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Nov 15 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
  • Nov 16 Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
  • Nov 17 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
  • Nov 20 US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)
  • Nov 23 Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
  • Nov 25 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco

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Nov 26 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
  • Nov 27 Honda 1st opens in America
  • Nov 28 "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
  • Nov 30 Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
  • Nov 30 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
  • Dec 1 Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine
  • Dec 1 Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
  • Dec 3 "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
  • Dec 3 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in
  • Dec 3 Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100
  • Dec 4 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750 die
  • Dec 8 Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine
  • Dec 9 UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
  • Dec 10 UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Dec 12 Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre - 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
  • Dec 15 Former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury
  • Dec 18 Indonesia begins its 2nd political election
  • Dec 19 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
  • Dec 19 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3")
  • Dec 20 Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia
  • Dec 21 O'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place
  • Dec 21 State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
  • Dec 24 First US completely solar heated house is occupied (Dover, Mass)
  • Dec 24 Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship
  • Dec 26 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty arrested
  • Dec 28 IDF crosses Egyptian border
  • Dec 28 Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
  • Dec 28 US announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
  • Dec 28 The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
  • Dec 29 Canada recognizes Israel
  • Dec 29 US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
  • Dec 31 Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 255 of 255

  • Oct 6 Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • Oct 6 Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • Oct 7 Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist
  • Oct 8 Stefanie Marrian, comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 8 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor
  • Oct 8 Pedro López, Colombian serial killer
  • Oct 13 Ted Poe, American politician
  • Oct 14 David Ruprecht, American game show host
  • Oct 14 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (d. 2007)
  • Oct 15 Aleksandr S Puchkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Oct 18 Isabel E Allen, biostatician
  • Oct 18 Ntozake Shange, American author
  • Oct 20 Robert A Borski, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
  • Oct 21 Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso, South African union/SACP-leader
  • Oct 21 Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
  • Oct 22 Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • Oct 23 Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur
  • Oct 23 Brian Ross, American journalist
  • Oct 24 Kweisi Mfume, (Rep-D-Maryland)/CEO (NAACP)
  • Oct 25 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer
  • Oct 28 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Nov 5 Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician
  • Nov 5 Hridayananda dasa Goswami, ISKCON guru
  • Nov 5 Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual
  • Nov 8 Dale A Gardner, Fairmont Minn, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A), (d. 2014)
  • Nov 9 Bille August, director (Best Intentions, Twist & Shout)
  • Nov 9 Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician
  • Nov 10 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist
  • Nov 12 Hassan Rouhani, Iranian politician (President of Iran 2013-), born in Sorkheh, Semnan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 14 Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George], Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, born in London

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • Nov 14 Jacob Kohnstamm, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (D66, 1994-)
  • Nov 15 Roy P Dyson, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
  • Nov 16 Aline Issermann, director (Amant Magnifiquew)
  • Nov 16 Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
  • Nov 17 Howard Dean, American politician
  • Nov 18 Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 20 John R. Bolton, American ambassador
  • Nov 21 George Zimmer, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 24 Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • Nov 25 Jacques P. Dupuis, French Canadian politician
  • Dec 1 Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
  • Dec 2 T. Coraghessan Boyle, American writer
  • Dec 4 Lin Onus, Autralian Aboriginal artist, born in Melbourne (d. 1996)
  • Dec 6 Don Nickles, (Sen-R-Okla)
  • Dec 7 Yoko Morishita, prima ballerina (Baterina No Habataki)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 8 Jimmy Lai [Lai Chee-Ying], Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China

Founder of Giordano Jimmy Lai
Founder of Giordano
Jimmy Lai
  • Dec 9 Marleen Gorris, Dutch director (Mres Dalloway, Antonia, Last Island)
  • Dec 10 Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)
  • Dec 13 Brian Wilson, Scottish politician
  • Dec 14 Kim Beazley, Australian politician
  • Dec 21 Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist/undersecretary of Finance (1994-)
  • Dec 23 Leslie Moonves, American television executive
  • Dec 25 Alia al Hussein, of Jordan (d. 1977)
  • Dec 31 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)
  • Dec 31 René Robert, National Hockey League player

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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