July 1949 in History

Events in History


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Jul 2 The State of Vietnam is internationally recognised, governing the southern half of Vietnam, with Bảo Đại as chief of state

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại
  • Jul 6 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • Jul 8 The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa
  • Jul 10 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 12 Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
  • Jul 13 Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics
  • Jul 19 Laos becomes associated state within French Union
  • Jul 20 Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
  • Jul 20 Vasil Kolarov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Jul 21 Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
  • Jul 27 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
  • Jul 29 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin
  • Jul 29 BBC radio begins broadcasting
  • Jul 30 British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 8 Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef
  • Jul 14 Lukas D Barnard, head of South Africa secret service (NIS)
  • Jul 15 WiIlliam Faure, producer
  • Jul 15 Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
  • Jul 16 Cyndy Garvey, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 22 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and PM of UAE
  • Jul 24 Marjanne Sint, Dutch director and politician (PvdA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 26 William M Shepherd, Oak Ridge Tn, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52)
  • Jul 29 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Louis Davids [Simon David], cabaret artist, dies at 65
  • Jul 2 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67
  • Jul 8 Antun Sa'ada, Syrian rightwing politician, executed in Lebanon
  • Jul 12 Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
  • Jul 16 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (b. 1866)