On This Day

Historical Events in 1947 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 418 of 418

  • Dec 17 NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
  • Dec 17 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting

InventionHistoric Invention

Dec 17 British industrial company BTH receives a patent for holography, invented by Dennis Gabor in their development lab

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
Dennis Gabor

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Dec 18 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • Dec 19 1948 NFL Draft: Harry Gilmer from University of Alabama first pick by Washington Redskins
  • Dec 22 Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution

InventionHistoric Invention

Dec 23 Transistor invented by John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley in Bell Labs

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
Physicist Walter Houser Brattain
Physicist
Walter Houser Brattain
  • Dec 25 Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)
  • Dec 25 Constitution of the Republic of China comes into effect
  • Dec 26 "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • Dec 26 British transfer Heard & McDonald Islands (Indian Ocean) to Australia
  • Dec 26 Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs That same day, LA set a record high of 84°F
  • Dec 27 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
  • Dec 28 Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 28 National Football League Championship, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Chicago Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles, 28-21; Cardinals' only title victory
  • Dec 29 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
  • Dec 30 King Michael of Romania, forced by Communists abdicates his throne, sending him into exlie
  • Dec 30 Romanian republic proclaimed