Year 1946 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 10 UN General Assembly meets for 1st time in London
  • Jan 17 United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
  • Feb 24 General Juan Perón first elected President of Argentina
  • Mar 2 Ho Chi Minh elected President of North Vietnam
  • Mar 5 Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Missouri, popularizes the term and draws attention to the division of Europe
  • Mar 28 Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • May 22 First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico
  • Aug 16 Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless
  • Sep 30 Twenty-two Nazi leaders, including Joachim von Ribbentrop and Hermann Goering, are found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to death or prison at the Nuremberg war trials
  • Dec 11 United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established by resolution 57(I) of the UN General Assembly
  • Dec 12 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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Historical Marriages

  • Mar 14 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh
  • Apr 26 Father Divine, controversial religious leader claimed to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement
  • Jul 7 Naval cadet and future 39th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia

Historical Divorces

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