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September 1946 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Greece votes for monarchy

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Sep 2 Jawaharlal Nehru forms government in India

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru

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Sep 5 Amon Göth, former head of Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, found guilty of imprisonment, torture, and extermination of individuals and groups of people, the first conviction of homicide at a war crimes court

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth

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Sep 6 Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy" premieres in London

Playwright Terence Rattigan
Playwright
Terence Rattigan
  • Sep 8 Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
  • Sep 8 Bulgaria ends its monarchy
  • Sep 11 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation
  • Sep 12 Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels
  • Sep 20 Churchill argues for a 'United States of Europe'
  • Sep 21 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • Sep 22 Canadian woman Evelyn Dick charged with butchering her husband in Hamilton, Ontario

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 26 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993

Cartoonist Hergé
Cartoonist
Hergé
  • Sep 27 King George II of Greece returns from exile to Athens
  • Sep 29 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • Sep 29 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms

Conference of InterestNuremberg Trials

Sep 30 22 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

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Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
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Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
  • Sep 2 Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 3 Peter Morris, English historian of France (d. 1997)
  • Sep 6 Bryan D. O'Connor, U.S. Marine Corps colonel and astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40), born in Orange, California
  • Sep 9 Pete Gavin [Rowney], British drummer (Heads Hands & Feet), born in London
  • Sep 10 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician, born in Villeneuve-le-Roi, France
  • Sep 14 Jim Angle, American journalist and television reporter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 15 Howard Waldrop, American sci-fi author (The Ugly Chickens), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • Sep 16 John Walton, Baron Walton of Detchant, British physician (Warden of Green College Oxford) (d. 2016)
  • Sep 16 Mike Reynolds, Australian politician (Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland 2006-09), born in Manly, New South Wales
  • Sep 17 Michael Jack, British Conservative Party politician and minister of state-home office, born in Folkestone, Kent, England
  • Sep 18 Alan "Bam" King, English rocker, born in Muswell Hill, North London
  • Sep 21 Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Sep 22 Dan Lungren, American politician (Rep-R-California, 1979-88, 2005-13), born in Long Beach, california
  • Sep 22 Dan Baker, American public address announcer
  • Sep 23 Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
  • Sep 26 Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist (Pornography: Men Possessing Women), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Sep 26 Christine Todd Whitman, American politician (50th Governor of New Jersey), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 26 Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician, born in Chokpur, Taplejung, Nepal
  • Sep 27 Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- )
  • Sep 27 Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams)
  • Sep 27 T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978)
  • Sep 30 Claude Vorilhon, founder of Raelism, a ufo religion
  • Sep 30 William Thurston, Washington, mathematician (Fields Medal, 1982), (d. 2012)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Paul Zech, German writer, dies at 65
  • Sep 9 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Arthur van Schendel, writer (Holland Drama), dies at 72)

BattleAmon Göth

Sep 13 Amon Göth, Austrian SS commandant of the Płaszów concentration camp, executed by hanging at 37

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth
  • Sep 13 Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist, dies at 71
  • Sep 16 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), dies at 69
  • Sep 21 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo), dies at 66
  • Sep 26 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian and author (The Elements of Style), dies at 77
  • Sep 28 Jean Van de Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter, dies