Year 1949 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 4 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed in Washington, D.C.
  • May 2 Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"
  • May 23 Federal Republic of [West] Germany created out of the American, British and French occupation zones
  • Jul 8 South Africa's Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act commences, prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other races [1]
  • Jul 29 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin
  • Aug 29 USSR performs its first nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR
  • Sep 14 India's Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.
  • Sep 21 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim the People's Republic of China
  • Oct 6 US President Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
  • Nov 2 The Netherlands recognizes its former colony Indonesia as a sovereign state
  • Dec 27 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands grants independence to Indonesia
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Historical Marriages

  • Jan 18 South African Rev Andries Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
  • Feb 6 Diplomat Henry Kissinger (25) weds Ann Fleisher (23) in Washington Heights, Manhattan
  • May 29 President of Egypt Anwar Sadat (30) weds human rights activist Jehan Raouf (16) in Egypt

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