On This Day

Events in History in August 1946

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Aug 1 US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Aug 3 Belgian government of Huysmans forms
  • Aug 4 An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • Aug 6 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court

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Aug 7 1st US commemorative coin of an African American, Booker T. Washington (half dollar)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Aug 8 India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
  • Aug 8 First flight of the Convair B-36.
  • Aug 13 Britain diverts illegal emmigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus
  • Aug 15 Dumont TV Network (WABD NY) is launched in the US
  • 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Aug 17 George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom

  • Aug 23 Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.