On This Day

Events in History in February 1946

  • Feb 1 Republic of Hungary proclaims Zoltán Tildy as its communist president
  • Feb 1 Norwegian politician Trygve Lie becomes 1st Secretary General of the United Nations
  • Feb 2 The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic made
  • Feb 4 Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 5 The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea
  • Feb 7 Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC (Fair Employment Practices Committee) bill
  • Feb 8 Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
  • Feb 9 Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 10 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States

  • Feb 11 World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 116 of 156 captured U-boats
  • Feb 16 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Feb 17 Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 21 Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 24 General Juan Perón first elected President of Argentina

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Feb 26 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
  • Feb 27 4th "Road" film "Road to Utopia" premieres (NYC)