Events in History in January 1946

  • Jan 1 ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert

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Jan 1 Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Jan 1 National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic

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Jan 3 As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

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NYC Gangster
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Jan 6 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
  • Jan 6 Vietnam holds its first ever general election
  • Jan 7 Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
  • Jan 10 UN General Assembly meets for 1st time in London
  • Jan 10 US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, New Jersey
  • Jan 11 Enver Hoxha declares People's Rep of Albania with himself dictator
  • Jan 12 Edouardo de Filippo's "Questi Fantasmi!" premieres in Rome
  • Jan 14 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
  • Jan 17 United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
  • Jan 20 F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government

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Jan 22 US President Harry Truman sets up the Central Intelligence Agency

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jan 23 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA
  • Jan 25 Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis" premieres in Zurich
  • Jan 25 United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
  • Jan 30 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
  • Jan 31 Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic