On This Day

Events in History in July 1946

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Jul 1 The last White Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke cedes Sarawak to the British Crown

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • Jul 1 US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
  • Jul 2 Dutch Beel government forms
  • Jul 2 Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam and Amsterdam
  • Jul 3 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
  • Jul 3 The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people
  • Jul 4 Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
  • Jul 4 Philippines gains independence from US

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Jul 4 President Manuel Roxas inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand, Manila

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Jul 5 Louis Reard's design for a bikini swimsuit debuts at the Paris fashion show
  • Jul 7 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
  • Jul 10 Belgian government of Acker resigns
  • Jul 11 Kingman Douglass ends term as deputy director of CIA

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 14 Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • Jul 14 Mass murder of Jews in Kielce, Poland
  • Jul 15 British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown
  • Jul 16 Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in San Francisco history)
  • Jul 16 US court martial sentences 46 members of the SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
  • Jul 21 Jesus T Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
  • Jul 22 Militant Zionist organisation Irgun bombs the British administrative headquarters for Palestine in southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people of various nationalities injuring 46

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Jul 23 Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jul 24 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 25 US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)
  • Jul 26 Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport
  • Jul 30 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico