Events in History in 1947 (Part 2)

  • Oct 30 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
  • Nov 1 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • Nov 1 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK

Event of Interest

Nov 2 Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane for the first and last time

  • Nov 12 Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced
  • Nov 16 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of Nazis
  • Nov 19 200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar Observatory, California
  • Nov 20 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)

Catholic Encyclical

Nov 20 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei

  • Nov 20 UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
  • Nov 23 French government of Schumann forms

Historic Publication

Nov 24 John Steinbeck's novella "The Pearl" published

  • Nov 25 New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
  • Nov 29 Anti-Jewish riots in Aleppo erupt after UN votes to partition Palestine, with cost of 75 lives and the disappearance of medieval manuscript the Aleppo Codex
  • Nov 29 UN General Assembly vote to allow the partition of Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • Nov 30 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
  • Dec 4 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union

Event of Interest

Dec 6 The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated by President Harry S. Truman

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 American physiologists Joseph Erlanger and Herbert Gasser presented with Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in Stockholm (awarded 1944), for research into nerve function

  • Dec 10 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
  • Dec 12 United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
  • Dec 13 Maine Turnpike opens to traffic

Historic Invention

Dec 17 British industrial company BTH receives a patent for holography, invented by Dennis Gabor in their development lab

  • Dec 17 NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
  • Dec 18 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax
  • Dec 22 Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution
  • Dec 25 Constitution of the Republic of China comes into effect
  • Dec 25 Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)
  • Dec 26 British transfer Heard & McDonald Islands (Indian Ocean) to Australia
  • Dec 26 Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs That same day, LA set a record high of 84°F
  • Dec 29 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
  • Dec 30 King Michael of Romania, forced by Communists abdicates his throne, sending him into exlie
  • Dec 30 Romanian republic proclaimed