On This Day

Events in History in 1949 (Part 2)

  • Nov 30 Chinese Communists captured Chungking
  • Dec 4 Duncan Stewart, 2nd British Governor of Sarawak is fatally stabbed in the streets of Sibu by Malay student Rosli Dhoby with help from Morshidi Sidek with the goal of helping neighbouring Indonesia to take over British Sarawak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Dec 8 Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
  • Dec 9 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Indonesian sovereignty
  • Dec 12 AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
  • Dec 13 AL votes down proposal to revive spitball
  • Dec 13 Knesset votes to transfer Israel's capital to Jerusalem

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Dec 15 Albert Camus' play "The Just Assassins" ("Les Justes") premieres in Paris

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • Dec 16 Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, later knows as SAAB, is founded in Sweden.
  • Dec 17 Burma recognizes People's Republic of China
  • Dec 19 Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Gareloch, Scotland
  • Dec 20 Maurice Ravel and John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast" premieres
  • Dec 21 Dutch 1st Chamber accept sovereignty of Indonesia
  • Dec 27 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands grants independence to Indonesia
  • Dec 29 Hungary nationalized its industries
  • Dec 30 India recognizes People's Republic of China
  • Dec 31 18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia