Friday, December 4, 2009

Historical Events for Year 1948

Results 1 - 150 of 495

Jan 1st - 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena Calif)]=
Jan 1st - Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India
Jan 1st - Britain nationalizes its railways
Jan 1st - General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
Jan 1st - Italy adopts constitution
Jan 1st - Orissa province accedes to India
Jan 1st - British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
Jan 1st - After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
Jan 1st - The Constitution of Italy comes into force.
Jan 2nd - WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
Jan 3rd - Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
Jan 4th - Burma declares independence from UK
Jan 7th - US president Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan
Jan 8th - Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
Jan 9th - Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
Jan 10th - "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances
Jan 12th - 1st Supermarket in UK opens
Jan 12th - Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
Jan 12th - US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)
Jan 13th - 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
Jan 16th - 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
Jan 17th - Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease fire
Jan 17th - Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC
Jan 18th - 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Jan 18th - Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
Jan 21st - W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
Jan 22nd - Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
Jan 23rd - Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
Jan 23rd - Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens
Jan 23rd - Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
Jan 24th - "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 perfs
Jan 24th - Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
Jan 24th - Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)
Jan 26th - Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed
Jan 27th - 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
Jan 27th - 1st tape recorder sold
Jan 29th - "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 perfs
Jan 29th - Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, & Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
Jan 30th - 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
Jan 31st - J D Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in NY
Jan 31st - Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway
Feb 1st - Federation Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates
Feb 1st - Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
Feb 2nd - President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
Feb 3rd - Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
Feb 4th - Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK
Feb 5th - "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
Feb 5th - Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion
Feb 5th - Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion
Feb 6th - 1st radio-controlled airplane flown
Feb 6th - Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia
Feb 6th - KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
Feb 7th - "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 perfs
Feb 7th - Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff
Feb 8th - 5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
Feb 9th - WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
Feb 10th - Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
Feb 11th - Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140
Feb 11th - John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
Feb 11th - Test Cricket debut of Frank Worrell, v England Port-of-Spain
Feb 12th - 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
Feb 13th - Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in only Test Cricket innings
Feb 13th - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy & Baugniet of BEL
Feb 13th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA
Feb 13th - Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
Feb 15th - Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan
Feb 16th - 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC
Feb 16th - Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
Feb 20th - Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
Feb 21st - NASCAR is incorporated.
Feb 22nd - Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
Feb 24th - Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
Feb 25th - Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
Feb 29th - Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
Mar 5th - Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson
Mar 5th - US rocket flies record 4800 KPH to 126k height
Mar 7th - The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending the Italian rule.
Mar 8th - Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
Mar 9th - Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia
Mar 10th - 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
Mar 11th - 1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir)
Mar 11th - Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
Mar 11th - Reginald Weit became the 1st black to play in the US Tennis Open
Mar 11th - WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 12th - -5°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
Mar 13th - 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42
Mar 14th - Freedom Train arrives in SF
Mar 15th - Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia
Mar 15th - Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine
Mar 15th - WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 18th - France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
Mar 18th - Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
Mar 18th - Soviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split.
Mar 19th - Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at MSG, NYC
Mar 20th - 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
Mar 20th - 20th Academy Awards - "Gentleman's Agreement," L Young, R Colman win minutes by 2nd live televised musical Arturo Toscvanni on NBC
Mar 21st - "Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
Mar 23rd - John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))
Mar 27th - The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
Mar 28th - 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
Mar 29th - Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten
Mar 29th - Yanks & Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game
Mar 31st - Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe
Apr 1st - H H H Johnson bowls WI to win v England 10-96 match on debut
Apr 1st - Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
Apr 3rd - 1st US figure skating championships held
Apr 3rd - Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)
Apr 3rd - US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
Apr 3rd - US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
Apr 4th - 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie
Apr 5th - WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
Apr 7th - World Health Organization forms by UN
Apr 7th - A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
Apr 8th - Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF
Apr 9th - Massacre at Deir Yassin.
Apr 10th - Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek
Apr 11th - 12th Golf Masters Championship: Claude Harmon wins, shooting a 279
Apr 13th - 75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus
Apr 14th - A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon
Apr 14th - NYC subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents
Apr 14th - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
Apr 14th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
Apr 15th - 1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated
Apr 15th - Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created
Apr 15th - KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast
Apr 16th - Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris
Apr 18th - International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands
Apr 19th - 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02
Apr 19th - ABC-TV network begins
Apr 19th - Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
Apr 20th - NYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
Apr 20th - Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit
Apr 21st - 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US
Apr 21st - 2nd NBA Championship: Balt Bullets beat Phila Warriors, 4 games to 2
Apr 22nd - WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Apr 23rd - KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
Apr 27th - Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River
Apr 29th - Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours
Apr 30th - "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances
Apr 30th - Org of American States charter signed at Bogota, Colombia
Apr 30th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
May 1st - 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4
May 1st - North Korean proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea
May 1st - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam
May 1st - Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham Alabama for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"
May 3rd - Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams
May 4th - The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (SS) to the death
May 5th - 1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier
May 5th - Belgian govt of Spaak resigns
May 6th - "Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
Months in Year 1948: January February March April May June July August September October November December

Results 151 - 300 of 495

May 7th - Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentence to death
May 8th - Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours
May 10th - 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
May 10th - Winston Churchill visits The Hague
May 11th - Haganah takes control of Safed & port of Haifa
May 11th - Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy
May 12th - Queen Wilhelmina resigns
May 14th - Israel declares independence from under British administration
May 14th - Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
May 14th - Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
May 14th - US grants Israel de facto recognition
May 14th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
May 14th - WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
May 15th - 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
May 15th - 74th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:02.4
May 15th - Australia scores 721 runs in one day v Essex, world record
May 15th - Bradman scores 187 Aust v Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five
May 15th - Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq & Saudi-Arabia troops attack Israel
May 16th - Botvinnik wins 5-player tournament to determine world chess champion
May 16th - CBS news correspondent George Polk's body is found in Greece
May 16th - Chaim Weizmann elected 1st president of Israel
May 16th - Egyptians enter the Gaza
May 16th - George Polk, CBS news correspondant, body found
May 16th - Israel issues its 1st postage stamps
May 17th - Israel liberates Acre, Nebi Yusha & Telel-Kadi
May 17th - Soviet Union recognized Israel
May 18th - "Ballet Ballads" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 62 performances
May 18th - Arab Legion captures fort on Mt Scopus
May 18th - Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel
May 18th - The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
May 20th - 1st use of Israeli Air Force & 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army
May 20th - Cleve Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)
May 21st - NY Yank Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)
May 23rd - Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs
May 23rd - Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel
May 24th - Benjamin Brittens "Beggar's Opera," premieres in Cambridge
May 25th - 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis
May 25th - SF receives its 1st telecast
May 26th - Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
May 26th - South Africa elects a nationalist govt with apartheid policy
May 27th - Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid
May 27th - Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians
May 28th - Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
May 30th - Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
May 30th - A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
May 31st - Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
Jun 1st - Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
Jun 3rd - "Sleepy Hallow" opens at St James Theater NYC for 12 performances
Jun 3rd - 200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory
Jun 3rd - Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore
Jun 5th - Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
Jun 7th - Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
Jun 7th - KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
Jun 8th - "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
Jun 8th - "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
Jun 8th - John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
Jun 9th - WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jun 12th - "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
Jun 12th - "Sleepy Hallow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
Jun 12th - "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6
Jun 12th - 48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA
Jun 12th - 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2
Jun 12th - Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
Jun 13th - Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
Jun 14th - Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
Jun 15th - 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Phila A's
Jun 15th - Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win Test Cricket anyway
Jun 15th - WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
Jun 15th - WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
Jun 17th - Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader
Jun 18th - American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights
Jun 18th - National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
Jun 18th - Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates
Jun 18th - UN Commission on Human Rights adopts Intl Decl of Human Rights
Jun 19th - Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
Jun 19th - USSR blocks access road to West Berlin
Jun 20th - "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV
Jun 20th - 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo
Jun 20th - Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
Jun 20th - Deutsche Mark introduced in West-Germany
Jun 21st - 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
Jun 21st - 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced (DR Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
Jun 21st - Lord Mountbatten resigns as gov-gen of India
Jun 21st - Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
Jun 21st - WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jun 21st - Columbia commits to 33 1/3 rpm records, plans to phase out 78's as Dr Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrates "long playing record"
Jun 24th - Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey
Jun 24th - Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade
Jun 25th - Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
Jun 25th - Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)
Jun 26th - US denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
Jun 28th - US/British airlift to West-Berlin begins
Jun 30th - Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
Jun 30th - Last British armies leave Israel
Jun 30th - Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced (Bell Labs)
Jul 1st - Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours
Jul 1st - Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher
Jul 1st - NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
Jul 2nd - 62nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (75 06 62 36 75)
Jul 3rd - 55th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (63 86)
Jul 3rd - Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death
Jul 5th - Britain's National Health Service Act begins
Jul 7th - 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
Jul 7th - Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Jul 7th - Indians sign Satchel Paige at 42
Jul 8th - 500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow
Jul 9th - Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
Jul 10th - "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
Jul 10th - "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances
Jul 10th - "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 perfs
Jul 10th - Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army
Jul 11th - 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
Jul 12th - 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)
Jul 13th - 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
Jul 14th - Israel bombs Cairo
Jul 14th - Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament.
Jul 15th - Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
Jul 15th - Pres Truman nominated for another term (Phila)
Jul 16th - Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
Jul 17th - Israeli army captures Nazareth
Jul 17th - Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
Jul 18th - "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances
Jul 18th - Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in a game
Jul 18th - White Sox Fat Pat Seerey, hits 4 HRs in 11 inning game
Jul 19th - French govt of Schuman, resigns
Jul 20th - Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ
Jul 20th - Syngman Rhee elected president of South-Korea
Jul 20th - US Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested
Jul 21st - WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jul 23rd - Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President
Jul 24th - 4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash
Jul 24th - Soviets blockades Berlin from west
Jul 26th - "Babe Ruth Story," premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
Jul 26th - 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show
Jul 26th - Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant
Jul 26th - Pres Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment & opportunity" in armed forces
Jul 27th - Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
Jul 27th - Bradman's 29th & last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
Jul 27th - Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
Jul 28th - I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
Jul 28th - The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".
Jul 29th - King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
Jul 30th - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)
Jul 30th - Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)
Jul 31st - "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
Jul 31st - Pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY
Aug 1st - The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
Aug 3rd - Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings
Aug 3rd - FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused to be a "communist"
Aug 4th - 5 day southern filibuster succeeds in maintaining poll tax
Months in Year 1948: January February March April May June July August September October November December

Results 301 - 450 of 495

Aug 5th - Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
Aug 6th - Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
Aug 6th - Dreesgovt (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) forms
Aug 6th - Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
Aug 7th - 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
Aug 7th - Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
Aug 8th - "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
Aug 10th - ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
Aug 10th - Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
Aug 10th - Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours
Aug 10th - WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
Aug 11th - Summer Olympics opens in London
Aug 12th - Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
Aug 12th - Court of justice sentences Gen Fr Christiansen to 12 years
Aug 13th - Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
Aug 14th - 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
Aug 14th - Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
Aug 14th - England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
Aug 15th - 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
Aug 15th - Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
Aug 16th - Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
Aug 16th - Israeli pound becomes legal tender
Aug 17th - Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
Aug 17th - Phillies commit 8 errors in a game
Aug 17th - Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
Aug 20th - 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
Aug 20th - US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
Aug 21st - Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
Aug 23rd - Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
Aug 23rd - World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
Aug 25th - Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's
Aug 27th - 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
Aug 31st - Queen Wilhelmina celebrates 50th jubilee
Sep 1st - Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six
Sep 1st - Communist form North China People's Republic
Sep 1st - UN's World Health Organization forms
Sep 3rd - W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
Sep 4th - "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 perfs
Sep 4th - Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
Sep 5th - In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
Sep 6th - "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 perfs
Sep 6th - 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
Sep 6th - Juliana becomes queen of Netherlands
Sep 7th - 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh
Sep 8th - British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
Sep 9th - "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 perfs
Sep 9th - Bkln Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
Sep 9th - People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed
Sep 10th - Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
Sep 10th - Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
Sep 12th - Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
Sep 13th - Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress
Sep 14th - Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary
Sep 14th - Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
Sep 14th - Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
Sep 15th - "Small Wonder" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 134 performances
Sep 15th - F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speech record of 1080 kph
Sep 15th - WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WMGM
Sep 16th - "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
Sep 16th - "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 perfs
Sep 17th - KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
Sep 17th - WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
Sep 18th - "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 perfs
Sep 18th - Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
Sep 18th - Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
Sep 19th - 62nd US Womens Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats A L Brough (46 64 15-13)
Sep 19th - 68th US Mens Tennis: "Pancho" Gonzales beats E Sturgess (62 63 14-12)
Sep 19th - Richard A Gonzales wins US Tennis Open
Sep 20th - "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances
Sep 20th - Mexican Baseball league disbanded
Sep 21st - "Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
Sep 23rd - Braves clinch NL pennant
Sep 24th - Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) pleads innocent in Wash DC
Sep 24th - Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
Sep 24th - The Honda Motor Company is founded.
Sep 25th - "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
Sep 26th - Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
Sep 27th - "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances
Sep 28th - WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
Sep 29th - Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" opens at Park Avenue Cinema
Sep 29th - WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
Sep 29th - WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
Oct 1st - Calif Supreme Court voids state statue banning interracial marriages
Oct 1st - Radio Denmark begins transmitting
Oct 2nd - "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 perfs
Oct 3rd - Columbia U reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
Oct 3rd - NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
Oct 4th - Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
Oct 4th - World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft)
Oct 5th - The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000.
Oct 6th - "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
Oct 6th - KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
Oct 9th - WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
Oct 10th - Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
Oct 11th - "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 252 performances
Oct 11th - "Where's Chartev?" opens at St James Theater NYC for 792 performances
Oct 11th - Cleve Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
Oct 12th - Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
Oct 14th - Batavia lt-governor-general Of Mook dismissed
Oct 14th - Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt
Oct 15th - China's Red army occupies Chinchov
Oct 16th - "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
Oct 16th - Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
Oct 18th - Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army
Oct 19th - "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances
Oct 21st - Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
Oct 21st - Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
Oct 21st - Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)
Oct 21st - UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
Oct 22nd - Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
Oct 24th - Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
Oct 24th - Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta," premieres
Oct 24th - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
Oct 24th - WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
Oct 25th - Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration
Oct 27th - Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege," premieres in Paris
Oct 27th - Israel recaptures Nizzanim in Negev
Oct 27th - Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).
Oct 28th - Flag of Israel is adopted
Oct 29th - Israeli forces liberate Meron & Gush-Halev
Oct 29th - Safsaf massacre
Oct 30th - 20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora Pennsylvania
Oct 30th - Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
Nov 1st - Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria
Nov 1st - Pres Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
Nov 2nd - Truman beats Dewey, confounding pollsters & newspapers
Nov 2nd - WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
Nov 3rd - 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago
Nov 3rd - Chicago Tribune reports: "Dewey beats Truman"
Nov 4th - TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
Nov 12th - Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
Nov 13th - "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 perfs
Nov 15th - William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as PM of Canada
Nov 16th - Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
Nov 17th - Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
Nov 19th - Belgian govt of Spaak, forms
Nov 20th - US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)
Nov 23rd - Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
Nov 24th - Ireland votes for independence from UK
Nov 24th - WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
Nov 25th - Ft Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed
Nov 25th - KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Nov 26th - Belgian govt of Spaak, resigns
Nov 27th - 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
Nov 27th - Honda 1st opens in America
Nov 28th - "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
Nov 28th - 1st Polaroid camera sold
Nov 29th - "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC
Nov 29th - 1st opera to be televised, "Othello," broadcast from the Met (NYC)
Nov 29th - KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
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Nov 30th - Baseball's Negro National League disbands
Nov 30th - Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
Nov 30th - Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
Dec 1st - Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan, King of Palestine
Dec 1st - Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
Dec 2nd - Stan Musial is picked NL MVP
Dec 3rd - "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
Dec 3rd - 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn-in
Dec 3rd - Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial
Dec 3rd - Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100
Dec 4th - "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 48 performances
Dec 4th - SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River China, sinks killing 2,750 die
Dec 5th - NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
Dec 8th - "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
Dec 8th - 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
Dec 8th - Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine
Dec 9th - UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
Dec 10th - UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Dec 11th - WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
Dec 11th - WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 12th - Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre - 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
Dec 15th - Former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury
Dec 16th - "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
Dec 18th - Indonesia begins it's 2nd political election
Dec 18th - WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 19th - 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
Dec 19th - 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3")
Dec 19th - Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
Dec 19th - Phila Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
Dec 20th - Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia
Dec 21st - O'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place
Dec 21st - State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
Dec 22nd - KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Dec 24th - 1st US house completely sunheated is occupied (Dover Mass)
Dec 24th - Greek govt disbands due to state of war, press censorship
Dec 26th - Hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested
Dec 28th - IDF crosses Egyptian border
Dec 28th - Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
Dec 28th - US announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
Dec 28th - The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
Dec 29th - "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
Dec 29th - Canada recognizes Israel
Dec 29th - US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
Dec 30th - "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances
Dec 31st - Dutch police actions up Java gone on strike


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