What major events happened in 1948
MAJOR EVENTS: Communists seize power in Czechoslovakia; Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated in India; Alger Hiss is accused of spying for the Soviet Union by the House Un-American Activities Committee; and the US Congress ratifies the Marshall Plan, authorizing $17 billion in European aid. September 17, 2020
What was the news in 1948
The Organization of American States (OAS) Charter was signed in Bogotá, Colombia, on April 30, Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu militant on January 30, and the Berlin Airlift began on June 21 and ended on May 12, 1949.
What happened in 1948 in the US
Turnip Day Session: Truman urges the 80th United States Congress to pass legislation as he signs Executive Order 9981, ending racial segregation in the US Armed Forces.
What was established in 1948
As a specialized agency of the United Nations tasked with acting as the directing and coordinating body for matters pertaining to public health and international health, the World Health Organization was founded in 1948.
What happened March 1948
On March 11, 1948 (a Thursday), a bombing at the Jerusalem headquarters of the Jewish Agency resulted in the deaths of 12 Jews.
What happened April 1948
On Saturday, April 24, 1948, the National Liberation Army won the 44-day Costa Rican Civil War, which is thought to have claimed the lives of about 2,000 people.
What were 3 big news stories 100 years ago
- The Sacco and Vanzetti Case, April 15, 1920.
- 21 September 1920: Women Get Rights.
- the Miss American Pageant on July 27, 1921.
- Inebriation on December 5, 1924.
- The Spirit of St. John, May 20, 1927
- The Empire State Building on January 22, 1930.
- The Great Depression, September 4, 1930.
- Prohibition began on March 1st.
What was the population of the United States in 1948
The civilian population increased from 8 to 145,306,000 in the year before July 1, 1948, an increase of 142,660,000 or 2,647,000, as opposed to an increase of nearly 11 million in the year before July 1, 1946.
What major event happened in 1984
The 1984 Winter Olympics are held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, from February 8 to February 19, and on February 13 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. On February 7 astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart complete the first untethered space walk.
What events happened in 1949
What took place in 1949? Major news stories include Mao Tse Tungs proclamation of the Communist Peoples Republic of China, the acceptance of the Geneva Convention, the sale of the first Volkswagen Beetle, known as the “Peoples Car,” in the US, the start of apartheid in South Africa, and the development of a color television broadcasting system by RCA.
What happened in1950
MAJOR EVENTS: Senator Joseph McCarthy warns of communist infiltration of the State Department. Communist Chinese forces occupy Tibet. President Truman declares a state of emergency. Failed assassination attempt on President Truman by Puerto Rican nationalists. 21 September 2020