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The events that occurred during the year 1947 were essential to the transformation of the world after World War II into what it is today. Some of the most notable events from this year were the operation of the International Monetary Fund, the implementation of the Truman Doctrine, the founding of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the acceptance of the new constitution of Italy, the "Black Dahlia" murder, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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The first television broadcast of the U.S. Congress proceedings occur. Read More
The unsolved murder of the "Black Dahlia" occurs in Los Angeles with the discovery of the aspiring actress Elizabeth Short's body.
The Allies from World War II sign peace treaties with Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Finland.
The first Volkswagen Beetle arrives in New York after being purchased and shipped from Germany by John C. Hennessy, Jr.
Operation of the International Monetary Fund begins. Read More
The Truman Doctrine is professed to encourage the spread of Communism. Read More
The 19th Academy Awards Best Picture is won by the film Best Years of Our Lives. Read More
The Brooklyn Dodgers gets the first African American Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson.
The Tom and Jerry cartoon that won an Academy Award, The Cat Concerto, makes its theatrical debut.
An Act of Congress implementing the Truman Doctrine is signed by U.S. President Harry S. Truman in an effort to contain the advance of Communism, ultimately starting the Cold War.
Wales holds the first Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Read More
The House of Representatives and the United States Senate attempt to override the Taft-Hartley Act that was vetoed by President Harry Truman.
The Roswell UFO incident occurs in which a report of an extraterrestrial spacecraft if found in Roswell, New Mexico.
The United States Air Force, National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency are all created by the National Security Act.
The base of the World Trade Organization is founded as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
The general strike in France is called off by the French labour unions. Read More
The death of 400,000 Hindus and Muslims occur when they try to migrate to India and Pakistan.
The new Constitution of Italy is accepted in a vote by the Italian Constituent Assembly.
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