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The inauguration of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade occurs. Read More
The United Kingdom grants independence to Burma. Read More
The first color newsreel is distributed by Warner Brothers Studio of the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl.
A fast-unto-death is started by Mahatma Gandhi in an effort to stop the general violence at the Partition of India.
The assassination of the pacifist leader Mahatma Gandi is executed by Nathuram Godse. Read More
NASCAR racing organization is established by Bill France, Sr. Read More
The Communist Party celebrates the take over of Czechoslovakia in what is known as "Victorious February."
The California motorcycle gang Hells Angeles is established. Read More
The 20th Academy Award for Best Picture is won by Gentleman's Agreement. Read More
$5 billion is distributed for aid in 16 countries , as initiated by the signing of the Marshall Plan by President Truman.
The NBC Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Arturo Toscanini in the first television broadcast of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
The United Nations founds the World Health Organization. Read More
The Organization for European Economic Co-operation is established. Read More
The end of the Costa Rican Civil War occurs. Read More
The formation of the Israeli Declaration of Independence occurs. Read More
Law 557 is approved by the U.S. Congress in order to establish the Civil Air Patrol as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
Geneva holds the first World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization. Read More
Strikes all over the Italy are provoked by the attempted assassination of the general secretary of the Italian Communist Party, Palmiro Togliatti.
Alcoholics Anonymous is established in London for the first time. Read More
The second peacetime military draft is delivered by President Harry S. Truman in the midst of growing tensions with the Soviet Union.
The establishment of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations occurs. Read More
Babe Ruth dies at the age of 53. Read More
The founding of the World Council of Churches occurs. Read More
The 57th Street Art Fair is established and becomes the oldest art fair in the American Midwest.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which establishing the inherent rights all humans are entitled to is accepted by the United Nations General Assembly.