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Explore Historical Events in 1948 through Old Newspaper Archives

Newspapers have always served as an essential source of information. They hold irreplaceable information and events that can be further discovered through the use of our archive. For the year 1948, such events include the inauguration of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the establishment of the NASCAR racing organization, the end of the Costa Rican Civil War, the establishment of Alcoholics Anonymous in London, the founding of the 57th Street Art fair, 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.

Historical Events
For Year 1948

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

January 1, 1948

The inauguration of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade occurs. Read More

January 4, 1948

The United Kingdom grants independence to Burma. Read More

January 5, 1948

The first color newsreel is distributed by Warner Brothers Studio of the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl.
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January 12, 1948

A fast-unto-death is started by Mahatma Gandhi in an effort to stop the general violence at the Partition of India.
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January 30, 1948

The assassination of the pacifist leader Mahatma Gandi is executed by Nathuram Godse. Read More

February 21, 1948

NASCAR racing organization is established by Bill France, Sr. Read More

February 25, 1948

The Communist Party celebrates the take over of Czechoslovakia in what is known as "Victorious February."
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March 17, 1948

The California motorcycle gang Hells Angeles is established. Read More

March 20, 1948

The 20th Academy Award for Best Picture is won by Gentleman's Agreement. Read More

April 3, 1948

$5 billion is distributed for aid in 16 countries , as initiated by the signing of the Marshall Plan by President Truman.
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April 3, 1948

The NBC Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Arturo Toscanini in the first television broadcast of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
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April 7, 1948

The United Nations founds the World Health Organization. Read More

April 16, 1948

The Organization for European Economic Co-operation is established. Read More

April 24, 1948

The end of the Costa Rican Civil War occurs. Read More

May 14, 1948

The formation of the Israeli Declaration of Independence occurs. Read More

May 26, 1948

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.
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June 24, 1948

Geneva holds the first World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization. Read More

July 15, 1948

Strikes all over the Italy are provoked by the attempted assassination of the general secretary of the Italian Communist Party, Palmiro Togliatti.
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July 15, 1948

Alcoholics Anonymous is established in London for the first time. Read More

July 20, 1948

The second peacetime military draft is delivered by President Harry S. Truman in the midst of growing tensions with the Soviet Union.
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August 1, 1948

The establishment of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations occurs. Read More

August 16, 1948

Babe Ruth dies at the age of 53. Read More

August 23, 1948

The founding of the World Council of Churches occurs. Read More

October 16, 1948

The 57th Street Art Fair is established and becomes the oldest art fair in the American Midwest.
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December 10, 1948

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which establishing the inherent rights all humans are entitled to is accepted by the United Nations General Assembly.
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