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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization gains Greece and Turkey. Read More
An announcement of the United Kingdom having an atomic bomb is made by Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
A peace treaty is established between the United States and Japan. Read More
President Harry Truman states that he will not run for reelection. Read More
The I Love Lucy "Marriage License" episode premieres and becomes the first TV show to be seen in over 10,000,000 households.
The end of the war between Japan and the Allies is formally declared with the signing of the Treaty of San Francisco.
The formation of an East German army is threatened. Read More
The Israeli and Japanese governments establish diplomatic relations. Read More
The first publication of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl occurs. Read More
A number of supposed UFOs that were tracked on U.S. radars create a buzz in Washington D.C.
The creation of a Puerto Rican self-governing commonwealth of the United States occurs. Read More
The IMF and the World Bank gains West Germany as a member. Read More
West German and Israeli reparation negotiations are concluded with Germany owing 3 billion Deutsche Marks.
The Finnish war restitutions are sent to the Soviet Union for the last time. Read More
The first open-heart operation is conducted by Dr. C. Walton Lillehei and Dr. F. John Lewis at the University of Minnesota.
Japan applies to become a member of the United Nations, which is vetoed by the Soviet Union.
New York's United Nations building holds the first meeting of the United Nations. Read More
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes president by defeating his Democrat opponent in the Presidential Election.
The U.S. National Security Agency is established. Read More