The year 1946 is the first year after the end of World War II. There are many important events that occurred during this year contributing to the restoration of the world after all of the destruction that occurred during the war, including the first session of the United Nations Security Council, the league of Nations dissolving and transferring to the United Nations, the opening of the World Bank, the first test of an underwater nuclear bomb, the first theme park opening, 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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January 7, 1946
The Australian Republic is recognized by the Allies and divided into four occupation zones.
January 17, 1946
The first session of the United Nations Security Council is held at Church House in Westminster, London.
January 25, 1946
The American Federation of Labor is rejoined by the United Mine Workers.
February 1, 1946
The first United Nations Secretary General is Trygve Lie of Norway.
February 1, 1946
The Kingdom of Hungary is declared a republic.
March 7, 1946
The Best Picture of the 18th Academy Award ceremony is won by The Lost Weekend.
March 15, 1946
Independence is guaranteed by Clement Attlee to India upon their agreement on a constitution.
April 1, 1946
The formation of the Malayan Union occurs.
April 10, 1946
The first time women are able to vote occurs in Japan during the House of Representatives of the Imperial Diet elections.
April 18, 1946
The mission of the League of Nations is transferred to the United Nations in the last meeting before it is dissolved.
May 2, 1946
A riot arises as an escape from the Alcatraz federal prison is attempted by six inmates known as the "Battle of Alcatraz."
June 6, 1946
The professional basketball league, the Basketball Association of America, is established in New York City.