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Historical Events for the Year 1949

  • 1st January » United Nations cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly.
  • 2nd January » Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.
  • 3rd January » The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
  • 5th January » President of the United States named United States President Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program.
  • 11th January » The first "networked" television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh e.g Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
  • 11th January » A record-setting snowstorm hits Los Angeles, California.
  • 15th January » Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China e.g Communist forces Pingjin Campaign or take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
  • 17th January » 'The Goldbergs (broadcast series) or The Goldbergs', the first Situation comedy or sitcom on American television, airs for the first time.
  • 19th January » Cuba recognizes Israel.
  • 20th January » Point Four Program a program for economic aid to poor countries announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President.
  • 25th January » At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.
  • 26th January » The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees First light (astronomy) or first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
  • 31st January » These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.
  • 8th February » Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary is sentenced for treason.
  • 14th February » The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
  • 14th February » The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
  • 15th February » Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • 17th February » Chaim Weizmann begins his term as the first President of Israel.
  • 19th February » Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize named Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
  • 2nd March » Captain (U.S. Air Force) called Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress 'Lucky Lady II' in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
  • 2nd March » The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
  • 8th March » Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is condemned to prison for treason.
  • 8th March » President of France Vincent Auriol and ex-emperor Bảo Đại sign the Élysée Accords, giving Vietnam greater independence from France and creating the State of Vietnam to oppose Viet Minh-led North Vietnam or Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • 25th March » The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of Terrorism or terror. The Soviet Union e.g Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to
  • 30th March » A 1949 anti-NATO riot in Iceland known as riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
  • 31st March » The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Provinces of Canada named Province of Canada.
  • 1st April » Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China called Chinese Communist Party holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang or Nationalist Party in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
  • 1st April » The Government of Canada repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years.
  • 1st April » The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become Republic of Ireland known as Ireland.
  • 4th April » Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the NATO named North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  • 5th April » Fireside Theater debuts on television.
  • 5th April » A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.
  • 18th April » The keel for the aircraft carrier USS United States CVA-58 6 is laid down at Northrop Grumman Newport News Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
  • 28th April » Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while 'en route' to dedicate a hospital in memory of her Manuel L. Quezon or late husband; her daughter and ten others are also killed.
  • 4th May » The entire Torino F.C. named Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in Superga air disaster or a plane crash at the Superga hill at the
  • 5th May » The Treaty of London (1949) or Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
  • 6th May » Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator called EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital Von Neumann architecture known as stored-program computer, runs its first operation.
  • 9th May » Rainier III, Prince of Monaco called Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco.
  • 11th May » Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.
  • 11th May » Israel joins the United Nations.
  • 12th May » The Soviet Union lifts its Berlin Blockade called blockade of Berlin.
  • 12th May » The western Allied-occupied Germany occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany Basic Law for the new Germany German state: The West Germany Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 20th May » In the United States, the Armed Forces Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency, is established.
  • 23rd May » The West Germany named Federal Republic of Germany is established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is proclaimed.
  • 8th June » The celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an Federal Bureau of Investigation called FBI report as Communist Party members.
  • 14th June » Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rides a V2 rocket to an altitude of 134 km (83 mi), thereby becoming the first monkeys in space or monkey in space.
  • 24th June » The first Westerns on television e.g television western, 'Hopalong Cassidy', is aired on NBC starring William Boyd (actor) e.g William Boyd.
  • 25th June » 'Long-Haired Hare', starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.
  • 1st July » The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family.
  • 20th July » Israel and Syria sign a truce to end their 1948 Arab–Israeli War named nineteen-month war.
  • 21st July » The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • 27th July » Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
  • 5th August » In Ecuador, 1949 Ambato earthquake or an earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000.
  • 5th August » The Mann Gulch fire kills 13 firefighters in Montana.
  • 10th August » President of the United States U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the Federal government of the United States United States government, and replacing
  • 24th August » The treaty creating the NATO e.g North Atlantic Treaty Organization goes into effect.
  • 29th August » Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as 'First Lightning' or 'Joe 1', at Semipalatinsk Test Site known as Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
  • 31st August » The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
  • 4th September » The Peekskill Riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.
  • 6th September » Allies of World War II called Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control.
  • 17th September » The Canadian steamship SS named Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.
  • 30th September » The Berlin Airlift ends.
  • 3rd October » WERD (defunct) called WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta.
  • 7th October » The communist East Germany or German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
  • 14th October » Eleven leaders of the American Communist Party are convicted, after a nine-month trial in a Federal District Court, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. Federal Government.
  • 16th October » Nikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a "temporary cease-fire", effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
  • 16th October » The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic are established.
  • 24th October » The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
  • 2nd November » The Dutch–Indonesian Round Table Conference ends with the Netherlands agreeing to transfer sovereignty of the Dutch East Indies to the Republic of the United States of Indonesia called United States of Indonesia.
  • 7th November » The first oil was taken in Neft Daşları e.g Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları), oldest offshore oil platform.
  • 15th November » Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi e.g Mahatma Gandhi.
  • 18th November » The Iva Valley Shooting occurs after the coal miners of Enugu in Nigeria go on Strike action e.g strike over withheld wages; 21 miners are shot dead and 51 are wounded by police under the supervision of the Colonial Nigeria or British colonial administrat
  • 26th November » The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the Constitution of India named constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 7th December » Chinese Civil War: The government of the Taiwan called Republic of China moves from Nanjing or Nanking to Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 8th December » The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is established to provide aid to Palestinian refugees who left their homes during the 1948 Palestinian exodus.
  • 13th December » The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.
  • 27th December » Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.
  • 29th December » KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.