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1947 Yearly calendar

 
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EVENTS
1947-12-22  The Constituent Assembly of Italy approves the Constitution of Italy.  
1947-10-20  The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of Hollywood, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years.  
1947-06-24  Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.  
1947-07-10  Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by British Prime Minister Clement Attlee.  
1947-06-05  Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.  
1947-10-14  Captain Chuck Yeager of the U.S. Air Force flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound - over the high desert of Southern California - and becomes the first pilot and the first airplane to do so in level flight.  
1947-02-10  Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.  
1947-10-26  The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.  
1947-08-15  India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth.  
1947-04-15  Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.  
1947-10-24  Walt Disney testifies to the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.  
1947-10-01  The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.  
1947-09-30  The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations.  
1947-03-17  First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.  
1947-08-07  Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.  
1947-09-15  RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.  
1947-04-09  The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.  
1947-07-19  The Prime Minister of the shadow Burmese government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members are assassinated by Galon U Saw.  
1947-07-08  Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico.  
1947-08-17  The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.  
1947-10-30  The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is founded.  
1947-07-06  The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.  
1947-11-09  Junagadh is annexed as to Indian military intervention.  
1947-04-09  The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court's 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel.  
1947-06-25  The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.  
1947-09-18  The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces.  
1947-05-22  Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement.  
1947-02-03  The lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon.  
1947-07-11  The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.  
1947-07-20  Police in Burma arrest former Prime Minister U Saw and 19 others on charges of assassinating Prime Minister U Aung San and seven members of his cabinet.  
1947-04-06  The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.  
1947-11-18  The Ballantyne's Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41 (New Zealand's worst ever fire).  
1947-06-23  The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.  
1947-07-01  The Philippine Air Force is established.  
1947-11-06  Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).  
1947-11-17  The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.  
1947-11-13  Russia completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles  
1947-08-04  The Supreme Court of Japan is established.  
1947-09-24  The Majestic 12 committee is allegedly established by secret executive order of President Harry Truman  
1947-03-25  An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.  
1947-04-16  Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.  
1947-12-16  William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.  
1947-07-09  The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten is announced.  
1947-01-22  KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.  
1947-11-29  The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine (The Partition Plan).  
1947-03-12  The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.  
1947-12-30  King Michael of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet-backed Communist government of Romania.  
1947-05-01  Portella della Ginestra massacre against May Day celebrations in Sicily by the bandit and separatist leader Salvatore Giuliano; 11 persons were killed and 33 wounded.  
1947-02-17  The Voice of America begins transmitting radio broadcasts to the Soviet Union.  
1947-12-06  The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.  
1947-06-10  Saab produces its first automobile.  
1947-01-09  Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.  
1947-11-02  In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.  
1947-08-14  India and Pakistan gain Independence from the British Indian Empire under the administration of United Kingdom and joins the British Commonwealth.  
1947-02-25  State of Prussia ceases to exist.  
1947-12-17  First flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber.  
1947-09-17  James V. Forrestal is sworn in as the first Secretary of Defense of United States.  
1947-02-21  In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.  
1947-11-25  Red Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.  
1947-11-17  American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th Century.  
1947-09-30  The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.  
1947-11-25  New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom.  
1947-02-23  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.  
1947-09-15  Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.  
1947-07-20  The Viceroy of India says the people of the North-West Frontier Province overwhelmingly voted the previous day to join Pakistan rather than India.  
1947-04-30  In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.  
1947-03-01  The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.  
1947-04-16  Texas City Disaster: An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.  
1947-12-02  Jerusalem Riots of 1947: Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan.  
1947-10-05  The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.  
1947-01-03  Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.  
1947-04-28  Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.  
1947-02-28  228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.  
1947-12-23  The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.  
1947-07-26  Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.  
1947-12-14  The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.  
1947-05-03  New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.  
1947-10-20  United States of America and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time.  
1947-01-15  The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.  
1947-11-20  The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.  
1947-07-04  The "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before British House of Commons, suggesting bifurcation of British India into two sovereign countries – India and Pakistan.  
1947-08-07  The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).  
1947-08-08  Pakistan's National Flag is approved.  
1947-08-15  Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan at Karachi.  
1947-01-01  The American and British occupation zones in Germany, after the World War II, merge to form the Bizone, that later became the Federal Republic of Germany.  
1947-09-16  Typhoon Kathleen hit Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.  
1947-02-16  Canadians are granted Canadian citizenship after 80 years of being British subjects. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen.  
1947-07-05  Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League. (Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League 11 weeks earlier.)  
1947-12-25  The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.  



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