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Historical Events Happened In 1947

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Jan 01   On this day in history benelux agress to work related issues  

Jan 01   Britain nationalizes its coal industry on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1947 a new specification for aircraft color was issued providing for the use of glossy sea blue on all shipboard and water based aircraft and all helicopters  

Jan 02   In the year 1947 mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal  

Jan 02   Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 1st opening session of Congress to be televised  

Jan 03   In the year 1947 congressional proceedings are televised for the first time as viewers in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. witness opening ceremonies of the 80th Congress.  

Jan 03   William Dawson becomes first black to head congressional committee in the year 1947.  

Jan 04   In the year 1947 "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances  

Jan 04   Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71 in the year 1947.  

Jan 06   Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs England in MCG Test on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history aust v Eng at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Aust since 1882  

Jan 07   In the year 1947 australia vs England at MCG drawn in 6 days, first cricket draw in Australia since 1882  

Jan 08   On this day in history gen George Marshall becomes Sect of State  

Jan 08   On this day in history general George Marshall becomes Secretary of State  

Jan 08   The birth of David Bowie, English rock singer and film actor on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1947 toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game  

Jan 09   "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1947 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances  

Jan 10   In the year 1947 british stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel  

Jan 10   Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard in the year 1947.  

Jan 12   On this day in history jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77  

Jan 13   Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Vincent Aurial elected President of France on this day in history.  

Jan 17   In the year 1947 muiden Neth ammunition factory explodes, 16 die  

Jan 17   Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die in the year 1947.  

Jan 18   "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances in the year 1947.  

Jan 18   Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400 in the year 1947.  

Jan 19   SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392 in the year 1947.  

Jan 20   Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA in the year 1947.  

Jan 20   On this day in history josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35  

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Jan 02   On this day in history birth of aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)  

Jan 02   Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Jack Hanna, American zoologist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of j Danforth Quayle, (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93)/rich draft dodger  

Jan 04   Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears) was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 04   Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter was born in the year 1947.  

Famous Deaths In 1947

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1947 karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53  

Jan 11   Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879) died on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77  

Jan 13   On this day in history veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61  

Jan 15   On this day in history death of elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)  

Jan 17   Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869) died in the year 1947.  

Jan 20   On this day in history josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35