Historical Events In 1949
Saturday, 24 October 2020
May 11 On this day in history first Polaroid camera sold $89.95 (NYC)
May 11 Israel becomes a member of the United Nations on this day in history.
May 11 In the year 1949 siam changes its name to Thailand
May 11 The recently introduced Polaroid camera sells for $89.95 in new York City in the year 1949.
May 12 The blockade of the city of Berlin, by the USSR, is officially lifted in the year 1949.
May 12 The first foreign woman ambassador received in US (S V L Pandit India) in the year 1949.
May 12 West begins Berlin Airlift to get supplies around Soviet blockade on this day in history.
May 13 1st British-produced jet bomber, Canberra, makes its 1st test flight on this day in history.
May 13 In the year 1949 the first British-produced jet bomber, Canberra, makes its first test flight later this type of aricaraft was used in the 1982 war in the Falklands
May 14 Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral on this day in history.
May 16 On this day in history william Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies
May 17 On this day in history british government recognizes Republic of Ireland
May 18 Antiquarian Booksellers Assoc of America incorporates in the year 1949.
May 18 On this day in history antiquarian Booksellers Association of America incorporates
May 18 James T Adams, US historian (Pulitzer 1921) on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 1949 klaus Mann, German writer, dies at 42
May 22 On this day in history hans Erich Pfitzner, Russian/German composer, dies at 80
May 23 On this day in history federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)
May 25 Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai on this day in history.
May 25 In the year 1949 simon H Spoor, intelligence officer/general (WW II), dies at 47
May 27 Indians start 12-17, owner Bill Veeck arranges a "Second Opening Day" on this day in history.
May 27 In the year 1949 martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane
May 27 Ropert L Ripley, cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in NY in the year 1949.
May 27 Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin on this day in history.
May 29 On this day in history candid Camera, TV comedy Variety, moves to NBC
May 30 East Germans constitution approved in the year 1949.
May 30 NPS/VHP win first general election in Suriname on this day in history.
May 31 Charley Lupica begins stay on 4-foot-square platform platform atop a 60' pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, and he comes down 117 days later) on this day in history.
Jun 01 The first magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek) in the year 1949.
Jun 02 Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1949.
Jun 02 On this day in history transjordan renamed Jordan
Jun 03 In the year 1949 1st negro to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)
Jun 03 In the year 1949 amedos Peter Giannine, founder of Bank of America dies at 79
Jun 03 Dragnet is first broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles) on this day in history.