70 years ago in 1949

As my Dad was born 70years ago this month in 1949. I did some research about 1949.

Book released:The Man with the Golden Arm, Nelson Algren; The Jacaranda Tree, H.E. Bates; Guard of Honor, James Gould Cozzens; Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford; 1984, George Orwell; This I Remember, Eleanor Roosevelt

Unknown date

* The Currywurst is invented in Berlin.

1949 month by month

January

* January 9–January 12 – The Los Angelesarea is hit with a massive snow storm.

First time snow officially recorded as falling in LA

* January 20 – Harry S. Truman is sworn infor a full term, as President of the United States.

February

February 1

* Rationing of clothes ends in Britain.

Feb 1st ◦ Belgian astronomer Jean Meeus asserts that the orbits of all the planets of the Solar System are within the same 90° arc of the Solar System, on this date. The next time it is thought this will occur is on May 6, 2492.

February 28 – Margaret Roberts, the future Margaret Thatcher, is adopted as the Conservative candidate for Dartford. She will go on to fight two elections in the constituency unsuccessfully, in 1950 and 195

March

* March 2 – The B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II (under Captain James Gallagher) lands in Fort Worth, Texas, after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight (it was refueled in flight 4 times).

April

* April 18 – The Republic of Ireland formally becomes a republic, and leaves the British Commonwealth.

* April 26 – Transjordan changes its name, to the Kingdom of Jordan.

May

* May 6 – EDSAC, the first practicable stored-program computer, runs its first program at Cambridge University.[4]

* Siam officially changes its French name to “Thaïlande” (English name to “Thailand”), having officially changed its Thai name to “Prated Thai” since 1939.

* May 12 – Cold War: The Soviet Union lifts the Berlin Blockade.

June

* June 7–25 – Dock workers strike in the United Kingdom.

* June 14 – Albert II, a rhesus monkey, becomes the first primate to enter space, on U.S. Hermes project V-2 rocket Blossom IVB, but is killed on impact at return.

July

* July 27

* The de Havilland Comet, the world’s first jet-powered airliner, makes its first flight, in England.

* Rhodesia beats the New Zealand national rugby union team (the All Blacks) 10-8, in an exhibition match in Bulawayo, the only non-Test nation ever to achieve this feat.

August

* August 10 – the Avro Canada C102 Jetliner makes its first flight; it is the first jet airliner to fly in North America.

September

* September 19 – The United Kingdom government devalues the pound sterling from $4.03 to $2.80, leading to many other currencies being devalued.

October

* October 1 – The People’s Republic of China is officially proclaimed.

* October 2 – The Soviet Union recognizes the People’s Republic of China.

* October 13 – Severe flooding hits Guatemala.

November

* November 28 – Winston Churchill makes a landmark speech in support of the idea of a European Union, at Kingsway Hall, London.[7]

December

* December 29 – KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.

Author: wonderwall360blog

So many wonders of the world to write about on my blog wall. I'm an Oasis fan hence the using wondewall as blog name.

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