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  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    Reward for his alleged wartime cooperation

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1946

    On January 3, 1946, as a presumed reward for his alleged wartime cooperation (in WWII), Dewey reluctantly commuted Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he did not resist deportation to Italy.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    To Ellis Island in New York Harbor for deportation proceedings

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 1946

    On February 2, 1946, two federal immigration agents transported Luciano from Sing Sing prison to Ellis Island in New York Harbor for deportation proceedings.




  • Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    Luciano's ship sailed

    Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 1946

    On February 10, Luciano's ship sailed from Brooklyn harbor for Italy.




  • Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
    Friday Mar 8, 1946

    Bretton Woods Conference

    Formally organized at an inaugural meeting

    Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
    Friday Mar 8, 1946

    The institutions (IMF and IBRD) were formally organized at an inaugural meeting in Savannah, Georgia, on March 8–18, 1946.




  • Philadelphia, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1946

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon was Relieved of Active Duty

    Philadelphia, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1946

    On March 10, 1946, he was relieved of active duty, and he resigned his commission on New Year's Day 1946.




  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.
    Tuesday May 21, 1946

    Atomic Bomb

    Physicist Louis Slotin received a lethal dose of radiation

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.
    Tuesday May 21, 1946

    21 May 1946: While conducting further impromptu experiments on the third plutonium core at Los Alamos National Laboratory, physicist Louis Slotin received a lethal dose of radiation. He died on 30 May 1946.




  • Queens, New York, U.S.
    Friday Jun 14, 1946

    Donald Trump

    Birth

    Queens, New York, U.S.
    Friday Jun 14, 1946

    Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, at the Jamaica Hospital in the borough of Queens, New York City. His father was Frederick Christ Trump, a Bronx-born real estate developer, whose own parents were German immigrants. His mother was Scottish-born housewife and socialite Mary Anne MacLeod Trump.


  • New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 6, 1946

    George W. Bush

    Birth

    New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 6, 1946

    George Walker Bush was born on July 6, 1946, at Yale–New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.


  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 13, 1946

    Marilyn Monroe

    1st Divorce

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 13, 1946

    In September 1946, she divorced Dougherty, who was against her having a career.


  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 30, 1946

    DC Comics

    National Comics Publications

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 30, 1946

    National Allied Publications soon merged with Detective Comics, Inc., forming National Comics Publications on September 30, 1946.


  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 30, 1946

    DC Comics

    National Periodical Publications

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 30, 1946

    National Comics Publications absorbed an affiliated concern, Max Gaines' and Liebowitz' All-American Publications. In the same year Gaines let Liebowitz buy him out, and kept only Picture Stories from the Bible as the foundation of his own new company, EC Comics. At that point, "Liebowitz promptly orchestrated the merger of All-American and Detective Comics into National Comics... Next he took charge of organizing National Comics, [the self-distributorship] Independent News, and their affiliated firms into a single corporate entity, National Periodical Publications".


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 12, 1946

    Louis Armstrong

    A Guest artist with Lionel Hampton's band

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 12, 1946

    Armstrong was featured as a guest artist with Lionel Hampton's band at the famed second Cavalcade of Jazz concert held at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles which was produced by Leon Hefflin Sr. on October 12, 1946.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 5, 1946

    Richard Nixon

    Winning In The 1946 California's 12th congressional district elections

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 5, 1946

    In 1945, Republicans in California's 12th congressional district were frustrated by their inability to defeat Democratic Congressman Jerry Voorhis and sought a consensus candidate who would run a strong campaign against him. They formed a "Committee of 100" to decide on a candidate hoping to avoid internal dissensions which had previously led to Voorhis victories. After the committee failed to attract higher-profile candidates Herman Perry, Whittier's Bank of America branch manager, suggested Nixon, a family friend with whom he had served on the Whittier College Board of Trustees before the war. Perry wrote to Nixon in Baltimore. After a night of excited talk between the Nixons, the naval officer responded to Perry with enthusiasm. Nixon flew to California and was selected by the committee. When he left the Navy at the start of 1946, Nixon and his wife returned to Whittier, where Nixon began a year of intensive campaigning. He contended that Voorhis had been ineffective as a congressman and suggested that Voorhis's endorsement by a group linked to communists meant that Voorhis must have radical views. Nixon won the election, receiving 65,586 votes to Voorhis's 49,994.


  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1946

    Steven Spielberg

    Born

    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1946

    Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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