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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.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 10, 1946

    United Nations

    First meetings of the General Assembly

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 10, 1946

    The first meetings of the General Assembly, with 51 nations represented, and the Security Council took place in Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London beginning on 10 January 1946. Debates began at once covering topical issues including the presence of Russian troops in Iranian Azerbaijan, Great Britain's forces in Greece and within days the first veto was cast.




  • 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.




  • Hampton, London, England
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1946

    The Imitation game: Alan Turing

    Von Neumann's incomplete First Draft

    Hampton, London, England
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1946

    He presented a paper on 19 February 1946, which was the first detailed design of a stored-program computer. Von Neumann's incomplete First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC had predated Turing's paper, but it was much less detailed and, according to John R. Womersley, Superintendent of the NPL Mathematics Division, it "contains a number of ideas which are Dr. Turing's own". Although ACE was a feasible design, the secrecy surrounding the wartime work at Bletchley Park led to delays in starting the project and he became disillusioned.




  • Hampton, London, England
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1946

    Alan Turing

    Presenting The First Detailed Design of a Stored-Program Computer

    Hampton, London, England
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1946

    Turing presented a paper on 19 February 1946, which was the first detailed design of a stored-program computer.




  • Naples, Italy
    Thursday Feb 28, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    Arrived in Naples

    Naples, Italy
    Thursday Feb 28, 1946

    This was the last time he would see the US. On February 28, after a 17-day voyage, Luciano's ship arrived in Naples. On arrival, Luciano told reporters he would probably reside in Sicily.


  • Vietnam
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1946

    Ho Chi Minh

    Recognizing Vietnam as an autonomous State

    Vietnam
    Wednesday Mar 6, 1946

    When Chiang forced the French to give the French concessions in Shanghai back to China in exchange for withdrawing from northern Indochina, he had no choice but to sign an agreement with France on 6 March 1946 in which Vietnam would be recognized as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union. The agreement soon broke down.


  • 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.


  • China
    Wednesday Mar 27, 1946

    Chinese Civil War

    Soviet diplomats requested a joint venture of industrial development with the Nationalist Party in Manchuria

    China
    Wednesday Mar 27, 1946

    Prior to giving control to Communist leaders, on March 27 Soviet diplomats requested a joint venture of industrial development with the Nationalist Party in Manchuria.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Apr 18, 1946

    United Nations

    Final meeting of the League of Nations

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Apr 18, 1946

    The final meeting of the League of Nations took place on 18 April 1946 in Geneva.


  • East Sussex, England
    Sunday Apr 21, 1946

    John Maynard Keynes

    Death

    East Sussex, England
    Sunday Apr 21, 1946

    Keynes died of a heart attack at Tilton, his farmhouse home near Firle, East Sussex, England, on 21 April 1946, at the age of 62.


  • Merano, Italy
    Friday Apr 26, 1946

    Martin Bormann

    Gerda Bormann's Death

    Merano, Italy
    Friday Apr 26, 1946

    Gerda Bormann died of cancer on 26 April 1946, in Merano, Italy. Bormann's children survived the war, and were cared for in foster homes.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    Sony Corporation

    Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    On 7 May 1946, Ibuka was joined by Akio Morita to establish a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation).The company built Japan's first tape recorder, called the Type-G. In 1958, the company changed its name to "Sony".


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    Sony Corporation

    Founding

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    Sony began in the wake of World War II. In 1946, Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in a department store building in Tokyo. The company started with a capital of ¥190,000 and a total of eight employees.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    Akio Morita

    Founding Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (SONY)

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    On May 7, 1946, Ibuka founded Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, the forerunner of Sony Corporation) with about 20 employees and initial capital of ¥190,000. Ibuka was 38 years old. Morita, 25 years old joined Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha shortly after its inception, with Morita's family investing in Sony during the early period and being the largest shareholder.


  • 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.


  • Manatuto, Timor-Leste
    Thursday Jun 20, 1946

    Xanana Gusmão

    Birth

    Manatuto, Timor-Leste
    Thursday Jun 20, 1946

    Gusmão was born in Manatuto, in what was then Portuguese Timor, to parents of mixed Portuguese-Timorese ancestry, both of whom were school teachers.


  • China
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1946

    Chinese Civil War

    The truce fell apart in June 1946 when full-scale war between CPC and KMT forces broke out

    China
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1946

    The truce fell apart in June 1946 when full-scale war between CPC and KMT forces broke out on June 26. China then entered a state of civil war that lasted more than three years.


  • 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.


  • China
    Saturday Jul 20, 1946

    Chinese Civil War

    Large-scale assault on Communist territory

    China
    Saturday Jul 20, 1946

    On 20 July 1946, Chiang Kai-shek launched a large-scale assault on Communist territory in North China with 113 brigades (a total of 1.6 million troops).


  • Stone Town, Zanzibar (Present Day Part of Tanzania)
    Thursday Sep 5, 1946

    Freddie Mercury

    Birth

    Stone Town, Zanzibar (Present Day Part of Tanzania)
    Thursday Sep 5, 1946

    Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Stone Town in the British protectorate of Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania) on 5 September 1946.


  • Loreto convent, Darjeeling, India
    Tuesday Sep 10, 1946

    Mother Teresa

    The call within the call

    Loreto convent, Darjeeling, India
    Tuesday Sep 10, 1946

    On 10 September 1946, Teresa experienced what she later described as "the call within the call" when she travelled by train to the Loreto convent in Darjeeling from Calcutta for her annual retreat.


  • 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.


  • Nuremberg, Germany
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1946

    Martin Bormann

    Bormann Was Sentenced To Death by Hanging

    Nuremberg, Germany
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1946

    On 15 October 1946 he was sentenced to death by hanging, with the provision that if he were later found alive, any new facts brought to light at that time could be taken into consideration to reduce the sentence or overturn it.


  • Cuba
    Tuesday Oct 29, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    To latin America

    Cuba
    Tuesday Oct 29, 1946

    In October 1946, Luciano secretly moved to Havana, Cuba. Luciano first took a freighter from Naples to Caracas, Venezuela, then flew to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He then flew to Mexico City and doubled back to Caracas, where he took a private plane to Camaguey, Cuba, finally arriving on October 29. Luciano was then driven to Havana, where he moved into an estate in the Miramar section of the city. His objective was to be closer to the US so that he could resume control over American Mafia operations and eventually return home.


  • Karkow, Poland
    Friday Nov 1, 1946

    Pope John Paul II

    A Priest

    Karkow, Poland
    Friday Nov 1, 1946

    After finishing his studies at the seminary in Kraków, Wojtyła was ordained as a priest on All Saints' Day, 1 November 1946, by the Archbishop of Kraków, Cardinal Sapieha.


  • 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.


  • Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    First Indochina War

    The French fleet began a naval bombardment of the Vietnamese sections of Haiphong

    Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    On November 23, 1946, the French fleet began a naval bombardment of the Vietnamese sections of Haiphong that killed over 6,000 Vietnamese civilians in one afternoon. The Việt Minh quickly agreed to a cease-fire and left the cities. This is known as the Haiphong incident.


  • Japan
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    Thanksgiving

    Labor Thanksgiving Day

    Japan
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    Labor Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place annually on November 23. The law establishing the holiday, which was adopted during the American occupation after World War II, cites it as an occasion for commemorating labor and production and giving one another thanks. It has roots in the ancient Shinto harvest ceremony (Niiname-sai).


  • Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    Ho Chi Minh

    Haiphong Incident

    Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    The bombardment of Haiphong by French forces at Hanoi only strengthened the belief that France had no intention of allowing an autonomous, independent state in Vietnam. The bombardment of Haiphong reportedly killed more than 6000 Vietnamese civilians. French forces marched into Hanoi, now the capital city of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


  • Rome, Italy
    Tuesday Nov 26, 1946

    Pope John Paul II

    Rome's Pontifical International Athenaeum Angelicum

    Rome, Italy
    Tuesday Nov 26, 1946

    Sapieha sent Wojtyła to Rome's Pontifical International Athenaeum Angelicum, the future Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, to study under the French Dominican Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange beginning on 26 November 1946.


  • 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.


  • Vietnam
    Thursday Dec 19, 1946

    First Indochina War

    All-out war broke out

    Vietnam
    Thursday Dec 19, 1946

    After over one year of latent conflict, all-out war broke out in December 1946 between French and Việt Minh forces as Hồ Chí Minh and his government went underground.


  • Vietnam
    Thursday Dec 19, 1946

    Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh declared war against The French Union

    Vietnam
    Thursday Dec 19, 1946

    On 19 December 1946, after the Haiphong incident, Ho Chi Minh declared war against the French Union, marking the beginning of the Indochina War.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Friday Dec 20, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    The three topics under discussion

    Havana, Cuba
    Friday Dec 20, 1946

    In 1946, Lansky called a meeting of the heads of the major crime families in Havana that December, dubbed the Havana Conference. The ostensible reason was to see singer Frank Sinatra perform. However, the real reason was to discuss mob business with Luciano in attendance. The three topics under discussion were: the heroin trade, Cuban gambling, and what to do about Siegel and his floundering Flamingo Hotel project in Las Vegas.


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