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  • Cuba
    Friday Feb 21, 1947

    Lucky Luciano

    The US started putting pressure

    Cuba
    Friday Feb 21, 1947

    Soon after the Conference began, the US government learned that Luciano was in Cuba. Luciano had been publicly fraternizing with Sinatra as well as visiting numerous nightclubs, so his presence was no secret in Havana. The US started putting pressure on the Cuban government to expel him. On February 21, 1947, U.S. Narcotics Commissioner Harry J. Anslinger notified the Cubans that the US would block all shipment of narcotic prescription drugs while Luciano was there.




  • Dunkirk, France
    Tuesday Mar 4, 1947

    NATO Establishment

    The Treaty of Dunkirk

    Dunkirk, France
    Tuesday Mar 4, 1947

    On 4 March 1947 the Treaty of Dunkirk was signed by France and the United Kingdom as a Treaty of Alliance and Mutual Assistance in the event of a possible attack by Germany or the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II.




  • France
    Friday Mar 21, 1947

    First Indochina War

    The First occurrence was probably at The National Assembly

    France
    Friday Mar 21, 1947

    The first occurrence was probably at the National Assembly on March 21, 1947, when the communist deputes refused to back the military credits for Indochina.




  • Genoa, Italy
    Friday Apr 11, 1947

    Lucky Luciano

    To Genoa

    Genoa, Italy
    Friday Apr 11, 1947

    After Luciano's secret trip to Cuba, he spent the rest of his life in Italy under tight police surveillance. When he arrived in Genoa on April 11, 1947, Italian police arrested him and sent him to a jail in Palermo.




  • Shanghai, China
    Saturday Apr 12, 1947

    Chinese Civil War

    Shanghai Massacre

    Shanghai, China
    Saturday Apr 12, 1947

    On April 12, in Shanghai, many Communist members in the KMT were purged through hundreds of arrests and executions on the orders of General Bai Chongxi. The CPC referred to this as the April 12 Incident or Shanghai Massacre. This incident widened the rift between Chiang and Wang Jingwei, another warlord who controlled the city of Wuhan.




  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 25, 1947

    Johan Cruyff

    Birth

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 25, 1947

    Hendrik Johannes "Johan" Cruijff was born on 25 April 1947 in Amsterdam, on a street five minutes away from Ajax's stadium, his first football club.




  • France
    Friday May 9, 1947

    World Bank

    First country to receive a World Bank loan

    France
    Friday May 9, 1947

    The first country to receive a World Bank loan was France. The Bank's president at the time, John McCloy, chose France over two other applicants, Poland and Chile. The loan was for US$250 million, half the amount requested, and it came with strict conditions. France had to agree to produce a balanced budget and give priority of debt repayment to the World Bank over other governments.


  • Palermo, Italy
    Sunday May 11, 1947

    Lucky Luciano

    Released him

    Palermo, Italy
    Sunday May 11, 1947

    On May 11, a regional commission in Palermo warned Luciano to stay out of trouble and released him.


  • China
    Monday Jun 30, 1947

    Chinese Civil War

    The Communists counterattacked

    China
    Monday Jun 30, 1947

    The Communists counterattacked soon afterwards; on 30 June 1947 CPC troops crossed the Yellow River and moved to the Dabie Mountains area, restored and developed the Central Plain. At the same time, Communist forces also began to counterattack in Northeastern China, North China and East China.


  • Spain
    Saturday Jul 26, 1947

    Francisco Franco

    Franco proclaimed Spain a monarchy

    Spain
    Saturday Jul 26, 1947

    On 26 July 1947 Franco proclaimed Spain a monarchy, but did not designate a monarch.


  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 13, 1947

    Louis Armstrong

    Armstrong big band dissolved

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 13, 1947

    Following a highly successful small-group jazz concert at New York Town Hall on May 17, 1947, featuring Armstrong with trombonist/singer Jack Teagarden, Armstrong's manager, Joe Glaser dissolved the Armstrong big band on August 13, 1947, and established a six-piece traditional jazz group featuring Armstrong with (initially) Teagarden, Earl Hines and other top swing and Dixieland musicians, most of whom were previously leaders of big bands. The new group was announced at the opening of Billy Berg's Supper Club.


  • India
    Friday Aug 15, 1947

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Disapproved Independence

    India
    Friday Aug 15, 1947

    In August 1947 the British partitioned the land with India and Pakistan each achieving independence on terms that Gandhi disapproved.


  • Algeria
    Saturday Sep 20, 1947

    Algerian War

    Granted French citizenship to all Algerian subjects

    Algeria
    Saturday Sep 20, 1947

    The Law of September 20, 1947 granted French citizenship to all Algerian subjects, who were not required to renounce their Muslim personal status.


  • Göttingen, Germany
    Saturday Oct 4, 1947

    Max Planck

    Death

    Göttingen, Germany
    Saturday Oct 4, 1947

    After the end of the war Planck, his second wife, and his son by her were brought to a relative in Göttingen, where Planck died on October 4, 1947.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Nov 29, 1947

    United Nations

    General Assembly approved a resolution to partition Palestine

    U.S.
    Saturday Nov 29, 1947

    On 29 November 1947, the General Assembly approved a resolution to partition Palestine, approving the creation of the state of Israel. Two years later, Ralph Bunche, a UN official, negotiated an armistice to the resulting conflict.


  • New York, U.S,
    Friday Dec 5, 1947

    Stan Lee

    Getting married

    New York, U.S,
    Friday Dec 5, 1947

    Stan married Joan Clayton Boocock, originally from Newcastle, England, on December 5, 1947.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Dec 7, 1947

    Marilyn Monroe

    First Appearance on Screen

    U.S.
    Sunday Dec 7, 1947

    She was given her first film role, bit parts in Dangerous Years (1947).


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