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  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 1, 1948

    Malcolm X

    Prayer to God

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 1, 1948

    In late 1948, Little wrote to Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam. Muhammad advised him to renounce his past, humbly bow in prayer to God, and promise never to engage in destructive behavior again.




  • Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Friday Jan 30, 1948

    The Wright brothers

    Orville's Death

    Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Friday Jan 30, 1948

    Orville died on January 30, 1948.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 1, 1948

    Marilyn Monroe

    2nd contract

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 1, 1948

    She became a friend and occasional sex partner of Fox executive Joseph M. Schenck, who persuaded his friend Harry Cohn, the head executive of Columbia Pictures, to sign her in March 1948.




  • U.S.
    Friday May 14, 1948

    Harry S. Truman

    State of Israel recognization

    U.S.
    Friday May 14, 1948

    Truman recognized the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, eleven minutes after it declared itself a nation.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 19, 1948

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon's first significant victory in Congress

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 19, 1948

    By May 1948, Nixon had co-sponsored a "Mundt-Nixon Bill" to implement "a new approach to the complicated problem of internal communist subversion... It provided for registration of all Communist Party members and required a statement of the source of all printed and broadcast material issued by organizations that were found to be Communist fronts." He served as floor manager for the Republican Party. On May 19, 1948, the bill passed the House by 319 to 58 but failed to pass the Senate.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 14, 1948

    United Nations

    Headquarters

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 14, 1948

    The General Assembly selected New York City as the site for the headquarters of the UN, construction began on 14 September 1948 and the facility was completed on 9 October 1952. Its site—like UN headquarters buildings in Geneva, Vienna, and Nairobi—is designated as international territory. The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Trygve Lie, was elected as the first UN Secretary-General.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 2, 1948

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon Was Comfortably reelected

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 2, 1948

    In 1948, Nixon successfully cross-filed as a candidate in his district, winning both major party primaries. and was comfortably reelected.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 2, 1948

    Harry S. Truman

    The 1948 United States presidential elections

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 2, 1948

    The 1948 United States presidential election was the 41st quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 2, 1948. Incumbent President Harry S. Truman, the Democratic nominee, defeated Republican Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Truman's victory is considered to be one of the greatest election upsets in American history.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 23, 1948

    The Wright brothers

    One dollar agreement

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 23, 1948

    On November 23, 1948, the executors of Orville's estate signed an agreement for the Smithsonian to purchase the Flyer for one dollar. At the insistence of the executors, the agreement also included strict conditions for display of the airplane.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 30, 1948

    Marilyn Monroe

    First Starring Role

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 30, 1948

    Her only film at the studio (Columbia Pictures) was the low-budget musical Ladies of the Chorus (1948), in which she had her first starring role as a chorus girl who is courted by a wealthy man, but her contract was not renewed in September 1948. Ladies of the Chorus was released the following month but was not a success.


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