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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1949

    Harry S. Truman

    The First ever televised nationally

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1949

    Truman's second inauguration was the first ever televised nationally.




  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1949

    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong's Call-Up From the Navy arrived

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1949

    Armstrong's call-up from the Navy arrived on January 26, 1949, requiring him to report to Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida for flight training with class 5-49.




  • Israel
    Monday Feb 14, 1949

    David Ben-Gurion

    A Prime Minister

    Israel
    Monday Feb 14, 1949

    After leading Israel during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Ben-Gurion was elected Prime Minister of Israel when his Mapai (Labour) party won the largest number of Knesset seats in the first national election, held on 14 February 1949.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 21, 1949

    Louis Armstrong

    Cover of Time magazine

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 21, 1949

    He was the first jazz musician to appear on the cover of Time magazine, on February 21, 1949.




  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 24, 1949

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil became a Midshipman

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 24, 1949

    After passing the medical examinations, he became a midshipman on February 24, 1949.




  • Roubaix, France
    Saturday Mar 5, 1949

    Bernard Arnault

    Birth

    Roubaix, France
    Saturday Mar 5, 1949

    Arnault was born in Roubaix, France, on March 5, 1949.




  • U.S.
    Friday Apr 1, 1949

    Anna May Wong

    Impact

    U.S.
    Friday Apr 1, 1949

    After a six-year absence, Wong returned to film the same year with a small role in a B movie called Impact.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 1949

    NATO Establishment

    The Signature of The North Atlantic Treaty

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 1949

    Talks for a new military alliance which could also include North America resulted in the signature of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949 by the member states of the Western Union plus the United States, Canada, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.


  • Yangtze River, China
    Thursday Apr 21, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Yangtze River Crossing Campaign

    Yangtze River, China
    Thursday Apr 21, 1949

    After achieving decisive victory at Liaoshen, Huaihai and Pingjin campaigns, the CPC wiped out 144 regular and 29 irregular KMT divisions, including 1.54 million veteran KMT troops, which significantly reduced the strength of Nationalist forces. Stalin initially favored a coalition government in postwar China, and tried to persuade Mao to stop the CPC from crossing the Yangtze and attacking the KMT positions south of the river. Mao rejected Stalin's position and on 21 April, and began the Yangtze River Crossing Campaign.


  • Nanjing, China
    Saturday Apr 23, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    CPC captured the KMT's capital

    Nanjing, China
    Saturday Apr 23, 1949

    On 23 April CPC captured the KMT's capital, Nanjing.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday May 11, 1949

    Harry S. Truman

    Ground Access

    Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday May 11, 1949

    The airlift worked; ground access was again granted on May 11, 1949. Nevertheless, the airlift continued for several months after that. The Berlin Airlift was one of Truman's great foreign policy successes; it significantly aided his election campaign in 1948.


  • Yugoslavia
    Tuesday Jun 28, 1949

    Josip Broz Tito

    The other member countries of the Cominform expelled Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia
    Tuesday Jun 28, 1949

    On 28 June, the other member countries of the Cominform expelled Yugoslavia, citing "nationalist elements" that had "managed in the course of the past five or six months to reach a dominant position in the leadership" of the CPY.


  • Tajikistan
    Sunday Jul 10, 1949

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Khait landslide

    Tajikistan
    Sunday Jul 10, 1949

    The Khait or Hoit landslide occurred on July 10, 1949 in the Hoit district in the Gharm Oblast in the Tajikistan, then part of the Soviet Union. The landslide was triggered by the 1949 Khait earthquake and buried 33 villages and has by some estimates killed 28,000 people.


  • Brazil
    Wednesday Aug 17, 1949

    Thanksgiving

    Brazil national Thanksgiving day

    Brazil
    Wednesday Aug 17, 1949

    In Brazil, National Thanksgiving Day was instituted by President Gaspar Dutra, through Law 781 of August 17, 1949, at the suggestion of Ambassador Joaquim Nabuco, who was enthusiastic about the commemorations he saw in 1909 in St. Patrick's Cathedral as an ambassador in Washington.


  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Thursday Aug 18, 1949

    Adidas

    Adi Dassler Formed Adidas AG

    Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Thursday Aug 18, 1949

    Dassler forming a company formally registered as Adidas AG from Adi Dassler on 18 August 1949.


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Aug 29, 1949

    Harry S. Truman

    The Soviet Union's atomic bomb project

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Aug 29, 1949

    The Soviet Union's atomic bomb project progressed much faster than had been expected and they detonated their first bomb on August 29, 1949.


  • Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 6, 1949

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Camden Shootings

    Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 6, 1949

    Howard Barton Unruh was an American mass murderer (sometimes classified as a spree killer) who shot and killed 13 people (including three children) during a 12-minute walk through his neighborhood on September 6, 1949, in Camden, New Jersey, when he was 28 years old. The incident became known as the "Walk of Death".


  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Sep 9, 1949

    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong soloed in SNJ

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Sep 9, 1949

    Flight training was conducted in a North American SNJ trainer, in which he soloed on September 9, 1949.


  • Beijing, China
    Saturday Oct 1, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Founding of the People's Republic of China

    Beijing, China
    Saturday Oct 1, 1949

    On 1 October 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China with its capital at Beijng, which was returned to the former name Beijing.


  • China
    Saturday Oct 1, 1949

    Mao Zedong

    The People's Republic of China

    China
    Saturday Oct 1, 1949

    The People's Republic of China was established on October 1, 1949. It was the culmination of over two decades of civil and international wars. Mao's famous phrase "The Chinese people have stood up" associated with the establishment of the People's Republic of China was not used in the speech he delivered from the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'anmen) on October 1.


  • Michelena, Táchira, Venezuela
    Wednesday Oct 12, 1949

    Carlos the Jackal

    Birth

    Michelena, Táchira, Venezuela
    Wednesday Oct 12, 1949

    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez born in Michelena, Táchira, Venezuela, in 12-10-1949.


  • Guangzhou, China
    Saturday Oct 15, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Retreated to Guangzhou

    Guangzhou, China
    Saturday Oct 15, 1949

    The KMT government retreated to Canton (Guangzhou) until October 15.


  • Cuba
    Sunday Nov 13, 1949

    Fidel Castro

    Castro volunteered to deliver a Speech

    Cuba
    Sunday Nov 13, 1949

    Castro volunteered to deliver a speech for the Movement on 13 November, exposing the government's secret deals with the gangs and identifying key members. Attracting the attention of the national press, the speech angered the gangs and Castro fled into hiding, first in the countryside and then in the United States.


  • Chongqing, China
    Friday Nov 25, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Retreated to Chongqing

    Chongqing, China
    Friday Nov 25, 1949

    The KMT government retreated to Chongqing until November 25.


  • Rionegro, Colombia
    Thursday Dec 1, 1949

    Pablo Escobar: Narcos

    Birth

    Rionegro, Colombia
    Thursday Dec 1, 1949

    Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born on 1 December 1949, in Rionegro, in the Antioquia Department of Colombia. He was the third of seven children of the farmer Abel de Jesús Dari Escobar Echeverri (1910–2001), with his wife Hilda de Los Dolores Gaviria Berrío, an elementary school teacher.


  • Taiwan
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Retreated to Taiwan

    Taiwan
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    The KMT government retreated to Chengdu before retreating to Taiwan on December 10.


  • Chengdu, China
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Fall of Chengdu

    Chengdu, China
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    Isolated Nationalist pockets of resistance remained in the area, but the majority of the resistance collapsed after the fall of Chengdu on 10 December 1949, with some resistance continuing in the far south.


  • Taiwan
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    Mao Zedong

    Chiang Kai-shek Fled From The mainland To Formosa (Taiwan)

    Taiwan
    Saturday Dec 10, 1949

    In the early morning of December 10, 1949, PLA troops laid siege to Chongqing and Chengdu on mainland China, and Chiang Kai-shek fled from the mainland to Formosa (Taiwan).


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