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  • 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.




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