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  • Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Wednesday Jun 2, 1948

    1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

    Beneš's Resignation

    Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Wednesday Jun 2, 1948

    Beneš resigned on 2 June and was succeeded by Gottwald twelve days later.




  • Rome, Italy
    Saturday Jun 19, 1948

    Pope John Paul II

    Successfully defended his doctoral thesis

    Rome, Italy
    Saturday Jun 19, 1948

    He resided in the Belgian Pontifical College during this time, under presidency of Mgr Maximilien de Furstenberg. Wojtyła earned a licence in July 1947, passed his doctoral exam on 14 June 1948, and successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled Doctrina de fide apud S. Ioannem a Cruce (The Doctrine of Faith in St. John of the Cross) in philosophy on 19 June 1948.




  • Manchester, England
    Monday Jun 21, 1948

    Computer

    The world's First Stored-Program Computer

    Manchester, England
    Monday Jun 21, 1948

    The Manchester Baby was the world's first stored-program computer. It was built at the Victoria University of Manchester by Frederic C. Williams, Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill, and ran its first program on 21 June 1948. It was designed as a testbed for the Williams tube, the first random-access digital storage device. Although the computer was considered "small and primitive" by the standards of its time, it was the first working machine to contain all of the elements essential to a modern electronic computer.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Jun 24, 1948

    Harry S. Truman

    The Soviet Union blocked access to the three Western-held sectors of Berlin

    Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Jun 24, 1948

    On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union blocked access to the three Western-held sectors of Berlin.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jun 25, 1948

    Harry S. Truman

    The Allies initiated the Berlin Airlift

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jun 25, 1948

    On June 25, the Allies initiated the Berlin Airlift, a campaign to deliver food, coal and other supplies using military aircraft on a massive scale. Nothing like it had ever been attempted before, and no single nation had the capability, either logistically or materially, to accomplish it.




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