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  • Fulton, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1946

    Winston Churchill

    "Iron Curtain"

    Fulton, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1946

    Churchill continued to lead the Conservative Party and, for six years, served as Leader of the Opposition. In 1946, he was in America for nearly three months from early January to late March. It was on this trip that he gave his "Iron Curtain" speech about the USSR and its creation of the Eastern Bloc. Speaking on 5 March 1946 in the company of President Truman at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, Churchill declared: From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere.




  • Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
    Friday Mar 8, 1946

    Bretton Woods Conference

    Formally organized at an inaugural meeting

    Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
    Friday Mar 8, 1946

    The institutions (IMF and IBRD) were formally organized at an inaugural meeting in Savannah, Georgia, on March 8–18, 1946.




  • Philadelphia, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1946

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon was Relieved of Active Duty

    Philadelphia, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1946

    On March 10, 1946, he was relieved of active duty, and he resigned his commission on New Year's Day 1946.




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