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Enter the El Centro Time Machine as we return to 1946. The History Fairy will be your guide.

History and Politics The United Nations Held First Meeting
  • The Offical United Nations Web Page
  • History of the U.N.

    Charles de Gaulle Resigned
  • De Gaulle Profile
  • Modern History Sourcebook - 1958 Speech (Algeria)
  • Biography
  • Quotations
  • Juan Peron became President of Argentina

  • Biography
  • The Legacy of Juan Peron

    Winston Churchill Gave "Iron Curtain" Speech

  • Modern History Sourcebook - The Iron Curtain Speech
  • Photo and Biography (Nobel e-Museum)

  • Great Britain and France Evacuated Lebanon
  • How It All Began: A Concise History of Lebanon
  • Lebanon History and Culture
  • Lebanon Culture

    East Germany Became Communist

  • Wikipedia - East Germany
  • Italy Became a Republic and the Nobility Left

  • Post-War Reconstruction
  • Chronology of Italy's History
  • Royalty of Italy
  • Atomic Energy Commission Created

  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (replaced AEC)
  • Ten Nazis were Sentenced to Death by Nuremberg Tribunal

  • The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal
  • The Nuremberg Principles
  • The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Nuremberg Trials 1945-1949
  • Charter of International Military Tribunal
  • Links
  • The Nuremberg Trials and the Holocaust
  • Hermann Goering Committed Suicide

  • Hermann Goering
  • Hitler Biography
  • Power in Japan Transferred from Emperor to Elected Assembly

  • Japan since 1945
  • Emperor Hirohito
  • Japan 101: Hirohito, Emperor of Japan
  • Labor Leader Sidney Hillman Died

  • The Sidney Hillman Foundation
  • Sidney Hillman
  • Limericks by the Opposition

    The Arts

  • Gertrude Stein died.
  • Hermann Hesse won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Booth Tarkington died.
  • John Hersey published Hiroshima.
  • H. G. Wells died.
  • In the visual arts, Picasso, Fernand Leger, Buckminster Fuller, and Saul Steinberg were popular.
  • In film, some of the hits included Best Years of Our Lives, Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious, and Great Expectations.
  • In music, Broadway musicals popularized some music such as "Annie Get Your Gun" by "In the Mood" by Glenn Miller.

    Science and Technology

    South Pole Expedition by R. E. Byrd

  • Richard Byrd
  • First Atomic Bomb Test on Bikini Island

  • Operation Crossroads

    First U.S. Built Rocket to Leave Earth's Atmosphere (50 miles)

  • Rockets Timeline
  • Daily Life

  • John Maynard Keynes died.
  • Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing championship for the 23rd time.
  • Dr. Benjamin Spock published Baby and Child Care
  • U.S. Population:140 million
  • Galveston-born heavyweight champ Jack Johnson died.

    Other 1946 events:

  • U.S. recognized the People's Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • Due to food shortages, Truman promised a million tons of wheat per month for Europe and Asia.
  • fought in India over British Control.
  • Civil unrest erupted in Greece.
  • U.S. scientists claim cigarettes may cause lung cancer.
  • Truman officially ended World War II.
  • Einstein opposed further bomb development.
  • Vietnam civil war with France began.
  • Hirohito denied his divinity.
  • Zionists bombed King David Hotel in Jeruselum.
  • More Events of 1946
  • 10 people died in the Baker Hotel Fire of Dallas.
  • First autobank opened (Chicago).
  • First bikini was shown in a Paris fashion show.
  • Riot in Columbia, Tenn., killed 2 and wounded 10.
  • 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison.
  • Fire at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago killed 62 people.
  • Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, killed 119 people.
  • Walt Disney's "Song of the South" was released.
  • Weight Watchers formed.
  • Jukeboxes went into mass production.
  • The Cannes Film Festival began.
  • Route 66 became an American icon. See these links for more information and pictures.
    History and photos of Route 66
    Route 66 Gallery
  • E-Mail
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