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)
Juan Peron became President of Argentina
The Legacy of Juan Peron
Winston Churchill Gave "Iron Curtain" Speech
Modern History Sourcebook - The Iron Curtain Speech
and Biography (Nobel e-Museum)
Great Britain and France Evacuated Lebanon
How It All Began: A Concise History of Lebanon
Lebanon History and Culture
East Germany Became Communist
Wikipedia - East Germany
Italy Became a Republic and the Nobility Left
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
The Nuremberg Trials and the Holocaust
Hermann Goering Committed Suicide
Power in Japan Transferred from Emperor to Elected Assembly
Japan since 1945
Japan 101: Hirohito, Emperor of Japan
Labor Leader Sidney Hillman Died
The Sidney Hillman Foundation
Limericks by the Opposition
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
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
First Atomic Bomb Test on Bikini Island
First U.S. Built Rocket to Leave Earth's Atmosphere (50 miles)
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
Created by Wanda Downing Jones, El Centro College