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World History Timeline

World History Timeline

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1946 AD
Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of the French Republic on January 20, 1946 AD. Juan Peron
wins the Argentine presidential elections on February 24, 1946 AD. Kingdom of Jordan under
Abdullah I declares independence from the United Kingdom on May 22, 1946 AD. Italy is
proclaimed republic on June 18, 1946 AD. Enrico de Nicola is elected the first President of the
Italian Republic on June 28, 1946 AD. The Philippines become independent on July 4, 1946 AD.
American writer Gertrude Stein dies on July 27, 1946 AD. Syria proclaims independence from
France in 1946 AD. The Greeks vote in favor of monarchy on September 1, 1946 AD. Hermann
Göring commits suicide on October 15, 1946 AD. The Greek Civil War 1946-1947 AD. The
Netherlands recognizes the independence of the Republic of Indonesia on December 5, 1946 AD.
The First Indochina War breaks out on December 19, 1946 AD.

1947 AD
George Marshall swears in as the United States Secretary of State on January 21, 1947 AD.
Outbreak of the Malagasy Uprising against the French rule on the island of Madagascar on March
29, 1947 AD. Pronouncement of the Truman Doctrine on March 12, 1947 AD. Henry Ford, founder
of the Ford Motor Company dies on April 7, 1947 AD. The Marshall Plan is proposed on June 5,


1947 AD. India gains independence from the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947 AD. The
establishment of the Dominion of Pakistan on August 15, 1947 AD. The communists win the
elections in Hungary on August 31, 1947 AD. German physicist Max Planck dies on October 4,
9147 AD. Establishment of the Cominform (Communist Information Bureau) on October 5, 1947
AD. The Indo-Pakistani War over Kashmir breaks out on October 21, 1947 AD. Princess Elizabeth
(the future Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom) marries with Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten on
November 20, 1947 AD. New Zealand declares independence on November 25, 1947 AD.
Proclamation of the People's Republic of Romania on December 30, 1947 AD.

1948 AD
Burma (present-day Myanmar) becomes independent on January 4, 1948 AD. Mahatma Gandhi is
assassinated on January 30, 1948 AD. The 1948 Winter Olympics are opened in St. Moritz on
January 30, 1948 AD. The Dominion of Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka) becomes independent on
February 4, 1948 AD. The Communists assume power in Czechoslovakia on February 25, 1948 AD.
Chiang Kai-shek is elected President of the Republic of China on March 29, 1948 AD.
Establishment of the Organization for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC) on April 16, 1948
AD. The Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948 AD. The 1848 Arab-Israeli War
breaks out in May 1948 AD. The Berlin Blockade starts on June 24, 1948 AD. The Conminform
Resolution resulting in the Yugoslav-Soviet split occurs on June 28, 1948 AD. The 1948 Summer
Olympics are held in London. The Republic of South Korea is proclaimed on August 15, 1948 AD.
Kim Il -sung proclaims the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on September 9, 1948 AD.
Harry S. Truman wins the US Presidential elections on November 2, 1948 AD.

1949 AD
Chiang Kai-shek resigns as the President of the Republic of China on January 21, 1949 AD. Joe
Luis announces retirement from boxing on March 1, 1949 AD. The Dominion of Newfoundland
joins the Dominion of Canada on March 31, 1949 AD. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO) is established in Washington on April 4, 1949 AD. Ireland proclaims itself a republic on
April 18, 1949 AD. The Council of Europe is founded on May 5, 1949 AD. Siam changes its name
to Thailand on May 11, 1949 AD. The Soviets end the Berlin Blockade on May 12, 1949 AD.
Establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) on May 23, 1949 AD. The
Kuomintang retreats to Taiwan on July 16, 1949 AD. Konrad Adenauer becomes the first
Chancellor of West Germany on September 15, 1949 AD. The People's Republic of China is
established by Mao Zedong on September 1, 1949 AD. Establishment of the German Democratic
Republic (East Germany) on October 7, 1949 AD. The Greek Civil War ends with defeat of the
Greek Communist Party on October 16, 1949 AD. The Netherlands formally recognizes the
independence of Indonesia on December 27, 1949 AD.


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