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What happened in 1946?


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The world, most of it, at least, is at peace. But Churchill announces an Iron Curtain descending. Tupperware. Santa Claus Land. Two very different bikinis and more.

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What happened in 1946?

  1. 1. What Happened in 1946? Ho Chi Minh becomes President of North Vietnam
  2. 2. What Happened in 1946? It’s A Wonderful Life premieres
  3. 3. What Happened in 1946? In a speech in Missouri, Winston Churchill mentions an Iron Curtain descending in Europe
  4. 4. What Happened in 1946? Syria becomes independent of France
  5. 5. What Happened in 1946? The first Tupperware is sold
  6. 6. What Happened in 1946? In the last ‘reported’ mass lynching in the United States two African-American couples are killed in Georgia
  7. 7. What Happened in 1946? The first theme park opens in the United States, nine years before Disneyland, called Santa Claus Land
  8. 8. What Happened in 1946? Juan Peron becomes President of Argentina
  9. 9. What Happened in 1946? Mensa is founded by two guys who think they’re smart
  10. 10. What Happened in 1946? Indian Prime Minister Nehru asks the United States and Soviet Union to stop nuclear testing to save humanity—India would have its first bomb in 1974
  11. 11. What Happened in 1946? Hermann Goring poisons himself two hours before his scheduled execution
  12. 12. What Happened in 1946? Muslims and Hindus battle in the Week of the Long Knives in India leaving over 3,000 dead.
  13. 13. What Happened in 1946? The bikini is first modeled on a runway in Paris
  14. 14. What Happened in 1946? With no direct connection, Bikini Atoll is blasted by a series of nuclear tests.
  15. 15. What Happened in 1946? Trygve Lie of Norway becomes the first United Nations Secretary-General
  16. 16. What Happened in 1946?
  17. 17. What Happened in 1946? The first American V-2 is launched at White Sands
  18. 18. What Happened in 1946? A Jewish terrorist group bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 90, mostly British personnel.
  19. 19. What Happened in 1946? At Los Alamos, Louis Slotin receives a fatal dose of radiation from the Demon Core For more on the Demon Core see Nightstalkers: The Rift
  20. 20. What Happened in 1946? Project Diana bounces radio waves off the moon, accurately measuring the distance and also proving that communication is possible in outer space
  21. 21. What Happened in 1946? A war starts in Vietnam between the Viet Minh and the French, which will end eight years later at Dien Bien Phu (at least for the French)
  22. 22. It Is 14 February 1946. Valentines Day The ENIAC Computer is unveiled.
  23. 23. It Is 14 February 1946. Valentines Day But what if it isn’t?
  24. 24. For her 24-hour bubble in time, Moms travels back to Philadelphia, 14 February 1945. The day the ENIAC computer is unveiled. Moms’s Mission: Valentines Day
  25. 25. Free audiobook shorts on Soundcloud from the Time Patrol series. Click on box. Roland’s complete mission from Independence Day. 4 July 1865, at Gettysburg. HERE Mac’s complete mission from D-Day. 6 June 1944.
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