Historical Events for July 1947

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Events 1 - 40 of 40

1st - 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
1st - Brit Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
2nd - Military coup discovered in France
3rd - 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
3rd - Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
3rd - Soviet Union doesn't partake in Marshall Plan
4th - 61st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (6-1 6-3 6-2)
4th - 76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
5th - "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 perfs
5th - 54th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2 6-4)
5th - Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
6th - The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
7th - Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident.
8th - 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
8th - Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC
8th - Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
9th - Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
9th - Spain votes for Franco monarchy
10th - 200 die when train derails & fell into a river in Canton, China
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 10th - Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Phila A's, 3-0
10th - Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.
16th - Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
18th - British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
18th - King George VI signs Indian Independence Bill
18th - President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
18th - Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak
18th - US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
19th - Prime minister of shadow Burma government ,Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members were assassinated by British , which resulted in the political chaos in the country lasting until now.
20th - 1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra
21st - Indonesia begins 1st political election
22nd - -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
23rd - 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI
25th - US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Dept of Defense
25th - US Department of Army created
26th - Department of Defense forms
26th - National Security Act establishes CIA
27th - Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
28th - Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania
29th - Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va
30th - Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4

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