Historical Events for November 1948

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Events 1 - 29 of 29

1st - Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria
2nd - Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
2nd - WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
3rd - 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago
4th - TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
12th - Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
12th - The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland
13th - "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 perfs
15th - Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada
15th - Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada
16th - Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent 17th - Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
19th - Belgian government of Spaak, forms
20th - US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)
23rd - Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
24th - WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
25th - Ft Funston's 16-inch coastal guns removed
25th - KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
26th - Belgian government of Spaak resigns
26th - 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.
Scientist and Inventor Edwin LandScientist and Inventor Edwin Land 27th - 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
27th - Honda 1st opens in America
28th - "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
29th - "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC
29th - 1st opera to be televised, "Othello," broadcast from the Met (NYC)
29th - KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
30th - Baseball's Negro National League disbands
30th - Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
30th - Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin

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