Historical Events for November 1948

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Events 1 - 27 of 27

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
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
16th - Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
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)
Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie KingPrime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King 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.
27th - 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
Scientist and Inventor Edwin LandScientist and Inventor Edwin Land 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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