Historical Events for April 1949

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Events 1 - 27 of 27

3rd - KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
3rd - North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada
3rd - WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
4th - Israel & Jordan sign armistice agreement
4th - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed (Wash DC)
4th - WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
5th - 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham Ill)
5th - Fireside Theater debuts on television.
7th - "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances
9th - UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages
10th - 13th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead 13th - 3rd NBA Championship: Minn Lakers beat Wash Capitols, 4 games to 2
14th - International Military Tribunal at Neurenberg's last judgment
15th - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri
16th - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
18th - Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
19th - 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
19th - Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
20th - Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 23rd - Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
23rd - Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF
23rd - Netherlands annexes Elten & Tudderen
24th - 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman & Kiss Me Kate win
25th - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Romulus der Grosse" premieres in Basel
25th - Michael Brown, rocker (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
28th - Bkln, Commish Chandler suspends Durocher but he is absolved on May 3 NY fan charges Leo Durocher with assault after Giants lose 15-2 to
28th - Former Philippine First Lady Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed.

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