Historical Events for August 1949

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3rd - Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
3rd - Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
4th - NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association
5th - 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die
6th - Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
7th - "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs
8th - Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy
10th - Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
10th - Natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense
11th - 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)
11th - Gaston Eyskens forms Belgiangovernment
12th - 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
14th - Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria
15th - WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
18th - Hungary adopts constitution
18th - Ralph Flanagan & his orchestra records "You're Breaking My Heart"
20th - 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
20th - Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution
21st - Phila fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners
24th - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect
28th - 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
28th - Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill NY
29th - USSR performs first nuclear test
29th - USSR explodes its 1st atomic bomb
30th - Roly Jenkins (Worcs v Surrey) takes his 2nd hat-trick of the game
30th - WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

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