Historical Events for December 1952

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Events 1 - 35 of 35

1st - The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
2nd - 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
2nd - First human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo)
3rd - 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
3rd - Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela
4th - Killer fogs begin in London, England; "Smog" becomes a word
4th - Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
5th - -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
6th - Czech government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata
7th - KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
8th - 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
8th - French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
8th - Isaak Ben-Zwi elected president of Israel
10th - Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
10th - WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
12th - Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team
14th - KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
14th - R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
14th - Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die
15th - "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances
15th - Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation
15th - KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
15th - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias
18th - Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleve Indians president
19th - Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
20th - KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
21st - Broadway Tunnel opens in SF
21st - WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
22nd - French government of Pinay, resigns
22nd - WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
23rd - Alain Bombard arrives in Barbados after 65 days at sea proving his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive with almost no provisions, despite having lost 25 kg (65 lbs)in weight
28th - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
29th - 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
30th - Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
31st - 41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1)

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