By Mike and Jeremy
1946 was an important year. The baby boom began with the birth of 3,400,000 babies. It was a year that helped develop our culture and our country’s outlook as a whole. We were building ranch houses in the suburbs. It was full of progressive events that affect our lives today. It was full of many firsts like the first general-purpose computer. Proctor & Gamble introduces Tide. Mobster Bugsy Siegel built the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Richard Byrd heads an expedition to the North Pole.
The first meeting of the United Nations starts on January 10.
TWA begins transatlantic flights on February 5. The plane was the Lockheed Constellation and flew the New York-Gander-Shannon-Paris route.
On March 5 Winston Churchill delivered his historic Iron Curtain Speech in Fulton, Missouri.
On April 27, Japanese war crimes trial for the Far East opens in Tokyo, Japan. It will continue for more than two years.
On June 3 segregation on Interstate Buses is ended after the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional after the Morgan vs. Commonwealth of Virginia case.
The International War Crimes Tribunal announces the verdict at the Nuremberg Trials.
On October 15, Hermann Goering, head of the German Luftwaffe (air force) commits suicide while waiting to be hung.
The Atomic Energy Commission established the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 on December 5, 1945.
Baskin-Robbins ice cream store opens its doors. Bikini atoll, here the United States tested nuclear weapons in December. Sugar Ray Robinson wins the world welterweight boxing title on December 20, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
19th Annual Oscar Awards:
Oscar for Best Picture: The Best Days of Our Live|
Oscar for Best Actor: Fredric March for The Best Days of Our Lives
Oscar for Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland for To Each His Own
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