1946 Calendar

January
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  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
February
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     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728  
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

April
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 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
May
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   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

July
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 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

October
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  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

What Happened In Year 1946?

  • February 2, 1946 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • February 8, 1946 – The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
  • February 12, 1946 – African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles’ film Touch of Evil.
  • February 18, 1946 – Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutinied in Mumbai harbour, from where it would spread throughout British India and involve 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
  • March 5, 1946 – Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
  • April 1, 1946 – Formation of the Malayan Union.
  • April 7, 1946 – Syria’s independence from France is officially recognised.
  • April 18, 1946 – The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • May 4, 1946 – In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.
  • May 5, 1946 – The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • May 7, 1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
  • May 8, 1946 – Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
  • May 10, 1946 – First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
  • June 5, 1946 – A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
  • June 6, 1946 – The National Basketball Association is created, with eleven original teams.
  • July 7, 1946 – Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.
  • July 22, 1946 – King David Hotel bombing: a Zionist underground organisation, the Irgun, bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, site of the civil administration and military headquarters for Mandate Palestine, resulting in 91 deaths.
  • July 25, 1946 – Operation Crossroads: an atomic bomb is detonated underwater in the lagoon of Bikini atoll.
  • September 2, 1946 – The Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister.
  • December 31, 1946 – President Harry S. Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.

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