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Major Events of 1946

1946 (Roman Numerals: MCMXLVI) was the 46th year of the 20th century. 1946 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Tuesday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1946.
News Events of 1946

First General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London, England.

The Philippines becomes independent from the USA.

Syria becomes independent from France.

Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" speech.

Winston Churchill

Juan Peron elected president of Argentina.

The bikini introduced by Louis Reard in Paris.

The Bikini

First Cannes Film Festival is held.

Irgun, a Zionist organization bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem resulting in 91 deaths.

Bank of England nationalized.

Santa Claus Land, the world's first theme park opens in Indiana.

Winston Churchill gives his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College, St. Louis, in Missouri.

Winston Churchill

Sony (then known as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering) founded.

UNICEF established.

Sports in 1946

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