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Events of 1946
Date Event
Jan 10, 1946 First meeting of UN General Assembly opens in London
Jan 24, 1946 The first meeting of the United Nations general assembly occurs after its founding on October 24, 1945 by fifty-one nations, including the Security Council nations of China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A. These actions would lead to the disbanding of the League of Nations on April 18, when its mission was transferred to the U.N.
Mar 05, 1946 Winston Churchill's “Iron Curtain” speech warns of Soviet expansion
Apr 01, 1946 Four hundred thousand mine workers begin to strike, with other industries following their lead.
Apr, 1946 League of Nations dissolved
Jun, 1946 Italy abolishes monarchy
Jun 06, 1946 The Basketball Association of America, known as the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1949 after its merger with the rival National Basketball League, is founded.
Jul 04, 1946 The island nation of the Philippines are given their independence by the United States. This ends four hundred and twenty-five years of dominance by the west.
Oct 01, 1946 Verdict in Nuremberg war trial: 12 Nazi leaders including 1 tried in absentia) sentenced to hang; 7 imprisoned; 3 acquitted
Oct 15, 1946 Goering commits suicide a few hours before 10 other Nazis are executed
, 1946 Microwave oven invented by American inventor Percy Spencer, while working for the Raytheon Company.
, 1946 Juan Perón becomes president of Argentina.
, 1946 Benjamin Spock's childcare classic published

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