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Events of 1947
Date Event
Jan 01, 1947 Britain nationalizes coal mines
Feb 10, 1947 Peace treaties for Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland signed in Paris
Mar 04, 1947 Soviet Union rejects U.S. plan for UN atomic-energy control
Mar 12, 1947 Truman proposes Truman Doctrine, which was to aid Greece and Turkey in resisting communist expansion
Mar 15, 1947 The Truman Doctrine is passed by the U.S. Congress, granting $400 million in aid to Greece and Turkey to battle Communist terrorism. President Harry S. Truman implements the act on May 22.
Apr 02, 1947 The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves the trusteeship of Pacific Islands formerly controlled by Japan to the United States.
Apr 25, 1947 Theodore Roosevelt National Park is established by President Harry Truman along the Little Missouri River and scenic badlands of North Dakota.
Apr 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball's barrier against colored players when he debuts at first base for Branch Rickey's Brooklyn Dodgers.
Jun 05, 1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall proposes aid extension to European nations for war recovery, known as the Marshall Plan, which would lead to Congressional approval of $12 billion over the following four years.
Jun 20, 1947 President Harry S. Truman vetoes the Taft-Hartley Labor Act that would have curbed strikes, only to be overridden by Congress on June 23.
Jun , 1947 Marshall Plan for European recovery proposed—a coordinated program to help European nations recover from ravages of war (By the time it ended in 1951, this “European Recovery Program” had cost $13 billion.)
Aug 15, 1947 India and Pakistan gain independence from Britain
Oct 14, 1947 U.S. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager becomes first person to break the sound barrier
, 1947 Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers.
, 1947 Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl published.

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