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Events of 1949
Date Event
Jan 07, 1949 Cease-fire in Palestine
Jan 20, 1949 Truman proposes Point Four Program to help world's less developed areas
Feb 24, 1949 Israel signs armistice with Egypt
Mar 02, 1949 Captain James Gallagher lands the B-50 Lucky Lady II in Texas after completing the first around-the-world non-stop airplane flight. It was refueled four times in flight.
Apr 04, 1949 NATO, the North American Treaty Organization, is formed by the United States, Canada, and ten Western European nations (Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom). The treaty stated that any attack against one nation would be considered an attack against them all.
May 12, 1949 Berlin blockade ends
May 23, 1949 Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) established
Jun 29, 1949 United States withdraws its troops from Korea.
Jul 14, 1949 First successful Soviet atomic test
Sep 30, 1949 Allied airlift of Berline ends
Oct 01, 1949 Communist People's Republic of China formally proclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong
Oct 07, 1949 Tokyo Rose, the femme fatale of Japanese war broadcasts, was sentenced to ten years in prison. She would be paroled in 1956 and pardoned in 1977.
Oct 07, 1949 German Democratic Republic (East Germany) established under Soviet rule
Oct 14, 1949 Eleven leaders of the United States Communist party are convicted of advocating a violent insurrection and overthrow of the U.S. government. The Supreme Court would uphold the convictions on June 4, 1951.
, 1949 South Africa institutionalizes apartheid.

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