1948

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May 28, 2022

1948 (MCMXLVIII, in Roman numerals) was a leap year of the 20th century that started on a Thursday, according to the Gregorian calendar. His Sunday letters were DC. Shrove Tuesday took place on February 10th and Easter Sunday on March 28th. According to the Chinese horoscope, it was the year of the Rat, starting on February 10th.

Events

April 7 – The World Health Organization is created by the United Nations. May 14 – The State of Israel becomes independent. July 29-August 14 — 1948 Summer Olympics take place in London, UK, where more than 4,000 athletes participate. September 9 – North Korea officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, becomes independent. September 18 – De facto dissolution of the State of Hyderabad with the surrender of the military commander to the Indian Army, which had invaded the state on September 13. November 7 – United States Presidential Election: Democrat Harry Truman is elected president, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey and Independent Democrat Strom Thurmond. December 10 - Universal Declaration of Human Rights is adopted by the United Nations

Births

January 25 – Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates since 2004. February 4 – Ram Baran Yadav, president of Nepal since 2008. March 31 – Al Gore, United States politician and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner. April 3 – Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president of Mexico from 1988 to 1994. May 25 — Klaus Meine, lead singer of the band Scorpions May 31 – John Bonham, drummer for the band Led Zeppelin (d. 1980) June 24 – Armando Calderón Sol, president of El Salvador from 1994 to 1999. September 22 – Theo Dutra, Brazilian journalist, poet and lawyer (d. 1973) November 4 – Amadou Toumani Touré, chairman of the Transition Committee for the Salvation of the People from 1991 to 1992 and president of Mali since 2002. November 14 – Charles, Prince of Wales, son of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, heir to the throne of the United Kingdom. November 21 – Michel Suleiman, president of Lebanon since 2008. December 3 – Ozzy Osbourne, musician from the United Kingdom. December 12 – Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of Portugal since 2016.

Deaths

January 30 – Mahatma Gandhi, pacifist leader of India (b. 1869). April 15 – Manuel Roxas, president of the Philippines from 1946 to 1948 (b. 1892). May 30 – Orville Wright, Air Force Pioneer (b. 1871).

Nobel Prize

Physics — Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett Chemistry — Arne Tiselius Medicine — Paul Hermann Müller Literature — T.S. Eliot Peace — not assigned

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