March 1948

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The following events occurred in March 1948:


March 1, 1948 (Monday)

John R. Hodge United States Army general

John Reed Hodge was a highly decorated officer of the United States Army with the rank of general. His final assignment before retiring was as Chief of Army Field Services, 1952-1953.

Otilio Ulate Blanco President of Costa Rica

Luis Rafael de la Trinidad Otilio Ulate Blanco (1891–1973) served as President of Costa Rica from 1949 to 1953. His French heritage comes from his mother, Ermida Blanco. He never married but had two daughters, Olga Marta Ulate Rojas (1937–2007) and Maria Ermida Ulate Rojas (1938) with Haydee Rojas Smith

March 2, 1948 (Tuesday)

1948 Heathrow Disaster

The 1948 Heathrow Disaster was the crash of a Douglas DC-3C of the Belgian airline Sabena at Heathrow Airport, London, United Kingdom on 2 March 1948. It was the first major accident at Heathrow Airport; of the 22 people on board 20 were killed, of whom most had British nationality.

Sabena 1923-2001 flag-carrier airline of Belgium

The Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne,, better known internationally by the acronym Sabena or SABENA, was the national airline of Belgium from 1923 to 2001, with its base at Brussels National Airport. After its bankruptcy in 2001, the newly formed SN Brussels Airlines took over part of Sabena's assets in February 2002, which became Brussels Airlines after a merger with Virgin Express in March 2007. The airline's corporate headquarters were located in the Sabena House on the grounds of Brussels Airport in Zaventem.

Heathrow Airport major international airport serving London, England, United Kingdom

Heathrow Airport, also known as London Heathrow, is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom. Heathrow is the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, as well as the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and the seventh busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic. It is one of six international airports serving Greater London. In 2018, it handled a record 80.1 million passengers, a 2.7% increase from 2017 as well as 480,339 aircraft movements, a 4,715 increase from 2017.

March 3, 1948 (Wednesday)

Lehi (militant group) militant Zionist group in the British Mandate of Palestine

Lehi, often known pejoratively as the Stern Gang, was a Zionist paramilitary organization founded by Avraham ("Yair") Stern in Mandatory Palestine. Its avowed aim was to evict the British authorities from Palestine by resort to force, allowing unrestricted immigration of Jews and the formation of a Jewish state, a "new totalitarian Hebrew republic". It was initially called the National Military Organization in Israel, upon being founded in August 1940, but was renamed Lehi one month later. According to Jean E. Rosenfeld, the group admitted to having used terrorist attacks.

Haifa Place in Israel

Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv– with a population of 281,087 in 2017. The city of Haifa forms part of the Haifa metropolitan area, the second- or third-most populous metropolitan area in Israel. It is home to the Bahá'í World Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a destination for Bahá'í pilgrims.

1948 Czechoslovak coup détat 1948 coup in Czechoslovakia

The 1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état – in the Communist era known as "Victorious February" – was an event late that February in which the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, with Soviet backing, assumed undisputed control over the government of Czechoslovakia, marking the onset of four decades of communist rule in the country.

March 4, 1948 (Thursday)

Michael I of Romania King of Romania (1927-1930, 1940-1947)

Michael I was the last King of Romania, reigning from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930 and again from 6 September 1940 until his abdication on 30 December 1947.

<i>The Naked City</i> 1948 film by Jules Dassin

The Naked City is a 1948 film noir directed by Jules Dassin. Based on a story by Malvin Wald, the film depicts the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model, incorporating heavy elements of police procedure. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, to find the girl's killer. The movie, shot partially in documentary style, was filmed on location on the streets of New York City and features landmarks such as the Williamsburg Bridge, the Whitehall Building, and an apartment building on West 83rd Street in Manhattan as the scene of the murder.

Barry Fitzgerald actor

William Joseph Shields, known professionally as Barry Fitzgerald, was an Irish stage, film and television actor. In a career spanning almost forty years, he appeared in such notable films as Bringing Up Baby (1938), Going My Way (1944), The Long Voyage Home (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), None but the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Quiet Man (1952). For Going My Way (1944), he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was simultaneously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

March 5, 1948 (Friday)

White Sands, New Mexico Census-designated place in New Mexico, United States

White Sands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. It consists of the main residential area on the White Sands Missile Range. As of the 2010 census the population of the CDP was 1,651. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Eddy Grant Guyana born British reggae musician

Edmond Montague Grant is a Guyanese-British vocalist and musician. He was a founding member of the Equals, one of the United Kingdom's first racially integrated pop groups. He is also known for a successful solo career that includes the platinum single "Electric Avenue". He also pioneered the genre ringbang.

Plaisance is a village in Guyana between Better Hope and Goedverwagting. It was purchased by freed slaves from cattle farmer A J Watershodt for $39,000 after the abolition of slavery in 1838. It was officially declared a village in 1892.

March 6, 1948 (Saturday)

United States Atomic Energy Commission former agency of the United States federal government

The United States Atomic Energy Commission, commonly known as the AEC, was an agency of the United States government established after World War II by U.S. Congress to foster and control the peacetime development of atomic science and technology. President Harry S. Truman signed the McMahon/Atomic Energy Act on August 1, 1946, transferring the control of atomic energy from military to civilian hands, effective on January 1, 1947. This shift gave the members of the AEC complete control of the plants, laboratories, equipment, and personnel assembled during the war to produce the atomic bomb.

A radionuclide is an atom that has excess nuclear energy, making it unstable. This excess energy can be used in one of three ways: emitted from the nucleus as gamma radiation; transferred to one of its electrons to release it as a conversion electron; or used to create and emit a new particle from the nucleus. During those processes, the radionuclide is said to undergo radioactive decay. These emissions are considered ionizing radiation because they are powerful enough to liberate an electron from another atom. The radioactive decay can produce a stable nuclide or will sometimes produce a new unstable radionuclide which may undergo further decay. Radioactive decay is a random process at the level of single atoms: it is impossible to predict when one particular atom will decay. However, for a collection of atoms of a single element the decay rate, and thus the half-life (t1/2) for that collection can be calculated from their measured decay constants. The range of the half-lives of radioactive atoms have no known limits and span a time range of over 55 orders of magnitude.

Anna Maria Horsford is an American actress, known for her performances in television comedies.

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Jan Masaryk Czech politician

Jan Garrigue Masaryk was a Czech diplomat and politician who served as the Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia from 1940 to 1948. American journalist John Gunther described Masaryk as "a brave, honest, turbulent, and impulsive man".

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  1. Johnston, Richard J. H. (March 2, 1948). "Election in Korea to Be Held May 9". The New York Times : 13.
  2. "Costa Rica Annuls Presidential Election; Ulate Disappears as Supporter Is Killed". The New York Times : 15. March 2, 1948.
  3. "Anti-Lynching Bill Approved By 18-8 Vote of House Group". The New York Times : 1. March 3, 1948.
  4. 1 2 3 Bose, Sumantra (2007). Contested Land. Harvard University Press. pp. 230–231. ISBN   9780674028562.
  5. Hurd, Charles (March 3, 1948). "Czech Envoys in U.S., Canada Quit, Attacking 'Police State'". The New York Times : 1.
  6. Matthews, Herbert L. (March 5, 1948). "Michael Says He Is King, Victim of a Foreign Ouster". The New York Times : 1, 5.
  7. Yust, Walter, ed. (1949). 1949 Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. p. 4.
  8. "U. S. Offers Three Isotopes Free To Aid Atomic Fight on Cancer". The New York Times : 1, 42. March 7, 1948.
  9. "Dodecanese Islands Returned to Greece". The New York Times : 1. March 8, 1948.
  10. Savage, Sean J. (1997). Truman and the Democratic Party. Kentucky University Press. p. 127. ISBN   9780813149226.
  11. "March 9, 1948: The NHL Bans Billy Taylor and Don Gallinger for Life". On This Day in Sports. March 9, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  12. Egan, Charles E. (March 8, 1948). "British End 75% Tax on U.S. Films, Sign 4-Year Agreement on Earnings". The New York Times : 1.
  13. Rosenthal, A. M. (March 13, 1948). "Chile Cites Soviet as Peril to Peace, Bids Council Act". The New York Times : 1.
  14. Morris, John D. (March 14, 1948). "7 of 15 Governors Repudiate Truman". The New York Times : 1, 52.
  15. Ross, Albion (March 14, 1948). "Gottwald Scores Opponents At Funeral of Jan Masaryk". The New York Times : 1, 3.
  16. "Civil Service (Communists or Fascists)". Hansard . March 15, 1948. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  17. Grutzner, Charles (March 17, 1948). "U. S. Meat Output Is Halves By CIO Walkout of 100,000". The New York Times : 1, 20.
  18. "President Harry S. Truman's March 17, 1948 Address to a Joint Session". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  19. "Bulgaria Accepts Soviet Arms Pact". The New York Times : 5. March 19, 1948.
  20. Ross, Albion (March 20, 1948). "Clementis Heads Prague Ministry". The New York Times : 5.
  21. Hulen, Bertram D. (March 21, 1948). "Issue Up to Soviet". The New York Times : 1.
  22. "Moscow Says West Would Revise Rome Treaty Behind Soviet's Back". The New York Times : 1. March 22, 1948.
  23. 1 2 3 Mercer, Derrik, ed. (1989). Chronicle of the 20th Century. London: Chronicle Communications Ltd. pp. 669–670. ISBN   9-780582-039193.
  24. "Negro Defense View Told". The New York Times : 28. March 23, 1948.
  25. Taylor, Jon E. (2013). Freedom to Serve: Truman, Civil Rights, and Executive Order 9981. Routledge. p. 88. ISBN   9781136174254.
  26. Schmidt, Dana Adams (March 24, 1948). "Zionists Fix May 16 for Inaugurating Provisional Rule". The New York Times : 1.
  27. Swopes, Bryan R. (March 23, 2016). "23 March 1948". This Day in Aviation. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  28. "Eisler Gets 1 to 3 Years for Hiding Red Links". The New York Times : 10. March 25, 1948.
  29. "Selznick-Eyssell Tiff Results In 'Blandings' Shift to N.Y. Astor". Variety : 7. March 10, 1948.
  30. Cloke, H. Walton (March 27, 1948). "War Goods Export to Russia Curbed by Truman Order". The New York Times : 1, 2.
  31. Hagerty, James A. (March 27, 1948). "Roosevelt Sons Back Eisenhower". The New York Times : 1, 7.
  32. George, Alexander E. (March 26, 1948). "White House Porch Ready For Use Of Truman Family". Gastonia Gazette. Gastonia, NC: 8.
  33. "Old Jap Booby Trap Kills 21 On Corregidor". San Bernardino Sun: 1. March 29, 1948.
  34. Whitney, Robert F. (March 30, 1948). "Eisenhower Spokesman Bars Race In Any 'Conceivable Circumstances'". The New York Times : 1, 18.
  35. Parrott, Lindesay (March 30, 1948). "Occupation Bans Japanese Strike". The New York Times : 17.
  36. Leonard, Thomas M. (1977). Day By Day: The Forties. New York: Facts On File, Inc. p. 780. ISBN   0-87196-375-2.
  37. Rosenthal, A. M. (March 31, 1948). "U.N. Atom Unit Gives Up Job Of Setting Up Control Board". The New York Times : 1, 18.