May 1948

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The following events occurred in May 1948:


May 1, 1948 (Saturday)

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.

Ein al-Zeitun massacre

The Ein al Zeitun massacre occurred on May 1, 1948, during the 1948 War, at the Palestinian Arab village of Ein al-Zeitun just north of Safed, then part of the British Mandate for Palestine. According to various historians, 23-70 Arab prisoners may have been killed by the Palmach.

The Palmach was the elite fighting force of the Haganah, the underground army of the Yishuv during the period of the British Mandate for Palestine. The Palmach was established on 15 May 1941. By the outbreak of the Israeli War of Independence it consisted of over 2,000 men and women in three fighting brigades and auxiliary aerial, naval and intelligence units. With the creation of Israel's army, the three Palmach Brigades were disbanded. This and political reasons compelled many of the senior Palmach officers to resign in 1950.

May 2, 1948 (Sunday)

Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th president of the United States

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was a five-star general in the United States Army and served as supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45 from the Western Front.

Fort Myer place in Virginia listed on National Register of Historic Places

Fort Myer is the previous name used for a U.S. Army post next to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, and across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Founded during the American Civil War as Fort Cass and Fort Whipple, the post merged in 2005 with the neighboring Marine Corps installation, Henderson Hall, and is today named Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall.

Larry Gatlin American singer-songwriter

Larry Wayne Gatlin is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter. As part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy, he achieved considerable success within the country music genre, performing on 33 top-40 singles. As their fame grew, the band became known as Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.

May 3, 1948 (Monday)

Colombia Country in South America

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru. It shares its maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogotá.

Soviet Union 1922–1991 country in Europe and Asia

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Other major urban centres were Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Alma-Ata, and Novosibirsk. It spanned over 10,000 kilometres east to west across 11 time zones, and over 7,200 kilometres north to south. It had five climate zones: tundra, taiga, steppes, desert and mountains.

Mariano Ospina Pérez Presidente de Colombia

Luis Mariano Ospina Pérez, commonly known as Mariano Ospina Pérez, was a Colombian politician and a member of the Colombian Conservative Party. He served as the 17th President of Colombia between 1946 and 1950.

May 4, 1948 (Tuesday)

<i>Dekemvriana</i> WWII clashes in Athens in December 1944 and January 1945

The Dekemvriana refers to a series of clashes fought during World War II in Athens from 3 December 1944 to 11 January 1945. The conflict was the culmination of months of tension between the communist EAM, some parts of its military wing, the ELAS stationed in Athens, the KKE and the OPLA from one side and from the other side, the Greek Government, some parts of the Hellenic Royal Army, the Hellenic Gendarmerie, the Cities Police, the far-right Organization X, among others and also the British Army.

<i>Hamlet</i> (1948 film) 1948 film by Laurence Olivier

Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Hamlet was Olivier's second film as director, and also the second of the three Shakespeare films that he directed. Hamlet was the first British film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is also the first sound film of the play in English. A 1935 sound film adaptation, Khoon Ka Khoon, had been made in India and filmed in the Urdu language.

Laurence Olivier 20th-century English actor, director and producer

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late in his career, he had considerable success in television roles.

May 5, 1948 (Wednesday)

Joe "Bean" Esposito is a Grammy-nominated American singer/songwriter whose career spans from the 1970s to the present day. Esposito's songs have been recorded by Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Labelle, Stephen Stills and others.

William Thomas Ward is an English musician and visual artist, best known as the original drummer of the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He also performed lead vocals on two Black Sabbath songs: "It's Alright" from the album Technical Ecstasy and "Swinging the Chain" from the album Never Say Die!.

Black Sabbath British heavy metal band

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

May 6, 1948 (Thursday)

Carinthia State of Austria

Carinthia is the southernmost Austrian state or Land. Situated within the Eastern Alps, it is noted for its mountains and lakes. The main language is German. Its regional dialects belong to the Southern Bavarian group. Carinthian Slovene dialects, which predominated in the southern part of the region up to the first half of the 20th century, are now spoken by a small minority.

Styria State of Austria

Styria is a state, or Bundesland, located in the southeast of Austria. In area it is the second largest of the nine Austrian federated states, covering 16,401 km2 (6,332 sq mi). It borders Slovenia and the Austrian states of Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Burgenland, and Carinthia. The capital city is Graz which had 276,526 inhabitants at the beginning of 2015.

<i>The Naked and the Dead</i> novel by Norman Mailer

The Naked and the Dead is a 1948 novel by Norman Mailer. It was partly based on his experiences with the 112th Cavalry Regiment during the Philippines Campaign in World War II. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1958.

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1948 Progressive National Convention

The 1948 Progressive National Convention was held in Philadelphia from July 23–25, 1948. The convention ratified the candidacies of former Vice President Henry A. Wallace

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  1. "Soviet-Dominated Koreans Create A Regime Claiming Whole Nation". The New York Times : 1, 5. May 1, 1948.
  2. Sedgwick, A. C. (May 2, 1948). "Athens Bomb Kills Minister; Red Plot on Cabinet Alleged". The New York Times : 1, 5.
  3. Newton, Marshall E. (May 3, 1948). "Eisenhower Ends Army Life, Comes to New Home Here". The New York Times : 1.
  4. "Colombia Breaks Off Relations With Soviet". The New York Times : 1. May 4, 1948.
  5. Adams, Frank S. (May 4, 1948). "Pulitzer Prizes Go to 'Streetcar' And Michener's Stories of Pacific". The New York Times : 1, 22.
  6. Sedgwick, A. C. (May 5, 1948). "Greece Executes Scores of Leftists". The New York Times : 1.
  7. "Russians Place Curbs On Berlin Mail to West". The New York Times : 12. May 6, 1948.
  8. Welles, Benjamin (May 7, 1948). "Big 4 Halt Parley on Austrian Pact". The New York Times : 1.
  9. "Books Published Today". The New York Times : 12. May 6, 1948.
  10. Anderson, David (May 8, 1948). "Churchill Bids Europe Unite To Avoid Impending Perils". The New York Times : 1, 6.
  11. "Churchill addresses The Congress of Europe". The Churchill Society. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  12. Rosenthal, A. M. (May 8, 1948). "End of U. N. Effort to Bind Atom Fixed". The New York Times : 1, 5.
  13. "Statement by the President Upon Issuing Order Averting a Railroad Strike". Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  14. Cortesi, Arnaldo (May 12, 1948). "Einaudi Is Elected President of Italy". The New York Times : 18.
  15. Moscow, Warren (May 12, 1948). "Wallace Presents Peace Bid to Stalin". The New York Times : 1, 14.
  16. "Text of Wallace Letter to Stalin". The New York Times : 14. May 12, 1948.
  17. Anderson, David (May 13, 1948). "Wilhelmina Will Abdicate; Juliana to Be Queen in Fall". The New York Times : 1.
  18. Carenan, Caitlin (2012). The Fervent Embrace: Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel. New York University Press. p. xi. ISBN   9780814708378.
  19. Roach, James (May 16, 1948). "Big Calumet Day". The New York Times : S1.
  20. "Zionist, 73, Heads Regime; State Asks U. N. Membership". The New York Times : 1. May 17, 1948.
  21. "Stalin Declares Wallace Letter Is Basis For Talk". The New York Times : 1. May 18, 1948.
  22. "Moscow Note to New State Broad in Diplomatic Scope". The New York Times : 1. May 17, 1948.
  23. Hamilton, Thomas J. (May 17, 1948). "Quick Act Sought". The New York Times : 1.
  24. "High Court Denies Germans a Review". The New York Times : 9. May 19, 1948.
  25. Hulen, Bertram D. (May 20, 1948). "Marshall Asserts Soviet Cooperation Is Test of Sincerity". The New York Times : 1, 8.
  26. "Wallace Attacks Marshall Stand On Stalin Offer". San Bernardino Sun: 2. May 19, 1948.
  27. Morris, John D. (May 20, 1948). "Bill to Control Communists Passed by House, 319 to 58". The New York Times : 1.
  28. "Escape by Czech Airmen". The Advertiser . Adelaide: 1. May 21, 1948.
  29. "Books Published Today". The New York Times : 25. May 19, 1948.
  30. Sullivan, Walter (May 21, 1948). "Count Bernadotte of Sweden To Be Mediator in Palestine". The New York Times : 1.
  31. "Britain and Brazil Sign Trade Treaty". The New York Times : 5. May 22, 1948.
  32. "Meat Workers End Strike Today; Return to 3 Major Plants Today". The New York Times : 1. May 22, 1948.
  33. "Surgeons Warned by Pius". The New York Times : 16. May 22, 1948.
  34. Browne, Mallory (May 23, 1948). "Compromise Wins". The New York Times : 1.
  35. "No. 1 Red Is Ousted By Finnish Cabinet". The New York Times : 1. May 23, 1948.
  36. "Hungarian Primate Concurs". The New York Times : 9. May 24, 1948.
  37. Hmailton, Thomas J. (May 25, 1948). "Soviet Uses U.N. Double Veto To Bar Study of Czech Group". The New York Times : 1, 10.
  38. "GM Raises Wages 11c An Hour, Ties Pay to Living Cost". The New York Times : 1, 21. May 26, 1948.
  39. Hamilton, Thomas J. (May 27, 1948). "Conditions Asked". The New York Times : 1.
  40. Tower, Samuel A. (May 28, 1948). "Truman and Congress Rush 'Voice' Broadcast Inquiries". The New York Times : 1, 8–9.
  41. "Many Inquiries Launched Into U.S. Broadcasts". San Bernardino Sun: 2. May 28, 1948.
  42. Archambault, G. H. (May 29, 1948). "Smuts Resigns, Leaves Public Life; Nationalist Asked to Form Cabinet". The New York Times : 1.
  43. Ruch, Walter W. (May 29, 1948). "Chrysler Walkout Ended by 13c Raise". The New York Times : 1.
  44. Browne, Mallory (May 30, 1948). "U. N. Asks a 4-Week Truce, Palestine Arms Embargo; Sanctions Are Threatened". The New York Times : 1.
  45. "Camphor Explosion Kills 11". The New York Times : 8. May 30, 1948.
  46. "Formosa Death Toll Raised". The New York Times : 8. May 31, 1948.
  47. White, William S. (May 30, 1948). "Wallace Assails Red-Control Bill As War-Mongering". The New York Times : 1.
  48. Schumach, Murray (May 30, 1948). "'Oklahoma!' Ends Broadway Run With 2,500% Net on Investment". The New York Times : 36.
  49. "Pope Backs Fight on Budapest Reds". The New York Times : 6. May 31, 1948.
  50. Johnston, Richard J. H. (June 1, 1948). "Rhee Claims Rule for All Korea, But Wants U. S. Troops to Remain". The New York Times : 1.
  51. Schnabel, James F. (1990). United States Army in the Korean War, Policy and Direction: The First Year. Washington: Center of Military History. pp. 26–27. ISBN   9780160882340.
  52. Matthews, Herbert L. (June 1, 1948). "Six Powers Agree on West Germany". The New York Times : 1.
  53. Yust, Walter, ed. (1949). 1949 Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. p. 8.