Jan 1 . Hirohio renounces his divinity.
Rationing of tires ended.
Mar 5 . Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech.
Mar 6 . War begins in Indochina.
Mar 15. Greek Civil War begins.
Apr 10. War crimes trials begin in Toyko.
May 1 . Chinese capital re-established at Nanking.
July 1 . Bikini atomic bomb test Able "air burst".
July 22. Zion terrorist Menachem Begin blows up British HQ in Palestine.
July 25. Bikini atomic bomb test Baker "undersea burst".
July 29. ChiComms attack Marine truck convoy.
Oct 16. German war criminals executed (12).
Last died in Spandau Prison Aug 17, 1987
Nov 11. Price controls removed.
Jan 7 . Gen Marshall leaves China, peace mission failed.
Apr 5 . ChiComms attack Marine ammo depot.
May 23. India partitioned into India and Pakistan.
June 1 . Sugar rationing is ended.
June 5 . Marshall Plan Proposed.
July 4 . U.S. grants Philippine independence.
Aug 15. India and Pakistan independence.
Aug 30. Marines leave China.
Sept 1 . Veterans account for half of college enrollment.
Nov 2 . The "Spruce Goose" flew -- largest airplane in the world.
Nov 26. Partition of Palestine.
Feb 25. Czechoslovakia becomes Communist.
Mar 31. Congress funds Marshall Plan.
Apr 16 - May 16 Three nuclear weapon tests at Enewetak
May 14. Israel independence. War.
Jun 24. Berlin is blockaded.
July 1 . Berlin airlift starts.
Dec 23. Execution of 7 Japanese war criminals.
All others were released 1954-56.
Apr 4 . NATO formed.
Apr 23 The People's Liberation Army (ChiComs) conquered Nanjing. Chiang's gov to Canton.
May 12. Berlin blockade lifted.
July 14. Soviet atomic bomb test.
Oct 1 . Communist victory in China. Nationalists flee to Taiwan.
Oct 16. Greek Civil War ended with outing of Communists.
Dec 10. Ching Kai-Shek and 2 million people to Formosa
Dec 17. Indonesia independence.
June 25. North Korea invade South Korea. Police Action ends in 1953.
Rationing in England, Europe continued until 1954.