WHAT ALL HAPPENED APRIL TO DECEMBER 1947
Find out what all happened April to December 1947

The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court's 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel. (9. April 1947)

The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published. (25. June 1947)

United States of America and Islamic Republic of Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time. (20. October 1947)

The North American F-86 Sabre flies for the first time. (1. October 1947)

The Supreme Court of Japan is established. (4. August 1947)

In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose or H-4 The Hercules; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built. (2. November 1947)

Saab produces its first automobile. (10. June 1947)

Jerusalem Riots of 1947: Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine. (2. December 1947)

The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath. (17. November 1947)

Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America. (7. August 1947)

The Philippine Air Force is established. (1. July 1947)

The Radcliffe Line, the border between Dominion of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed. (17. August 1947)

Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, the U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement. (22. May 1947)

The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories. (23. December 1947)

Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine. (29. November 1947)

The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. (5. October 1947)

The Glazier–Higgins–Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. (9. April 1947)

Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed. (16. September 1947)

Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077. (15. September 1947)

Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948). (6. November 1947)

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