WHAT ALL HAPPENED JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER 1946
Find out what all happened January to September 1946

Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam. (2. March 1946)

Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement. (29. April 1946)

Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn. (8. May 1946)

Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong. (24. September 1946)

Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more. (9. March 1946)

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France. (19. March 1946)

Électricité de France, the world's largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors. (8. April 1946)

An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless. (4. August 1946)

First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground. (10. May 1946)

Naperville train disaster kills 47. (26. April 1946)

Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours. (10. July 1946)

Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto II of Italy is exiled. (2. June 1946)

Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Bombay harbour, from where the action spreads throughout the Provinces of British India, involving 78 ships, twenty shore establishments and 20,000 sailors (18. February 1946)

The Bank of England is nationalized. (14. February 1946)

King David Hotel bombing: a Zionist underground organisation, the Irgun, bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, site of the civil administration and military headquarters for Mandate Palestine, resulting in 91 deaths. (22. July 1946)

The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place; two guards and three inmates are killed. (2. May 1946)

United States Secretary of State James F. Byrnes announces that the U.S. will follow a policy of economic reconstruction in postwar Germany. (6. September 1946)

Aleutian Island earthquake: A 8.6 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159, mostly in Hilo. (1. April 1946)

The Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister. (2. September 1946)

UMNO is created. (11. May 1946)

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