Look what happened the 1946.

Popular Canadian American jockey George Woolf dies in a freak accident during a race; the annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him. (3. January 1946)

The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented. (10. January 1946)

The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals. (10. January 1946)

Enver Hoxha, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Albania, declares the People's Republic of Albania with himself as head of state. (11. January 1946)

The UN Security Council holds its first session. (17. January 1946)

General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals. (19. January 1946)

In Iran, Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at Chuwarchira Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president and Hadschi Baba Scheich is the prime minister. (22. January 1946)

Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency. (22. January 1946)

The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. (24. January 1946)

The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor. (25. January 1946)

Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling that of the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia). (31. January 1946)

Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General. (1. February 1946)

The Parliament of Hungary abolishes the monarchy after nine centuries, and proclaims the Hungarian Republic. (1. February 1946)

The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea. (5. February 1946)

The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published. (8. February 1946)

World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats. (12. February 1946)

African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil. (12. February 1946)

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

ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (15. February 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)

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