Look what happened the 1947.

The American and British occupation zones in Germany, after World War II, merge to form the Bizone, that later became West Germany. (1. January 1947)

The Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 comes into effect, converting British subjects into Canadian citizens. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen. (1. January 1947)

Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time. (3. January 1947)

Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world. (6. January 1947)

Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive. (9. January 1947)

The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (The "Black Dahlia") is found in Los Angeles' Leimert Park. (15. January 1947)

KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California. (22. January 1947)

Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece. (24. January 1947)

Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a cathode ray tubeamusement device (25. January 1947)

The lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon. (3. February 1947)

Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia. (10. February 1947)

A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union. (12. February 1947)

Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world. (12. February 1947)

In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America. (21. February 1947)

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded. (23. February 1947)

The State of Prussia ceases to exist. (25. February 1947)

228 massacre: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of an estimated 30,000 civilians. (28. February 1947)

The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations. (1. March 1947)

Thirteen thousand troops sent by the Kuomintang government of China arrive in Taiwan after the 228 Incident and launch crackdowns which kill thousands of people, including many elites. This turns into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement. (8. March 1947)

The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism. (12. March 1947)

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