Look what happened the 1949.

United Nations cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly. (1. January 1949)

Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico. (2. January 1949)

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established. (3. January 1949)

United States President Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program. (5. January 1949)

The first "networked" television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming. (11. January 1949)

A record-setting snowstorm hits Los Angeles, California. (11. January 1949)

Chinese Civil War: The Communist forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government. (15. January 1949)

The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, airs for the first time. (17. January 1949)

Cuba recognizes Israel. (19. January 1949)

Point Four Program a program for economic aid to poor countries announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President. (20. January 1949)

At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented. (25. January 1949)

The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976). (26. January 1949)

These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago. (31. January 1949)

Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary is sentenced for treason. (8. February 1949)

The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time. (14. February 1949)

The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec. (14. February 1949)

Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls. (15. February 1949)

Chaim Weizmann begins his term as the first President of Israel. (17. February 1949)

Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University. (19. February 1949)

Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute. (2. March 1949)

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