Look what happened the 1949.

The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut. (2. March 1949)

Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is condemned to prison for treason. (8. March 1949)

President of France Vincent Auriol and ex-emperor Bảo Đại sign the Élysée Accords, giving Vietnam greater independence from France and creating the State of Vietnam to oppose Viet Minh-led Democratic Republic of Vietnam. (8. March 1949)

The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union. (25. March 1949)

A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO. (30. March 1949)

The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada. (31. March 1949)

Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Nationalist Party in Beijing, after three years of fighting. (1. April 1949)

The Government of Canada repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years. (1. April 1949)

The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become Ireland. (1. April 1949)

Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (4. April 1949)

Fireside Theater debuts on television. (5. April 1949)

A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States. (5. April 1949)

At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland. (17. April 1949)

The keel for the aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals. (18. April 1949)

Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy. (23. April 1949)

Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed. (28. April 1949)

The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash at the Superga hill at the edge of Turin, Italy. (4. May 1949)

The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration. (5. May 1949)

EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation. (6. May 1949)

Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco. (9. May 1949)

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