September 1948

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The following events occurred in September 1948:

September 1, 1948 (Wednesday)

  • A parliamentary assembly tasked with writing a provisional constitution for western Germany formally convened at Bonn. Christian Democratic leader Konrad Adenauer was elected Assembly President.[1]
  • 44 people, most of them circus performers, as well as an assortment of circus animals drowned off the coast of Colombia in the sinking of the Honduran ship Euzkera. 12 survived.[2]
  • A German appeals court acquitted Hjalmar Schacht of charges that he had been a major Nazi offender and ordered him released from prison.[3]
  • Born: James Rebhorn, actor, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Died: Muhammad VII al-Munsif, 67, ruler of Tunisia 1942–43

September 2, 1948 (Thursday)

September 3, 1948 (Friday)

September 4, 1948 (Saturday)

September 5, 1948 (Sunday)

September 6, 1948 (Monday)

September 7, 1948 (Tuesday)

  • The government of French Prime Minister Robert Schuman was toppled after just two days in power when it lost a narrow confidence vote in the National Assembly, 295 to 289.[9]
  • Born: Susan Blakely, actress and model, in Frankfurt, Germany

September 8, 1948 (Wednesday)

September 9, 1948 (Thursday)

September 10, 1948 (Friday)

September 11, 1948 (Saturday)

September 12, 1948 (Sunday)

September 13, 1948 (Monday)

September 14, 1948 (Tuesday)

September 15, 1948 (Wednesday)

September 16, 1948 (Thursday)

September 17, 1948 (Friday)

September 18, 1948 (Saturday)

September 19, 1948 (Sunday)

September 20, 1948 (Monday)

  • The Israeli government enacted emergency anti-terrorist legislation, allowing for imprisonment of 5 to 25 years for taking an active part in terrorist acts and 1 to 5 years for membership in a terrorist organization.[21]
  • Count Bernadotte's final report to the United Nations was published posthumously. It called for recognition of Israel but advocated transfer of the Negev area to Arabs, incorporation of all of Galilee into Israel and placing Jerusalem under UN control.[22]
  • Born: Rey Langit, journalist, in Pampanga, Philippines; George R. R. Martin, novelist, in Bayonne, New Jersey; Adrian Piper, conceptual artist, in New York City
  • Died: Husain Salaahuddin, 67, Maldivian writer and scholar

September 21, 1948 (Tuesday)

September 22, 1948 (Wednesday)

September 23, 1948 (Thursday)

September 24, 1948 (Friday)

September 25, 1948 (Saturday)

  • At a United Nations address in Paris, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Vyshinsky called upon the five great powers to reduce their armed forces by one-third as a first step toward disarmament.[31]
  • Born: Vladimir Yevtushenkov, business oligarch, in Smolensk, USSR

September 26, 1948 (Sunday)

  • Through an authorized broadcast on TASS, the Soviet Union replied to the three-power note on Berlin by naming its price for settlement of the dispute: control of all land and air traffic between Berlin and western Germany.[32] The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and France replied that further negotiations were impossible and that they intended to refer the matter to the UN Security Council.[33]
  • The Boston Braves clinched their first National League pennant since 1914 when they edged the New York Giants 3-2.[34]
  • Born: Olivia Newton-John, singer, actress and activist, in Cambridge, England

September 27, 1948 (Monday)

September 28, 1948 (Tuesday)

  • Defense Ministers of Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg announced from Paris an agreement to establish a permanent common defense organization for Western Europe.[37]
  • Died: Gregg Toland, 44, American cinematographer (coronary thrombosis)

September 29, 1948 (Wednesday)

September 30, 1948 (Thursday)

  • Berlin Communists moved into the official chambers of the elected City Assembly in the Soviet zone and conducted business there over the protests of the regular City Assembly.[40]
  • Died: Edith Roosevelt, 87, First Lady of the United States 1901–09

References

  1. ^ Raymond, Jack (September 2, 1948). "Germans Organize Assembly In West". The New York Times: p. 8. 
  2. ^ "44 Persons Missing in Circus Ship Sunk in Caribbean With Animals". The New York Times: p. 1. September 9, 1948. 
  3. ^ "Schacht Cleared On Nazi Charge". San Bernardino Sun: p. 6. September 2, 1948. 
  4. ^ "Zhdanov Given Red State Funeral". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 5. September 2, 1948. 
  5. ^ Dugan, George (September 4, 1948). "Christians Aks End of Anti-Semitism". The New York Times: p. 16. 
  6. ^ Anderson, David (September 5, 1948). "Wilhelmina Gives Rule to Daughter". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  7. ^ Anderson, David (September 7, 1948). "Juliana Takes Oath as Queen; First Act Is to Honor Mother". The New York Times: p. 1,3. 
  8. ^ "Johnston Answera Rabbis on Protest". The New York Times: p. 19. September 10, 1948. 
  9. ^ Warren, Lansing (September 8, 1948). "Schuman Cabinet Falls, 295 to 289, Accenting Crisis". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  10. ^ "Talmadge Victor in Georgia Voting". The New York Times: p. 18. September 10, 1948. 
  11. ^ Harrison, Don. "Rex Barney". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Louisiana Strikes Truman Off Ballot". New York Times: p. 1. September 11, 1948. 
  13. ^ "Wallace Charges 'Fascism' As 48,000 Cheer at Rally". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 2. September 11, 1948. 
  14. ^ "40 GI's in Korea Dead in Rail Crash". The New York Times: p. 1. September 15, 1948. 
  15. ^ Boyne, Walter J. (2007). Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force, 1947-2007. St. Martin's Press. p. 464. ISBN 9781429901802. 
  16. ^ "Union Head Admits He's Communist". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 1. September 16, 1948. 
  17. ^ "The Assassination of Count Bernadotte". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  18. ^ Meltzer, Julian Louis (September 19, 1948). "Jerusalem Sealed". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  19. ^ Wainstock, Dennis (1999). Truman, MacArthur and the Korean War. Greenwood Press. p. 6. ISBN 9780313308376. 
  20. ^ Strong, Anna Louise (1949). In North Korea: First Eye-Witness Report. New York: Soviet Russia Today. p. 47. 
  21. ^ Meltzer, Julian Louis (September 21, 1948). "Terror Penalties Enacted By Israel". The New York Times: p. 7. 
  22. ^ Brewer, Sam Pope (September 21, 1948). "Final Report Filed". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  23. ^ Hamilton, Thomas J. (September 22, 1948). "Evatt Heads U. N. Assembly; West-Soviet Clash Is Looming". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  24. ^ Meltzer, Julian Louis (September 22, 1948). "Irgunists Disband, Join Israeli Army". The New York Times: p. 1, 3. 
  25. ^ "Cerdan Wins Title, Knocking Out Zale". The New York Times: p. 1. September 22, 1948. 
  26. ^ Callender, Harold (September 23, 1948). "Notes Go to Soviet". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  27. ^ "Red Rally Scores 'Fascists' Attack". The New York Times: p. 52. September 24, 1948. 
  28. ^ "Trial of 'Axis Sally' Set". The New York Times: p. 8. September 25, 1948. 
  29. ^ "Truman Said Near To Ballot Spot In Louisiana". Presscott Evening Courier. Prescott, AZ: p. 1. September 24, 1948. 
  30. ^ "Actor Arrested On Girl Charge". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 1. September 24, 1948. 
  31. ^ Hamilton, Thomas J. (September 26, 1948). "Russian Spurs U. N.". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  32. ^ "Air Control Asked". The New York Times: p. 1. September 26, 1948. 
  33. ^ Callender, Harold (September 27, 1948). "Direct Talks End". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  34. ^ Burns, Edward (September 27, 1948). "Braves Win Title; Indians Take A.L. Lead". Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago: Part 3, p. 1. 
  35. ^ "Okinawa Struck By Typhoon". The Canberra Times: p. 1. October 6, 1948. 
  36. ^ Faulkner, William (2011). Intruder in the Dust. Random House. p. 244. ISBN 9780679736516. 
  37. ^ Warren, Lansing (September 29, 1948). "Defense Objective". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  38. ^ Hamilton, Thomas J. (September 30, 1948). "Notes Given to Lie". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  39. ^ Stark, Louis (September 30, 1948). "Lilienthal Orders 2 Unions Barred at Atomic Plants". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  40. ^ Morrow, Edward A. (October 1, 1948). "Leftists Take Over Chamber In Berlin". The New York Times: p. 2. 
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