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 Post subject: Dark Earth Timeline
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This thread will provide overall background details and chronological development of the Dark Earthverse to join together the major storylines from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s currently going on.

The first phase will be 1946-1949, then 1950-1960, which will cover the postwar period and link 1947, the Korean War and the 60s tales (The Red Shadow and Never Had it So Good). It will eventually be followed by the pre WW1 1895-1913 period and then 1920-1938; the World Wars will have separate timelines of events going along with the larger pieces on them both.

Hopefully some trends begin to clearly emerge and some answers will begin to trickle through. as well as some general events providing entertainment.

1946

January
January 1: Emperor Hirohito announces that he is not a living god.
January 2: British and American aircraft carriers strike Nazi German positions in Antarctica.
January 3: Execution of William 'Lord Haw-Haw' Joyce by hanging for treason at Wandsworth Prison.
January 4: The Reichskleinodien, fabled treasures of the Holy Roman Empire stolen from Austria-Hungary by the Nazis, are returned to Vienna by General George Patton.
January 4: Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in Japan, General Douglas MacArthur, begins a purge of the Japanese government.
January 5: Formal establishment of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, formally part as the Tube Alloys programme.
January 6: Albania and Yugoslavia sign a defensive alliance.
January 7: France resumes its role as protecting power of Cambodia.
January 8: Allied and Soviet delegations come to a conclusive agreement on the border between occupied Germany and Poland, running along the Oder-Neiss River Line.
January 9: Harry Cole, Nazi collaborator and traitor, is executed by hanging at Wandsworth Prison.
January 10: First postwar meeting of the reconvened League of Nations
January 11: British forces complete the process of withdrawal from Formosa, leaving the island to the American backed Chinese Republicans.
January 12: Contentious ratification of Soviet-Polish border treaty along Curzon Line B, not recognized by London based government-in-exile.
January 13: Harry Houdini steps down as US Secretary of Magic.
January 14: A Royal Navy study on the optimum postwar fleet recommends an active force of 20 battleships, 16 carriers, 75 cruisers, 240 destroyers and frigates and 72 submarines, supported by a reserve force of 15 battleships, 20 carriers, 50 cruisers, 160 escorts and 56 submarines.
January 15: The final units of the West Indies Corps arrive home from Europe and the Far East.
January 16: Return of Otto von Habsburg to Austria-Hungary
January 17: Sweden and Norway sign a mutual defence agreement.
January 18: The British Eighth Army is redesignated the British Army of the Danube.
January 19: Creation of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East
January 20: The Swiss Air Force takes delivery of its first jet fighters, de Havilland Vampires.
January 21: Nation wide steel strike in the United States begins
January 22: US President Harry S. Truman officially renames the OSS to the Central Intelligence Agency.
January 23: Initial plans for the postwar USAF call for a 100 group force.
January 24: Return of the Dutch East Indies to the control of the Netherlands
January 25: Joseph Stalin authorizes the development of a Soviet atomic bomb in a meeting with Igor Kurchatov
January 26: Bikini Atoll selected as the site for US atomic bomb tests.
January 27: First free elections in 15 years take place in German in the American zone of occupation.
January 28: The final African Safari of Theodore Roosevelt concludes as he departs Nairobi for Egypt.
January 29: RMS Titanic is retired for the second and final time.
January 30: First light of the 250" King George VI Telescope at the Royal Observatory, Herstmonceux Castle.
January 31: A Belgian frigate is lost to a mine in the North Sea, the first Allied naval loss in Europe for the year.

February
February 1: The Soviet Union formally annexes the Kuril Islands.
February 2: Trygve Lie installed as Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
February 3: Public news of the Gouzenko Affair breaks in Canada.
February 4: Labour strikes in Ceylon are broken up by the British garrison.
February 5: Swedish garrisons on Gotland and the Aland Islands are quietly reinforced with detachments of the Royal Swedish Air Force's first Gloster Meteor equipped jet fighter units.
February 6: Restoration of Charles Vyner Brooke, White Rajah of Sarawak.
February 7: Communist riots in Vienna.
February 8: Discovery of the Lost Treasure of Setah in Ubangi-Shari.
February 9: Stalin claims another war with the West is inevitable due to rapacious capitalism and imperialism.
February 10: Soviet elections see the Communist Party candidates elected across the country with overwhelming majorities averaging 99%.
February 11: Reported sighting of Mussolini in Lisbon.
February 12: The first shiploads of freed British prisoners of war arrive in Southampton after being liberated from Japanese captivity following the surrender of September 1945. Just over half of the 46,000 personnel captured in Hong Kong, Malaya, Burma and Sumatra in 1941-1942 survived their ordeal.
February 13: USAF B-36s destroy Nazi air bases in Antarctica in a series of heavy air raids.
February 14: The American ENIAC electronic computer is unveiled to the public at the University of Pennsylvania.
February 15: Stalin orders the initiation of a full scale Soviet rocket and space programme to extend the reach and power of the USSR and communism to the rest of the solar system.
February 16: First commercial sales of the Sikorsky S-51 helicopter.
February 17: An unidentified dragon flies over Paris, causing widespread panic.
February 18: In the aftermath of the Second World War, the United States Department of Justice moves to restrict civilian access to armed bears.
February 19: Royal Opera House at Covent Garden reopens after the war, with The Royal Ballet performing Sleeping Beauty
February 20: The fleet of the British Tanker Company, a shipping subsidiary of British Petroleum, reaches its pre-war level of 179 vessels.
February 21: Brazilian troops report increased encounters with hostile lizard men in the Amazon.
February 22: Long Telegram
February 23: Execution of General Yamashita in Manila for war crimes.
February 24: Argentinian federal elections see Prime Minister Roberto Maria Ortiz returned to power.
February 25: British and American bases on the moons report sightings of flying saucer shaped objects moving at fantastically fast speeds.
February 26: Last major combat operations in Antarctica as British and American troops defeat Waffen SS commandos in an underground complex in the Orvin Mountains.
February 27: Reports from Argentina, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, China and Persia of 'ghost rockets'.
February 28: Ho Chi Minh sends a telegram to President Truman seeking US aid and influence to prevent French reoccupation of Indochina. It is refused and Ho seeks Soviet support.

March
March 1: First flight of the P-86 Sabre jet fighter.
March 2: Signing of the Anglo-Norwegian Mutual Defence Agreement in Oslo.
March 3: Scotland Yard conducts several raids on underground jazz clubs in London, arresting 56 on charges related to illegal drugs, indecency and offending public morality.
March 4: Field Marshal Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim reelected as Prime Minister of Finland, indicating that he will serve one final term in office to shepherd Finland through the immediate postwar period.
March 5: Iron Curtain speech by Sir Winston Churchill in Fulton, Missouri. He famously evokes the image of an Iron Curtain descending across Eastern Europe from Kolberg in the Baltic to Constanta on the Black Sea, enveloping Warsaw, Krakow, Konigsberg and Bucharest in the Soviet Empire.
March 6: Jackie Robinson becomes the first Negro to play Major League Baseball.
March 7: The population of Bikini Atoll are evacuated ahead of planned US atomic tests later in the year.
March 8: London overtakes New York to once again be the largest city in the world.
March 9: Kraken attack two US merchant ships off Iceland; one is sunk while the other is saved by the intervention of RNAS aircraft from Reykjavik.
March 10: In Bombay, the Aga Khan receives his weight in diamonds in honour of his 60th year on the throne.
March 11: Rudolf Hoss, former commandant of Auschwitz death camp, is arrested by British troops near Flensburg.
March 12: Crash of a Vickers Victoria at Birmingham kills 28.
March 13: Mysterious remains of a metal ship are found in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert by US geologists. The site is immediately declared classified by the US military.
March 14: American troops leave Burma.
March 15: End of cheese, milk and butter rationing in Great Britain.
March 16: Anti-Dutch protests in Batavia turn violent, with 87 being killed in subsequent riots.
March 17: The Emperor of China sentences 92 captured Republican officials to death by ling chi for alleged collaboration with Japan.
March 18: Arrest of Josef Mengele, 'The Angel of Death' of Auschwitz, by Allied troops in Germany.
March 19: Prime Minister Richardson of Canada arrives in London for an expansive tour of Britain and Europe.
March 20: The first civilian Land Rovers go on sale in Britain.
March 21: Chinese border raids into Tibet begin to occur with far more than usual frequency.
March 22: Time Magazine estimates the wealth of the world's richest man, the Nizam of Hyderabad, to be over $5 billion, closely in front of the second placed Emperor of China.
March 23: British Prime Minister Harcourt and Canadian Prime Minister Richardson visit Antwerp.
March 24: First broadcast of Alister Cooke's 'Letter to America' on the BBC.
March 25: Execution of Masanobu Tsuji at Singapore for war crimes.
March 26: Establishment of an Anglo-American radio telescope base on the far side of Luna for the monitoring of outer space.
March 27: British troops moved to Persia from India in response to several incidents along the Soviet-Persian border.
March 28: Elections in the former East Prussia see the German Communist Party win 99.7% of the vote, after early reports predicted 102.3%. Pravda hails the result as a triumph for democracy.
March 29: The last USN units depart Espiritu Santu.
March 30: Formal end of German resistance in Antarctica
March 31: First flight of the Swedish Saab 24 jet fighter prototype.

April
April 1: A tsunami caused by an oceanic earthquake strikes Hilo in Hawaii, killing 237 and injuring several thousand.
April 2: Soviet and Mongolian engineers strike a major oil deposit in the Gobi Desert.
April 3: Execution of Japanese General Masahura Homma in Manila.
April 4: The Far Eastern Commission expressly excuses Emperor Hirohito from trial for war crimes.
April 5: The Royal Navy battleship HMS Warspite is decommissioned after 34 years service. Active in both World Wars, Warspite earned more battle honours than any other modern British vessel.
April 6: A rare flight of flying giant chickens spotted over Lyonesse.
April 7: French Guiana, Martinique and Réunion established as overseas départements of the Kingdom of France.
April 8: Nationalization of the French electrical industry.
April 9: Formal establishment of the Indonesian Air Force, initially equipped with 28 former Japanese aircraft.
April 10: Japanese General Election: The Liberal Party wins 152 seats, the Progressive Party 94, the Socialist Party 81 and the Democratic Party 60.
April 11: The first flight of the Goodyear Super Dirigible in Akron, Ohio.
April 12: Field Marshal Alexander takes office as Governor-General of Canada.
April 13: First US launch of a captured German V-2 rocket at White Sands, New Mexico.
April 14: Death of Portugal's last wild giant, Othar.
April 15: First television network broadcast in the United States.
April 16: Discovery of huge gold deposits at Odendaalsrus in Orange River Province, South Africa.
April 17: Reports of flying saucers over Western Europe.
April 18: British Liberal economist John Maynard Keynes is created a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath for his services to the war effort.
April 19: First flight of the prototype YB-49 strategic bomber.
April 20: The United States Air Force proposes an exploration mission to the asteroid belt to mark the 150th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
April 21: First test of the Advanced Spell Mirror in Arizona by the US Army Magical Corps.
April 22: Death of Harlan Stone, Chief Justice of the United States, from a stroke while in court.
April 23: Operation Hurricane - First British atomic bomb test, at Maralinga, South Australia.
April 24: First flight of the Soviet MiG-9 jet fighter.
April 25: First recorded use of the words 'Space Nazis' in the British and American press.
April 26: Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten is created Viceroy of India.
April 27: Sir Edward Bridges takes office as Cabinet Secretary, replacing Sir Maurice Hankey who had served in the role since 1912.
April 28: A White Paper on Railways is commissioned by the Harcourt Government.
April 29: Beginning of the trials of 32 major Japanese war criminals at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo.
April 30: Opening of the expanded airfield on the British colony of Easter Island.

May
May 1: Labour riots and pro-communist protests in France and Italy.
May 2: Sound barrier broken by Janusz Zurakowski in the Miles M.52.
May 3: End of the 'Battle of Alcatraz', sparked by a failed escape attempt.
May 4: Five merchant ships are sunk in the North Atlantic in apparent rogue submarine attacks.
May 5: The first of four Royal Canadian Navy battlecarriers is laid down at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
May 6: Heathrow Airport opened for civilian use.
May 7: Execution of Anton Mussert, Dutch fascist leader, by firing squad on the Waalsdorpervlakte.
May 8: The House of Lords passes the National Insurance Act, reforming British social security insurance.
May 9: Anti-Western riots in Shanghai are put down by the Anglo-American garrison.
May 10: Shigeru Yoshida ordered by Emperor Hirohito to form a Japanese Cabinet.
May 11: First delivery of US CARE packages to the people of Europe.
May 12: Secret testing begins on arcane lightswords in Northern Sweden.
May 13: Austro-Hungarian General Election: Social Democrats record a resounding victory.
May 14: A plague outbreak in Arizona results in widespread quarantines in Greenlee County.
May 15: Commissioning of USCG Eagle, a sail training ship captured from Germany.
May 16: An RAF English Electric Canberra breaks the speed record for an aircraft crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
May 17: Construction begins on a large new Imperial Steel integrated steelworks at Ravenscraig, Scotland.
May 18: Two RN escort carriers are transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy as interim naval aid.
May 19: Annual surveying by the US National Park Service confirms the ongoing health of the 652ft tall Mother of the Forest in Calaveras, California.
May 20: Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the completion of the Cape to Cairo Railway.
May 21: Death of Dr. Louis Slotin in a radiation accident at Los Alamos.
May 22: The United States Navy begins testing of a ship-mounted ray gun.
May 23: An earthquake off the coast of Crete disturbs an underground minotaur colony, leading to widespread panic and violent clashes prior to order being restored by the Imperial Army.
May 24: US President Harry S. Truman threatens to use the military to protect workers breaking a nationwide railway strike after successfully ending a coal mining strike using emergency powers.
May 25: The Minsk Tractor Works are established in the Byelorussian capital in one of the initial major steps in Soviet industrial reconstruction.
May 26: Signing of the Anglo-Jordanian Treaty of Security and Cooperation.
May 27: Australia and New Zealand begin discussions on formal strategic defence coordination agreements above and beyond their current Imperial ties.
May 28: The United States and France agree to an extensive loan package for $2470 million.
May 29: Establishment of the Antonov design bureau in the Soviet Union.
May 30: Development work begins on an experimental British supergun based on the 36" Dover Guns. It is thought that the weapon will be capable of firing atomic rounds at some stage in the future.
May 31: Six former Japanese giant submarine aircraft carriers arrive in Pearl Harbor for secret inspections by the United States Navy.

June
June 1: Execution of former Romanian dictator Ion Antonescu.
June 2: The last operational units of the British Army's Corps of Elephantry are disbanded.
June 3: The Soviet Union demands economic and territorial concessions around Petsamo from Finland.
June 4: French troops in the Rhineland come under nocturnal attack from suspected orc raids, lasting for the next three months until the monsters' lair is located and destroyed with explosives.
June 5: A number of Egyptian Army officers are arrested on suspicion of plotting against the British-backed government in what is the first of a number of purges of American influenced republican elements in the military.
June 6: Solemn ceremonies in Normandy mark the second anniversary of the D-Day landings that began the liberation of France.
June 7: First successful US test of an anti-magic bomb.
June 8: London Victory Parade and Celebrations
June 9: RAF Hawker Tempests conduct a number of airstrikes on rebel positions and camps in the Ogaden in support of Ethiopian Army operations. A number of former Italian irregulars are suspected of involvement in the insurgency.
June 10: Development work begins on the first indigenous Soviet jet bomber.
June 11: Spanish general election: The Liberals form a coalition with the Centrists and Socialists in the first election since 1939.
June 12: Discovery of a partially intact codex in Peru reportedly describing the route to one of the seven fabled Mysterious Cities of Gold.
June 13: An interim agreement between France, Britain and the United States is reached regarding the Allied occupation of Italy.
June 14: The US battleship USS New Jersey visits Tangiers, sparking several disturbances in favour of Moroccan independence from Spanish, French and British rule.
June 15: First performance of the Blue Angels, the USN and USMC aerial demonstration team, at Jacksonville, Florida.
June 16: Treaty of Darwin officially transfers Dutch and Portuguese Timor to Australia.
June 17: A strange double-headed comet passes across the skies of Europe and North America, sparking speculation of arcane involvement.
June 18: Major new oil discovery in Mexico sparks a rush of fortune seekers and considerable competition between British and American oilmen.
June 19: Beginning of the Central African Rebellion.
June 20: Passage of the National Health Service Act through the House of Lords. It is given Royal Assent on June 25th.
June 21: Two Spanish cruisers land marines to put down anti-European riots in Madagascar.
June 22: The last Rhodesian Army units return home from Europe, leaving only five squadrons of the RRAF attached to the Royal Air Force in Germany and Italy.
June 23: Signing of the Anglo-French Coal Agreement, guaranteeing French access to imports of British coal for the next 20 years.
June 24: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive in Canada for their North American tour.
June 25: The Atomic Energy Act of 1946 is passed by the United States Senate, establishing a civilian organisation for the control of atomic energy and placing exacting restrictions on cooperation with foreign states apart from Britain and Canada as set out in the Quebec Agreement.
June 26: The keel of the first Chinese battleship to be built in 20 years is laid down at Tientsin.
June 27: Anglo-American discussions on joint naval exercises to deter Soviet adventurism in Northern Europe begin in Washington.
June 28: Test of the world's first supertrain in the United States.
June 29: Construction begins on a tank manufacturing plant in Adelaide, South Australia as a joint project of Vickers Australia, Commonwealth Ordnance, Holden and BHP. Production of the Centurion is scheduled to begin in late 1948.
June 30: Death of Tsar Nicholas II in exile in Britain. Tsarevich Alexei succeeds his father as Tsar, Head of the House of Romanov and de facto head of the White movement.

July
July 1: Operation Crossroads Test Able
July 2: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth depart Portsmouth for a royal tour of North America aboard HMS Lion.
July 3: President Harry S. Truman conducts a fleet review of the United States Navy at Norfolk, Virginia.
July 4: The Philippines officially achieves independence from the USA
July 5: French Musketeers arrest Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyons, in Stuttgart.
July 6: General Lucius Clay, Deputy Military Governor of the US Occupation Zone of Germany, pardons all Nazis under the age of 25, save for those accused of war crimes. It is reasoned that these men and women became Nazis before being able to fully comprehend the consequences of their actions.
July 7: A wildly enthusiastic crowd of over 200,000 welcomes the arrival of the King and Queen in St. Johns's, Newfoundland.
July 8: The Royal Canadian Navy battleship HMCS Wolfe is decommissioned after 27 years active service.
July 9: Heligoland is formally annexed by Britain.
July 10: Official opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
July 11: US Secretary of State proposes an economic merger of the American, Canadian, British and French occupation zones of Germany.
July 12: Velaxian Andor, 42, is burnt at the stake for heresy and necromancy in York.
July 13: The United States agrees to a Ruritanian proposal for a $50 million loan, the first steps in a complex security relationship.
July 14: British Prime Minister Richard Harcourt arrives in Paris for discussions with French Premier Charles de Gaulle.
July 15: President Truman presents the Presidential Unit Citation banner to members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team at the White House.
July 16: A plot to assassinate the King of Yugoslavia is foiled by British adventurers and French commandos.
July 17: Outbreak of the Spanish Peasants Revolt in Catalonia. Over fifteen thousand lives will be lost before its suppression in March 1947.
July 18: The Labour Party wins the Cuban general election, ending 15 years of Conservative rule.
July 19: Report of the Joint Committee on the Investigation on the Pearl Harbor Attack is released, finding that there was no evidence that the President or any high officials tricked or provoked the Empire of Japan into attacking the United States of America.
July 20: Establishment of a permanent USN base on Fiji after extensive discussions in London and Canberra.
July 21: A Brazilian Army patrol in Amazonia shoots and kills a giant snake of unparalleled size.
July 22: King George VI becomes the first monarch to visit New Avalon.
July 23: The Committee of Imperial Defence estimates that up to 125 atomic bombs would be required to eliminate Soviet aggressive war fighting potential in the event of a war in the next 5 years. Conventional deterrence of Soviet power is beyond the capacity of the British Empire in its own, but the 2500 heavy bombers of RAF Bomber Command give a strategic destructive potential that the Soviet Union cannot match or easily counter with their existing air defence forces.
July 24: The last 10,000 German prisoners of war in the United States are released, returning to Germany from New York. Over 770,000 had been held in the United States at the end of World War 2.
July 25: Operation Crossroads Test Baker
July 26: The first reports reach the outside world of young Chinese outlaw warrior Shou Chang.
July 27: Death of Diamond Jim Brady, 89, in New York City from natural causes.
July 28: The Town and Country Planning Act comes into effect in Britain.
July 29: Retirement of the RAF's last piston engined biplane fighters.
July 30: President Truman welcomes King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the United States at Suspension Bridge, New York.
July 31: First breakthroughs in the Venona Project.

August
August 1: Creation of the Fulbright Scholarship program.
August 2: HMS Lion arrives in New York City and is visited by former President Theodore Roosevelt to mark the 8th anniversary of his previous time aboard the super battleship.
August 3: Opening of Santa Claus Land in Santa Claus, Indiana. Spokeselves for Father Christmas disavow any official involvement.
August 4: A large 8.0 magnitude earthquake strikes the island of Hispaniola, killing over 300 as a tsunami strikes coastal villages.
August 5: Beginning of the Versailles Peace Conference to negotiate peace treaties between the Allies and Austria-Hungary, Italy, Romania and Bulgaria.
August 6: Operation Crossroads Test Charlie
August 7: A gigantic man-eating lion ravages a Tanganyikan village in a bizarre attack, killing 21.
August 8: The New York Times reports that independent automatons, or robots, could be a commonplace sight on battlefields and factories within 10 years.
August 9: Formal opening of HMS Warspite as a museum ship.
August 10: Confirmation of the discovery of Amazonian lost city of Z by British expedition.
August 11: Proposals for reduction in strength of the Royal Dwarven Regiment are overwhelmingly howled down in Parliament.
August 12: Riots in Tabriz by Soviet backed separatists.
August 13: Arrest of the suspected Mad Gasser of Mattoon.
August 14: Completion of Operation Magic Carpet, the repatriation of US armed forces from Europe and the Pacific.
August 15: Reports of an apparent coven of vampires preying on innocents in Paris spark unrest and calls for the government to take action.
August 16: Establishment of a biological warfare laboratory on Vozrozhdeniya Island in the Aral Sea.
August 17: A Royal Navy task force consisting of the battleships Emperor, Temeraire and Nelson visit Copenhagen, sparking Soviet protests at the apparent provocation.
August 18: Discovery of a large number of Roman swords and artifacts at an archaeological in Kansas, sparking intense speculation as to their possible origins.
August 19: Revocation of a royal invitation for a group of American advisors and businessmen to visit the Arabian court after pressure from the British resident.
August 20: A report by Indian intelligence on Soviet subversion in Persia is completed.
August 21: Goodwill visit to Arabia and the Persian Gulf by a brigade of Royal Marines.
August 22: Establishment of the Seoul National University in South Korea.
August 23: First tests of Anglo-Canadian Wild Wolf delta-winged rockets at the Atlantic test range in Bermuda, labelled by the American press as 'Bermuda Triangles'.
August 24: Disappearance of Philippine communist leader Juan Feleo, one of the catalytic events leading to the Huk Rebellion.
August 25: Meeting of the Gnomish International in Zurich.
August 26: A large battlecarrier is laid down in Sydney.
August 27: The British Ministry of Food authorizes a secret study on the necessary steps needed to ensure that the food supply of the British Isles is never being threatened again in a future war.
August 28: Laos is established as a French protectorate in the first of several territorial rearrangements in Indochina.
August 29: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive in Port Royal, Jamaica, becoming the first British monarch to visit the West Indies.
August 30: Retirement of General Billy Mitchell from his position as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.
August 31: Beginning of Operation Sabaton, the movement by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force of Cossack troops and emigres from Europe to Persia and India.

September
September 1: Communist backed rebels stage a series of running ambushes against Greek troops in Macedonia and Salonika. The Byzantine ambassador to Britain requests increased monetary and military aid.
September 2: Last recorded Werwolf attacks on Allied forces in Germany near Regensburg.
September 3: Border skirmishes between Bolivia and Peru break out in the heights of the Altiplano.
September 4: The 332nd Fighter Group begins to arrive in Bulgaria, having been redeployed from Germany to nominally reinforce British and Greek occupation troops.
September 5: Australian troops in New Guinea discover a network of tunnels leading deep underneath the Maoke Mountains.
September 6: U.S. Secretary of State James Byrnes delivers his renowned speech on the Restatement of Policy on Germany in Stuttgart. It marks the beginning of the economic reconstruction of Germany and Europe.
September 7: The East India Company orders six armed merchant ships from Indian yards to supplement their fleet and replace wartime losses.
September 8: Noted aviator Amelia Earhart completes a record setting flight from the tip of South America in Prydain to Churchill, Manitoba.
September 9: New Avalon and Mexico agree to settle their differences over maritime border disputes.
September 10: Sister Agnes Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters' Convent in India experiences a call within a call to aid the poor whilst on a journey to Darjeeling.
September 11: The first rogue Nazi U-Boat is sunk by USN destroyers 237nm west of the Azores.
September 12: The First Canadian Army is inactivated in Hamburg, reflecting the increasing reduction of Canadian Army strength in Europe, now down to a level of 273,000 men.
September 13: Execution by hanging of Amon Göth, former commandant of the Plaszow Concentration Camp, at the Montelupich Prison in Kraków, Poland.
September 14: United States Marines complete their withdrawal from mainland China outside of Shanghai and Hong Kong.
September 15: Ho Chi Minh departs Paris after signing an ultimately fruitless agreement with the French government regarding the political future of French Indochina.
September 16: Official beginning of what is later described as the Great Soviet Famine of 1946/47, with bread, grain and meat rations increasing in price.
September 17: Formation of the Italian flag carrier Alitalia
September 18: Opening of the first Cannes Film Festival, originally planned for 1939 before interrupted by several minor incidents.
September 19: Sir Winston Churchill calls for an end to internecine conflict between the states of Europe in a speech in Zurich, advocating a new Concert of Europe.
September 20: Mount Tavurvur is sealed by British and Australian wizards to secure the viability of Rabaul as a major naval base.
September 21: Increased reports of dinosaur sightings in the Congo and West Africa.
September 22: The Committee of Imperial Defence reports that in the event of war, the Soviet Union could deploy 3400 aircraft, including 420 heavy bombers, in the Middle East in the event of a war. They would be opposed by 624 RAF aircraft, 268 planes of the Royal Israeli Air Force and a further 150 from the Arab states; substantial reinforcement from India, Africa and Australasia would be required to ensure victory.
September 23: A fell black wind slays one hundred and ten in a German village in Thuringia.
September 24: President Truman is presented with a top-secret report on American Relations with the Soviet Union authored by Clark Clifford and George Elsey. It states that the United States must be prepared to wage atomic, chemical, biological and radiological war with the Soviet Union and needs to engage in unceasing research on new offensive and defensive weapons.
September 25: HMS Warspite arrives in London for her final duty as a museum ship on the Thames.
September 26: Rations for German civilians in the British and Canadian occupation zones are raised from 1200 to 1500 calories a day as food supplies from the Western Hemisphere and Australasia begin to arrive in larger amounts.
September 27: The Novikov Telegram is received by Foreign Minister Molotov in Moscow. Novikov, the Soviet Ambassador to Washington, sets out the Soviet position against what he described as the aggressive imperialism of the United States and the British Empire. A copy is delivered to a British attache in Constantinople within three days by an unknown source.
September 28: First delivery of Spitfires to British bases on Venus.
September 29: Loss of a U.S. destroyer escort under suspicious circumstances in the South Atlantic.
September 30: The Nuremberg International War Crimes Tribunal acquits and Hjalmar Schacht, Franz von Papen and Hans Fritzsche and finds the other 26 defendants guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes against peace.

October
October 1: Nuremberg Trials: Sentences are passed on the major Nazi war criminals. Hermann Goering, Heinrich Himmler, Heinrich Muller, Martin Bormann, Joachim Ribbentrop, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Alfred Jodl, Wilhelm Keitel, Alfred Rosenberg, Fritz Sauckel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Franz Gürtner, Julius Streicher, Robert Ley, Roland Freisler, Arthur Nebe and Odilo Globocnik are sentenced to death by hanging. Erich Raeder, Karl Donitz and Rudolf Hess sentenced to life imprisonment, Baldur von Schirach, Albert Speer, Alfried Krupp, Konstantin von Neurath and Walther Funk sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. Reinhard Heydrich and Ernst Kaltenbrunner are sentenced to death in absentia.
October 2: Establishment of Mensa in London.
October 3: Crash of an American Overseas Airlines flight from New York to Berlin in Newfoundland, killing all 47 passengers and crew on board.
October 4: Arrest of a number of suspected communist spies in London by Scotland Yard.
October 5: French counter intelligence agents arrest dozens of pro-independence politicians in French West Africa on suspicion of links to the Comintern.
October 6: Execution of gangsters Vito Genovese, Frank Costello and Charles Luciano in Sing-Sing Prison, New York.
October 7: An arcane robbery in New York City is foiled by a caped superhero.
October 8: Approval of the new Japanese Constitution, which reforms the absolutist Empire of Japan into a Western liberal democracy under a constitutional monarchy.
October 9: Establishment of the joint Alaskan Air Command by the U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force.
October 10: The U.S. Air Force issues a contract to the Armaments Division of General Electric for the development of a 25mm electrical Gatling cannon.
October 11: Fire sweeps through Rio de Janeiro, destroying hundreds of buildings in the crowded slums.
October 12: British Indian Army troops complete their withdrawal from Ottoman Turkey.
October 13: Establishment of the International Whaling Commission in Washington D.C. to provide for conservation of whale stocks.
October 14: Opening of a heavily guarded prison on the Desolation Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean.
October 15: President Truman officially ends price controls in the United States of America to alleviate a shortage of meat.
October 16: Executions by hanging at Nuremburg of 18 Nazi war criminals by Albert Pierrepoint. Those sentenced to imprisonment are to be transported to top security Allied prisons outside Germany.
October 17: An interim truce is brokered between Dutch and Indonesian forces by British officials. It will last a total of four and a half months before the resumption of hostilities.
October 18: Beginning of the Negev Plan in Israel, where water is redirected from northern rivers and aquifers in conjunction with large scale treeplanting and weather control in order to develop the southern deserts of Israel. Similar efforts are planned for the Sinai.
October 19: RMS Queen Elizabeth makes her maiden voyage as a civilian passenger liner after spending the war years as a troopship.
October 20: Swedish general election sees a victory to the Liberal-Centrist opposition over the Social Democratic coalition.
October 21: Byzantine Greece, Albania and Yugoslavia sign the Treaty of Belgrade, providing for mutual defence and assistance against German or Austro-Hungarian aggression.
October 22: Soviet troops in Tartary are reinforced after reports of dragon attacks on border posts.
October 23: Major land reform acts are passed in Japan as part of Allied lead efforts to break the power of landlords and modernize Japanese agriculture.
October 24: Reports of contacts with strange vessels crewed by outlandishly dressed men speaking a strange tongue reach French authorities in Tahiti.
October 25: Bulgarian parliamentary elections, conducted under British supervision, result in a victory for the Democratic Party.
October 26: Outbreak of the Red Death in Western China.
October 27: Stalin orders the initiation of development of a strategic heavy bomber to counter the current strength of the Royal Air Force and United States Air Force; their possession of strategic air power and the atomic bomb is a distinct curb on Soviet freedom of action.
October 28: Anti-British riots in Cairo and Alexandria are suppressed by Egyptian police and Indian troops.
October 29: Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov addresses the League of Nations in Geneva, calling for complete world disarmament and the abolition of all nuclear weapons.
October 30: Signing of the British–U.S. Communication Intelligence Agreement in London, providing for peacetime cooperation in signals intelligence between the United States and the British Empire. Details of recent intelligence from the new British source in Moscow are passed along obliquely.
October 31: British archaeologists in Cuba discover a hidden hoard of pirate treasure estimated to be worth over $75 million.

November
November 1: The last US troops leave France from Le Havre.
November 2: Heavy winter storms strike Europe, causing widespread chaos and destruction. Wolf attacks are reported in many rural areas of Germany, France and Austria-Hungary, in some cases for the first time in centuries.
November 3: The House of Commons passes the Polish Resettlement Act, allowing the support of Polish anti-Communist forces unable to return to their Soviet occupied homeland.
November 4: Beginning of a socialist backed peasant rebellion in Colombia.
November 5: The Republican Party gains control of both houses of Congress in the 1946 midterm Congressional elections.
November 6: British Prime Minister Harcourt visits Hanover for a tour of inspection of Imperial troops in the British Zone of Occupation.
November 7: The U.S. Joint Warfare Planning Committee estimates that the Soviet Union would be able to overrun much of the Near East and Western China before United States or British forces could move to oppose them.
November 8: Assassination of the French resident in the Lebanon by a nationalist student.
November 9: Coronation of Emperor Maximilian IV of Mexico. The young monarch is the focus of much hope for prosperity, renewal and modernisation of the vast Colossus of the South and is already renowned for his patronage of science and interest in the military.
November 10: A magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes central Peru, killing almost 2000 people.
November 11: Margaret Truman, daughter of the U.S. President, makes her operatic debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
November 12: Completion of the first of four nuclear piles at Windscale in Cumbria.
November 13: First successful test of cloud seeding in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
November 14: Stevenage is designated as the first 'new town' in Britain
November 15: The Cunard superliner RMS Great Britain laid down at John Browns.
November 16: Admiral Nikolay Kuznetzov promoted to Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Forces of the Soviet Union.
November 17: The French Cabinet votes in favour of a proposal to develop their own atomic bomb. The prospect seems far off in the distance in the atmosphere of domestic chaos and colonial strife.
November 18: United States Navy vessels operating off the Marianas report sightings of an unknown marine creature of unprecedented size.
November 19: Discovery of large diamond deposits in Yukon, Canada.
November 20: President of the United Mine Workers John L. Lewis orders over 500,000 coal miners across the United States to go out on strike in defiance of court orders.
November 21: President Truman becomes the first U.S. President to travel underwater in a submarine, on board the captured German U-2513.
November 22: The Air Ministry issues a specification for an all-weather jet fighter to replace the Vickers Viking and Gloster Meteor night fighter variants.
November 23: French battleships and cruisers bombard Viet Minh positions in Haiphong after riots gripped the city.
November 24: Signing of the Anglo-Siamese Treaty ending the occupation of Siam by British and Indian forces.
November 25: Discovery of the lost remains of Hernan Cortes, conqueror of the Aztec Empire, in a hidden room in a convent in Mexico City.
November 26: Announcement of the deployment of a wing of USAF B-29 strategic bombers to RAF airfields in Arabia and Iraq as the latest development in the growing Persian Crisis.
November 27: New Zealand Federal Election: Prime Minister Sir Sidney Holland's National Party is returned to office with an increased majority.
November 28: The 23rd Indian Division returns home after the conclusion of occupation duties in Java, leaving the Australian 12th Division on Sunda as the only remaining divisional-sized British Empire unit in Indonesia and the Dutch East Indies.
November 29: First reported triffid outbreak in Burma.
November 30: Britain and the United States issue a joint statement indicating their unified position on the Persian Crisis.

December
December 1: Operation Serpentine: British atomic bomb test at Maralinga, South Australia.
December 2: Stalin approves a request for support from the Comintern by Malayan communists.
December 3: New York Police Department detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation wizards arrest nine suspected Comintern sabatouers at the New York Naval Shipyard.
December 4: Discovery of the ruins of an enormous pyramid in Tibet.
December 5: Loss of French submarine 2326, the former German U-2326, in a suspected sea monster attack.
December 6: Stalin orders the withdrawal of Red Army forces from the disputed zone along the Persian border.
December 7: End of the coal miner strike in the United States.
December 8: Severe winter storms lash Western Europe, halting railways in France and Germany.
December 9: The Soviet battlecruiser Stalingrad begins a shakedown cruise around Europe and the Mediterranean to showcase The growing strength of the Red Navy.
December 10: End of major anti-zombie operations on Mars.
December 11: Establishment of the League of Nations International Children's Emergency Relief Fund.
December 12: First operational test of the British MS.369 war machine on Salisbury Plain.
December 13: Signing of the Anglo-American Agreement on War Loans.
December 14: British cavalry clash with rebellious tribesmen in Northern Afghanistan, successfully executing the first large scale cavalry charge since the war.
December 15: Return of the remaining vessels of the Spanish Navy from British custody in Egypt.
December 16: Discovery of a drained body in Limehouse lead to speculation of a vampire preying on the East End.
December 17: The cruiser HMS Ceylon strikes a Japanese mine off Northern Malaya, requiring repairs at Singapore that will take until November 1947 to complete.
December 18: Soviet forces complete their pullback from the Persian border.
December 19: 40,000 Viet Minh attack French positions around Hanoi and are beaten back with heavy losses. It will take 50 days to fully secure the city.
December 20: The operational strength of the British Army is reduced to 35 divisions with the inactivation of the 51st and 52nd Infantry Divisions. The British Indian Army deploys a further 32 divisions.
December 21: Over 1500 people killed in Nankaido, Japan after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
December 22: The Port of Hamburg freezes over, disrupting food and coal shipments to Occupied Germany.
December 23: Communist riots in Vienna suppressed by American troops and Imperial police.
December 24: Initiation of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in the Soviet Union at the F-1 atomic reactor in Moscow.
December 25: The first real peacetime Christmas Day since 1938.
December 26: The Mikoyan MiG-9 enters operational service with the Soviet Air Force.
December 27: French Foreign Legionnaires defeat Viet Minh troops blocking the road between Haiphong and Hanoi.
December 28: Evacuation of the populace of Eniwetok to Ujelang in readiness for planned American atomic tests.
December 29: Reports of troll attacks in rural Sweden and Norway.
December 30: Imperial Chinese troops take Wuhan in a major blow to Republican rebels.
December 31: President Truman issues Proclamation 2714, declaring an official end to hostilities in the Second World War.


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January
January 1: Sydney, Australia, is struck by a major hailstorm, causing over ₤1 million damage.
January 2: Fighting in China becomes increasing confused, with Imperial, Republican and Communist factions clashing in major cities and open warfare breaking out in the north east.
January 3: The opening session of the United States Congress is televised for the first time. Among those new members taking their seats is John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts.
January 4:The Suez Canal is opened to unrestricted peacetime traffic for the first time since 1938.
January 5: An attempted robbery of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox goes awry, as the would-be thieves are so riddled with machine gunfire and spells by guards lying in ambush that identification of their bodies by conventional means proves impossible.
January 6: General Lucius D. Clay is appointed Military Governor of the American Occupation Zone of Germany.
January 7: The last active tank destroyer regiments in the British Army are disbanded as part of ongoing demobilisation.
January 8: General George Marshall becomes United States Secretary of State.
January 9: Design work on a large guided missile ship is completed in Britain.
January 10: The Greek tramp steamer Himara strikes a mine in the Saronic Gulf south of Athens. 392 of the 637 passengers and crew on board perish.
January 11: Reports of the worst wolf attacks in years in Poland, Hungary and Ruritania reach Paris.
January 12: 150 Hawker Hurricanes are transferred from the RAF to the Royal Bulgarian Air Force, sparking vigorous complaints from the Soviet Union over the supply of offensive weapons.
January 13: Execution of Josef Mengele by hanging at Auschwitz.
January 14: First test flight of the de Havilland DH 106 jet airliner.
January 15: Discovery of the body of Elizabeth Shorte in what is later known as the Black Lotus Slayings.
January 16: A special prison is established on Heard Island.
January 17: The US Joint Intelligence Committee estimates that the Soviet Union maintains a peacetime deployment of 6000 combat aircraft in Eastern Europe and could mobilize 25,000 in the event of general war.
January 18: Royale Service Aeronautique Lancasters bomb Viet Minh positions east of Hanoi.
January 19: Stalin orders the development of new superheavy artillery capable of hitting Berlin from the Oder, a distance of some 81 miles.
January 20: Société des Avions Marcel Bloch is renamed Société des Avions Marcel Dassault.
January 21: Upon his retirement from the British Army, General Sir Thomas Edward Lawrence is created Viscount Lawrence of Arabia.
January 22: A patent for the creation of holograms is registered by Dennis Gabor of British Thomson-Houston.
January 23: The T-54 medium tank enters production in the Soviet Union.
January 24: Dimitrios Maximos is appointed as Prime Minister of Byzantine Greece.
January 25: A mysterious plane crash in Hong Kong results in the discovery of over $25 million in gold, cash and gems.
January 26: The heir to the Swedish throne, Crown Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, dies in an aeroplane crash at Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen.
January 27: Two new 10,000ft runways at RAF Cocos are opened to augment British and Commonwealth aerial operations in the Indian Ocean and South East Asia.
January 28: The electricity generation industry in Britain is nationalised.
January 29: Antwerp is terrorised by a trio of rogue griffons accidentally released from their crates en route to Egypt. The beasts are subdued by 40mm Bofors fire by a British anti-aircraft battery.
January 30: The Strategic Planning Group of the Committee of Imperial Defence is established to coordinate the defensive strategy of the British Empire in the face of the emerging Soviet threat. Emphasis is placed on the necessity for close cooperation with the United States of America.
January 31: The Polish battlecruiser OKP Jan Sobieski is laid up on the Clyde as the Polish Armed Forces in Exile begin their reluctant demobilisation.

February
February 1: Heavy snow disrupts rail traffic across Westetn Europe.
February 2: The Sunstone is used in Britain, warming the isles with its deep magic.
February 3: Lowest air temperature in North America to date recorded in Snag, Yukon (-63 degrees Celsius).
February 4: Establishment of a permanent RN base in Bahrain to facilitate Persian Gulf operations.
February 5: The prototype of the AK-47 assault rifle is produced by Mikhail Kalashnikov.
February 6: Formation of the South Pacific Commission, consisting of Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United States.
February 7: The B-32 Dominator is retired from USAF service.
February 8: Appointment of Sir Fluffles Prendergast as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office.
February 9: Production of the first Radarange microwave oven by Raytheon.
February 10: Signing of the Paris Peace Treaties between the Allies and Italy, Austria-Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria
February 11: An iron meteorite creates a large impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, Primoskiy Krai.
February 12: Discovery of major oil deposits in Leduc, Alberta by Imperial Oil prospectors.
February 12: 54 Byzantine officials arrested by Excubitors in Constantinople
February 13: Pro and anti-Soviet riots in Constantinople, Athens and Salonika.
February 14: Harold Holt rescues four young girls missing for 47 years at Hanging Rock, Victoria.
February 15: A series of Anglo-Spanish naval exercises begin around Cadiz and Gibraltar.
February 16: The Voice of America begins broadcasting into the Soviet Union and occupied Eastern Europe from Munich and Hamburg.
February 17: Arrival of the Royal Family at Capetown on their tour of South Africa and Rhodesia.
February 18: After an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, Fred Rose's life sentence for espionage is reduced to 25 years imprisonment.
February 19: A prototype sarcasm detector is tested by the Royal Air Force.
February 20: Formation of the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland.
February 21: Sir William Stephenson becomes Director of the Special Operations Executive.
February 22: Two nuclear reactors come online at the Tube Alloys Chalk River facility in Ontario.
February 23: Signing of the Anglo-Icelandic Security Treaty, providing for mutual defence cooperation and British basing rights over the next 25 years.
February 24: A train crash in Japan kills 189.
February 25: Expulsion of 123 Soviet diplomats as the Diomedes Affair reaches crisis point.
February 26: The United States offers to buy Greenland from Denmark for $200 million; the offer is considered carefully, but refused.
February 27: Public debut of the first production Ferrari sports car, the 125 S.
February 28: A suspected pirate vessel is boarded and captured by a USN destroyer off Sibu.

March
March 1: Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle is promoted to Air Vice Marshal and assigned a specialist role as Technical Advisor on Engine Design and Production to the Air Ministry.
March 2: RMS Queen Elizabeth takes the Blue Riband with a new trans-Atlantic record speed of 32.8 knots.
March 3: A US Navy Strategic Planning Study concludes that the USN's aircraft carriers would be able to operate against the coast of the Soviet Union in the face of substantial land-based opposition and represent the primary means for early offensive action against the enemy homeland, a conclusion disputed by the USAF.
March 4: The Joint Report by Presidents Roosevelt and Hoover on the Situation in Europe is received in Washington D.C.
March 5: The B-45 medium jet bomber enters operational service with the United States Air Force.
March 6: The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs for the first time in Wellington.
March 7: Great Zulu indaba at Eshowe in honour of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
March 8: The Ruritanian government falls after allegations of collaboration with Nazi Germany.
March 9: Illusionist Jasper Maskelyne successfully masks an aircraft carrier from view off the Isle of Arran.
March 10: First appearance of the Loch Ness Monster since 1933.
March 11: Konrad Zuse resumes work on his Z4 computing engine in Gottingen.
March 12: Egyptian backed protests in Khartoum are dispersed by the British and Indian garrison.
March 13: Kraken attack on the Royal Navy 10th Antisubmarine Group west of Iceland.
March 14: A major flood of the Thames sees disaster narrowly avoided by magical means.
March 15: HMS Persephone, the Royal Navy's last operational dragon carrier, is decommissioned as an economy measure.
March 16: A USAF B-36, Lucky Lady II, conducts a solo aerial circumnavigation of the globe, covering over 36,000 miles in 136 hours.
March 17: Anglo-Saxon Petroleum prospectors strike oil in Southern Rhodesia.
March 18: Death of William C. Durant, co-founder of General Motors, aged 85, in New York City.
March 19: 19th Academy Awards: Henry V wins Best Picture, Laurence Oliver wins Best Actor and David Lean wins Best Director for 'Brief Encounter'.
March 20: Sir Winston Churchill gives a speech advocating for the formation of a Council of Europe, calling for 'Europe to arise'.
March 21:President Truman issues Executive Order 9835, authorising loyalty investigations of federal employees.
March 22: The first Centurion-equipped armoured squadron of the Israeli Army becomes operational.
March 23: Food rations in the American occupation zone of Germany are raised to provide for the equivalent of 1800 calories a day.
March 24: Congress proposes placing a limitation of 2 terms on all future Presidents.
March 25: An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois, kills 111 miners.
March 26: Ernst Thalmann is proclaimed President of the Democratic People's Republic of Germany in Soviet occupied East Prussia.
March 27: The Dutch Parliament ratifies a modified version of the Linggadjati Agreement.
March 28: Senator Huey Long of Louisiana denies reports he is considering running for President in 1948.
March 29: The Malayan Communist Party calls for a wave of strikes against the British.
March 30: Reported sightings of a giant lion in Northern Iraq. Observers report that it is apparently benevolent and left them with a feeling of warmth and security.
March 31: First flight of the Supermarine Type 510 jet fighter in Britain.

April
April 1: Jackie Robinson signs a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
April 2: News of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls reaches the outside world.
April 3: Over six hundred Soviet staff officers and academicans are arrested in Moscow and Leningrad on suspicion of spying for the United States and Great Britain.
April 4: The Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect.
April 5: Launch of British artificial satellite Newton I from Woomera, South Australia by Vanguard rocket.
April 6: French troops in Lebanon conduct a series of raids against rebel encampments in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains.
April 7: Death of US industrialist Henry Ford at the age of 83 in Dearborn, Michigan.
April 8: Retirement of the Handley-Page Halifax as a frontline heavy bomber with the Royal Air Force Bomber Command; converted troop carrier and freight aircraft remain in service with Transport Command and over 1500 aircraft are retained in innactive contingency reserve.
April 9: Tornadoes strike Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, killing 235 and injuring 1180.
April 10: Coronation of King Frederick IX of Denmark in Copenhagen.
April 11: Japanese war criminal Mutsuhiro Watanabe is hanged in Tokyo.
April 12: Britain and the United States sign an agreement extending the lease of Clipperton Airfield for a further fifty years.
April 13: The first Avro York strategic bomber squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force becomes operational.
April 14: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry lands his P-38 Lightning in Southern France, having been missing since July 31 1944.
April 15: Execution of Rudolf Hoss, commandant of Auschwitz death camp, by hanging on a gallows next to the crematorium at Auschwitz.
April 16: The Texas City Disaster: 581 are killed and 20 city blocks are leveled after the explosion of an ammunition ship in Texas City, Texas.
April 17: US Presidential advisor Bernard Baruch describes the atmosphere of tension between the United States of America and the British Empire and the Soviet Union as a 'cold war'.
April 18: Major train derailment outside Berlin kills 59.
April 19: The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup, defeating Montreal 4-2.
April 20: King Christian X of Denmark, beloved by his people for his calm leadership during Nazi occupation, dies, aged 76. He is succeeded by his eldest son Crown Prince Frederick.
April 21: Production begins on the first Flyin-Saucers, later popularly known as frisbees.
April 22: A party of British officers travelling down the Nile observe and shoot dead a 56ft crocodile. The body is transported back to Cairo and revealed to disbelieving crowds.
April 23: Beginning of Exercise Manticore, the largest postwar Royal Navy exercise to date, in the North Atlantic.
April 24: Canada lifts its federal ban on margarine.
April 25: Japanese General Election: The Socialists win 156 seats to the Liberals 129, Democrats 111 and Communists 44.
April 26: British and American troops conduct large scale but fruitless searches through Hamburg and Bremerhaven for a suspected lich.
April 27: First flight of the Avro Canada Jetliner.
April 28: The balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki begins her epic voyage across the South Pacific.
April 29: Boulder Dam is renamed Roosevelt Dam in honour of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
April 30: A Soviet attempt to capture Count Dracula fails with a number of deaths.

May
May 1: Conclusion of the defence case in the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.
May 2: Introduction of radar on commercial and private aeroplanes in the United States.
May 3: The new Japanese constitution goes into effect.
May 4: Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, USN, is appointed Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
May 5: The Trans-Arabian Pipeline opens, linking the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea between Dhahran and Haifa.
May 6: Formation of the first armoured regiment of the Imperial Ethiopian Army.
May 7: Construction of an experimental large anti-submarine cruiser for the United States Navy is authorized.
May 8: The average cost of a new house in Britain is recorded as £1238.
May 9: Regular Belgian troops arrive in the Congo from Europe as part of a show of force by the colonial government.
May 10: HMS Superb fires a modified 24" round to a record distance of 82 nautical miles during gunnery exercises off the west coast of Ireland.
May 11: BF Goodrich announces the development of a tubeless tire in Akron, Ohio.
May 12: Reports reach Belgian colonial authorities in Kigali of a mysterious flaming object falling to earth in the Virunga Mountains
May 13: Wide ranging British defence cuts are announced, with the Royal Navy surface fleet reduced by half and the active strength of the British Army reduced from 35 divisions to 27. Defence spending is reduced from £11944 million (£4259 million for the RAF, £4021 million for the RN and £3664 million for the British Army) to £6254 million (£2468 million for the RAF, £2097 million for the British Army and £1789 million for the RN).
May 14: The United States Senate passes the Taft-Hartley Labor Act.
May 15: Renowned Mexican General Emiliano Zapata retires from active service aged 68.
May 16: An interim constitution is instituted in Laos, French Indochina.
May 17: Singer Billie Holiday is arrested for possession of narcotics.
May 18: A wave of strikes begin in Ceylon.
May 19: Soviet occupation troops in Romania and Poland begin the process of reforming into four separate army groups, or Groups of Forces in the Soviet parlance.
May 20: A white paper into the future of British telecommunications is commissioned.
May 21: Peruvian communist leader Jose Carlos Mariategui is exiled for allegedly conspiring against the Crown and government.
May 22: A USAF RB-24 disappears over the Black Sea on an Operation Casey Jones mapping flight.
May 23: Formation of the USN Middle East Force, initially consisting of the cruiser USS Topeka.
May 24: The Polaroid Land Camera goes on sale in Boston stores for $75.
May 25: Death of Thorngrim Ironhand III, wealthiest dwarven industrialist in the British Empire, aged 256, at his home in Glasgow.
May 26: Brazilian Premier Getulio Vargas announces the formation of Petrobras, or Brazilian Petroleum.
May 27: USAF P-61 fighters intercept two Kalinin K-25 heavy bombers in international airspace near the Hawaiian Islands, sparking widespread concern over the Soviet air threat to the Western Hemisphere.
May 28: Exports of British automobiles to the United States reach a new monthly high of 8000 vehicles.
May 29: Beginning of Operation Product, a major Dutch offensive in Indonesia.
May 30: An adventuring company lead by Sir Charles Ratcliffe uncovers a lost tomb in Central China.
May 31: The Office of Price Administration is abolished.

June
June 1: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists introduces their novel Doomsday Clock, which measures international tension and the end of the world, without needing to be regularly wound.
June 2: An Anglo-Chinese conference on Tibet opens in Delhi.
June 3: Two wizards rob a bank in Chicago of over $5 million in cash through a combination of clever illusions and inverse geas spells.
June 4: The United States House of Representatives pass the Taft-Hartley Labor Act.
June 5: US Secretary of State George Marshall gives a speech at Harvard University on the necessity of the rebuilding of the economies of Europe.
June 6: Death of Arthamador Maximus, one of the oldest dragons in the Royal Flying Corps.
June 7: George Headley scores a West Indian record 263* in the Third Test against Rhodesia.
June 8: The Committee of Imperial Defence estimates that there are 87 Soviet divisions in Poland and East Prussia facing 6 British, 7 American, 6 French, 2 Canadian, 2 Dutch, 1 Norwegian and 1 Belgian division. A further 124 divisions are thought to be based in the Western USSR.
June 9: Royal Israeli Air Force Meteors shoot down an unidentified aeroplane over the Sinai.
June 10: SAAB produces its first automobile.
June 11: Opening of the innaugural Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales.
June 12: First flight of the Vickers Valiant strategic heavy bomber in Britain.
June 13: British Prime Minister Harcourt arrives in Washington for strategic meetings with President Truman and an address to a joint session of Congress.
June 14: A unicorn is observed in the wild in the Forest of Dean for the first time since 1869.
June 15: Four battalions of the 1st Royal Marine Division conduct a landing exercise on the Frisian Islands.
June 16: Pan-American Airways joins Imperial Airways in offering commercial round-the-world flights.
June 17: President Truman announces a policy of increased aid to Turkey, leading to not-insubstantial disquiet on behalf of British officials.
June 18: Lifting of remaining restrictions on British foreign travel imposed during the Second World War.
June 19: Anti-communist riots in cities across France causes widespread damage and unrest.
June 20: President Truman vetoes the Taft-Hartley Act.
June 21: Harold Dahl, a seaman, reports having seen 6 unidentified flying objects off Maury Island in Puget Sound, Washington,
June 22: American opening batsman Harry Schultz scoring a national record 320 in the Second Test against Canada in Montreal as part of an accompanying record score of 8 (dec)/623. The USA would go on to win the match by an innings and 178 runs, taking an unbeatable lead in the three match series.
June 23: The United States Senate votes to override President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, following the earlier action by the House of Representatives.
June 24: A 390t blue whale is caught in the South Atlantic and is bloody annoyed.
June 25: 'The Diary of a Young Girl' is published, detailing the experiences of Anne Frank during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands until their liberation in 1944.
June 26: Eight new large destroyers are ordered for the United States Navy, incorporating a number of postwar design lessons and new weapons development.
June 27: First flight of the Saunders-Roe Princess flying boat.
June 28: Evaluation Board of Operation Crossroads reports that an atomic bomb attack could have disastrous consequences on the economy and social structure of a targeted country and could endanger life on Earth itself.
June 29: Patrols of the Imperial Camel Corps report increased bandit activity in Western Sudan.
June 30: Defection of Michael Agapos to the Soviet Union.

July
July 1: An American cargo ship on a regular supply mission between Wake Island and the Philippines disappears after a garbled radio report of the approach of an enormous sea creature.
July 2: Formation of the Commonwealth Office of the British Government, replacing the role of the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs.
July 3: The Philippine Air Force is established.
July 4: An attack on swimmers at Amity by a monstrous shark kills four.
July 5: New Zealand occupation troops in Japan arrest a suspected mass killer ninja near Kobe.
July 6: A record 392,485 people pass through Grand Central Station in New York City in one day.
July 7: Reports of a strange incident at Roswell, New Mexico.
July 8: The engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Captain Sir Philip Mountbatten is announced.
July 9: Defection of Captain Michael Bakersfield, RN, to the Soviet Union, in Constantinople.
July 10: The Royale Service Aeronautique establishes its first jet fighter squadron.
July 11: Beginning of a conference in Paris on American financial reconstruction aid to Europe.
July 12: The Amity Monster Shark is slain by local Police Chief Brody and New York journalist Clark Kent.
July 13: Construction begins on the world's largest airship in Manchester.
July 14: Publication of 'The Sources of Soviet Conduct' by X (George Kennan) in 'Foreign Affairs'.
July 15: Last reported orc raid in Central Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War.
July 16: United States administration of the League of Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands begins.
July 17: An Indian passenger ship is capsized by a cyclone off Bombay, killing 625.
July 18: President Truman signs the Presidential Succession Act, setting the the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate as the next in line of succession after the Vice President.
July 19: First major postwar meeting of the Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff in Washington.
July 20: The House of Commons passes the Civil Defence Act of 1947, permanently establishing the expanded Civil Defence Service as a peacetime entity.
July 21: Castle Mordenheim is cleared by an Anglo-American special operations team.
July 22: The first locally designed and produced Australian motor car, the Holden 47-215, is unveiled in Melbourne to great fanfare and acclaim.
July 23: The Royal Air Force activates an interim strategic missile squadron equipped with four Vanguard 1 rockets capable of carrying 5000lb high explosive warheads over a range of 1000 miles. There are currently four forward deployed squadrons equipped with the English Electric Silver Sword in western and northern Germany.
July 24: Arrests of 183 Communists in Vienna on suspicion of sedition and planning insurrection.
July 25: Reports of ongoing clashes between American and Soviet backed tribes in Northern Persia reach the outside world, demonstrating the murky aftermath of the Persian Crisis of 1946.
July 26: President Harry Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, creating the US Department of Defense.
July 27: The Royal Swedish Navy detects an unidentified submarine contact off Stockholm, resulting in a ten hour hunt that is ultimately fruitless.
July 28: Swimmer Tom Blower becomes the first man to swim the North Channel from Ireland to Scotland.
July 29: The first postwar Congress of the Communist International opens in Moscow.
July 30: American steel production surpasses the previous monthly record of 16.82 million tonnes.
July 31: A Soviet request to Ottoman Turkey for the transfer of Kars and Ardahan is coolly rebuffed.

August
August 1: Retirement of USMC fighter ace Colonel Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington.
August 2: A British South American Airways flight disappears over the Andes in Chile.
August 3: The Tushino Air Parade in Moscow reveals a number of new and surprising planes, including a huge six engined heavy bomber that alarms Western observers
August 4: Establishment of the Supreme Court of Japan.
August 5: The Netherlands calls a temporary halt to all police actions in Indonesia.
August 6: Three I-201 class submarines are sunk as targets by the United States Navy off the Hawaiian Islands.
August 7: Five Nazi war criminals are hanged by Swedish authorities in Stockholm for the massacre of 18 Swedish soldiers in early 1945.
August 8: Byzantine Emperor Alexander I arrives in London for a state visit, emphasizing Anglo-Greek ties.
August 9: The Royal Air Force issues a requirement for a long range, high speed flying bomb.
August 10: Establishment of the Supreme Court of Japan.
August 11: Kon-Tiki crashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 105 day voyage across the South Pacific.
August 12: The operational inventory of the Royal Air Force totals 5297 combat aircraft, with a further 15,000 aircraft kept in storage in the British Isles, Egypt, Canada and India.
August 13: The siege of a Foreign Legion outpost in the Sahara is broken by an air raid by two USAF B-29s.
August 14: The Imperial Bartitsu Championships are held in Earl's Court, London.
August 15: RCAF de Havilland Vampires intercept a flight of Soviet heavy bombers over the Bering Strait near Alaskan airspace.
August 16: The first Blue Danube atomic bombs are delivered to the Royal Air Force; these 25kt weapons are to augment and eventually replace the Atomic Bomb Mk Is and IIs currently in service.
August 17: Recovery of the missing Honjo Masamune in Yokohama.
August 18: An explosion at a naval ammunition factory in Cadiz, Spain, kills 317.
August 19: Vitamin A is synthesized.
August 20: Preparations begin for a French expedition to the North Pole, lead by Paul-Emile Victor.
August 21: The North American AJ Savage, the world's first atomic capable carrier bomber, enters initial test service with the USN.
August 22: Australian commandos complete clearance operations of the New Guinea tunnel complex.
August 23: A British man dies of an overdose of tea in Shropshire.
August 24: Opening of the first Edinburgh Festival of the Arts and Culture.
August 25: The second anniversary of VJ Day is celebrated by the assembly of an Allied fleet in Tokyo Bay consisting of 6 battleships and 5 aircraft carriers.
August 26: The first Indian General Election begins, with over two hundred million souls eligible to vote.
August 27: Production of Purple Possum nerve agent begins at Porton Down.
August 28: Two RAF Avro Yorks begin a global non-stop circumnavigation to demonstrated the worldwide reach of Bomber Command.
August 29: Denmark signs a security treaty with Britain, further developing Anglo-Scandinavian defence links.
August 30: Melbourne VFL full forward Fred Fanning kicks a record 20.1 against St. Kilda in the Round 19 game at Junction Oval.
August 31: The first Whiskey class submarines of the Soviet Navy are laid down in Gorkiy.

September
September 1: A group of skeletons rampage through Naples before being destroyed by a passing paladin.
September 2: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East finds all thirty five defendants guilty, with twelve sentenced to death by hanging, twenty sentenced to life imprisonment and three to lesser terms of imprisonment.
September 3: A werewolf is seen walking through the streets of Soho in the rain and is promptly shot.
September 4: The University of Cambridge votes to allow female students.
September 5: A wing of B-29s makes a high profile deployment to India.
September 6: East India Company troops clash with Chinese backed rebels along the Yunnan-Burma border.
September 7: The KS-30 130mm anti-aircraft gun enters service in the Soviet Union.
September 8: Four children go missing from a beach in Lyonesse, with mermaids suspected as the culprits.
September 9: Two RAF Vickers Victoria transports collide in midair over Hungary, killing all 33 personnel on board both aircraft.
September 10: James Forrestal becomes the first Secretary of Defense.
September 11: A report prepared for the Joint Intelligence Committee estimates that the Soviet Union is approximately five years away from deploying an atomic bomb and would deploy up to 600 heavy bombers in that period; it recommends that the operational strength of RAF Fighter Command be increased to 2000 aircraft to counter this expected threat.
September 12: The Office of Indian Affairs is renamed the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
September 13: First flights of the XB-47 strategic bomber.
September 14: Beginning of Operation Lea, the largest offensive to date by French troops in Indochina.
September 15: John Cobb breaks his own land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah in his Railton Special, setting a new mark of 401 mph.
September 16: Typhoon Kathleen strikes the Kanto Region, killing over 1400 in the ensuing floods.
September 17: On the other side of the world, hurricanes strike Fort Lauderdale and other locations across Florida and the Gulf Coast, causing considerable damage and inflicting 62 fatalities.
September 18: The Enola Gay, the B-36 that dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat, is given to the Smithsonian Institute for preservation.
September 19: Spanish Foreign Legion troops in Morocco fire upon rioter and protesters, killing at least 23 and sparking further unrest.
September 20: The results of the Indian General Election are announced, with the Liberal Party winning 194 seats of the 625 seats of the House of the People, ahead of the National Party with 142, the Socialist Party with 103, the Moderates with 98, the Radicals with 57 and assorted independent and religious candidates with 31.
September 21: The Australian Army reaches its peacetime strength of 100,000 in four divisions, in addition to brigades deployed to Japan and New Guinea.
September 22: The Communist Party is expelled from the Italian
September 23:The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend that legislation be passed authorizing Strategic Air Command to launch atomic bombings of the Soviet Union should it to be required to Soviet atom attacks on the United States. To provide for the greatest warning time of any attack, patrols in the Atlantic, Pacific and Canada are recommended.
September 24: Hindustan Aviation begins production of the Hawker P.1030 'Super Tempest' in Bangalore.
September 25: An American rocket scientist predicts that US spaceships will one day be able to travel to the moon in less than a day, 'far, far faster than the aged British relics currently creeping through space'.
September 26: The millionth Land Rover produced at Solihull amid considerable publicity and fanfare.
September 27: Operation Wheelock, the third British nuclear test, takes place at Maralinga in South Australia, recording a 29kt yield.
September 28: Fifteen Nazis and Italian Fascists are unexpectedly arrested by the Spanish Inquisition in Seville.
September 29: The US Army's Antiaircraft Command musters a total of 34 90mm Skysweeper and 18 120mm battalions in active service.
September 30: Death of the first man to reach the South Pole, Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Falcon Scott at the age of 79 at his home in Plymouth. His great contemporary and conqueror of the North Pole Sir Ernest Shackleton hails him as a 'hero for the ages'.

October
October 1: The Bristol Sycamore helicopter enters service with the Royal Air Force.
October 2: British and Indian forces complete their withdrawal from Iraq, with only peacetime garrisons and airbases remaining.
October 3: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins hearings into Communism in Hollywood.
October 4: First flight of the Lockheed XF-90 jet fighter.
October 5: President Truman delivers the first televised White House address.
October 6: First television broadcast of a World Series game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.
October 7: A suspected Soviet spy is sentenced to death for espionage at the Old Bailey.
October 8: Major flooding in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland.
October 9: Formation of the Senate of Persia.
October 10: A minority Liberal-Moderate coalition government is formed in India and sworn in by Viceroy Lord Louis Mountbatten.
October 11: Brazil and Chile break off diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
October 12: Captain Chuck Yeager, USAF, captures the world airspeed record in a Mach 1.23 flight of the X-1 rocketplane above Muroc Air Force Base in California.
October 12: First Transatlantic flight of the Bristol Brabazon.
October 13: A large comet passes perilously close to Mars.
October 14: National Elections in Poland: Victory of the Soviet backed Democratic Bloc with 54% of the vote.
October 15: Captain George Flashman is appointed British military attache to Ecuador.
October 16: First Circassian Congress in Constantinople opens, encouraged by British agents keen to discombobulate the Soviet Union in any way.
October 17: Five Boy Scouts foil a robbery of an antique store in Phoenix, Arizona.
October 18: The Great Fires of 1947 in Maine reach their peak.
October 19: The Soviet Union begins the transfer of heavy military equipment to North Korea.
October 20: Operation Lea concludes with a substantial French victory; Viet Minh commander Vo Nguyen Giap having been captured by airborne troops and Ho Chi Minh narrowly escaping along with 20,000 guerillas
October 21: Two Vickers Valiant bombers begin their operational tour of the Middle East.
October 22: An American archaeological team are denied permission to investigate the surrounds of Mount Ararat by Ottoman authorities.
October 23: Dwarven miners complete the last section of the Irish Sea railway tunnel.
October 24: A United Airlines DC-6 crashes in Utah, killing all 52 on board.
October 25: Development work begins on a Anglo-Australian-Canadian-South African heavy anti-tank guided missile.
October 26: Soviet bombers violate Norwegian airspace near Bodo.
October 27: A solantium rocket engine is successfully tested on the Isle of Wight by the Imperial Rocketry Programme.
October 28: Ratification of the Benelux Customs Union.
October 29: A RNAS patrol flying out of Mayo reportedly spots the Flying Dutchman in the North Atlantic.
October 30: The Ministry of Labour denies permission for a British chocolate factory to employ a foreign halfling workforce.
October 31: A Royal Navy carrier task force departs Rosyth for Northern Norway.

November
November 1: The first atomic test of Operation Sandstone is successfully carried out in Eniwetok, paving the way for the introduction and mass production of the more efficient Mark 4 nuclear bomb.
November 2: An earthquake in the Chilean Andes kills 332.
November 3: The Ministry of Space reports that American and Soviet activity in space could eventually constitute a challenge to the British position on the moons, Mars and Venus.
November 4: The H-4 Hercules enters service with the United States Navy.
November 5: The Pacific island of Nauru is formally transferred from Britain to Australia.
November 6: Execution by hanging of the twelve Japanese war criminals sentenced to death by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.
November 7: Discovery of the Lost City of the Kalahari.
November 8: Ministry of Magic research wizards complete the development of a reliable rain spell.
November 9: Studebaker becomes the first major American automobile manufacturer to introduce a postwar model.
November 10: The 6th Marine Division is inactivated in San Francisco.
November 11: The Imperial Palace in Xanadu is damaged by an angry dragon.
November 12: Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Edmund Chamberlain presents the 1947/48 Budget to the House of Commons, outlining the Government's projection for the elimination of the deficit and Britain's continued emergence from the postwar recession.
November 13: Britain and the United States agree to supply financial aid to Austria-Hungary to support it against Communist subversion.
November 14: Stalin proclaims that the imperialist powers of Britain, France and the United States seek war with the peace-loving Soviet Union.
November 15: British Petroleum surveyors discover large oil deposits rivaling those of Iraq in the Sahara Desert in southwest Egypt.
November 16: French troops are called up to quell rioters and striking miners.
November 17: Captain Sir Philip Mountbatten is created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by His Majesty King George VI and granted the style of His Royal Highness.
November 18: 41 are killed in a Ballantyne's department store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand.
November 19: Installation of a 250" telescope at Mount Palomar Observatory.
November 20: Marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey.
November 21: Preliminary studies begin in Whitehall for a planned White Paper on the Defence of the Realm in the light of the international situation.
November 22: The Soviet battleship Comintern begins a training voyage through European, African and South American waters.
November 23: Persian irregulars begin to foment unrest in the Indian province of Hormuz.
November 24: The House of Representatives votes to cite ten Hollywood directors and writers with Contempt of Congress after their refusal to cooperate with HUAC investigations into Communist infiltration.
November 25: Formal completion of work on the Qattara Lake Hydroelectricity Project. It is scheduled to be formally opened by King George VI in 1948.
November 26: The Bronx Zoo takes delivery of an enormous savage ape as its new prime attraction.
November 27: French police in Paris occupy the offices of communist newspapers.
November 28: A ship containing 118 tonnes of opium is seized in the English Channel.
November 29: The first postwar Imperial Conference opens in London, attended by Prime Minister Harcourt and the Prime Ministers of the self-governing Dominions.
November 30: A proposal to disband the Royal Constabulary on economic grounds is quashed.

December
December 1: A French express train is derailed by strikers, killing 20.
December 2: The IS-7 heavy tank enters service with the Red Army.
December 3: Captain Dan Dare of the Royal Space Force flies a Hawker-Siddeley Skybolt rocketplane to an altitude of 66,254ft, setting a new world airspeed record of Mach 1.87.
December 4: Construction of the world's largest steam engine is completed in London.
December 5: Joe Louis retains his title of world heavyweight boxing champion in a controversial fight against British Empire champion Johnny Silverstone, at Madison Square Garden.
December 6: President Truman dedicates the Everglades National Park.
December 7: Britain indicates it will not accept any Chilean claims to Antarctica, which remains considered as wholly the territory of the British Empire.
December 8: The Soviet Union declines an invitation to take part in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.
December 9: A general strike is called in France by the Communist Party.
December 10: The United States Joint Chiefs of Staff report that the current atomic stockpile consists of 125 bombs, deliverable by 476 atomic-capable B-29s and 129 B-36s.
December 11: The USA agrees to provide $120 million of immediate financial aid to France, Austria-Hungary, Italy and Yugoslavia.
December 12: A decision to decommission the six active monitors of the Royal Navy is reversed in order to employ them as gunnery training ships in the place of older, more manpower intensive battleships.
December 13: The Gnomish International meets in Zurich.
December 14: Chinese Republican forces are defeated decisively at Xian by an Imperial army.
December 15: Captured Viet Minh commander Vo Nguyen Giap is guillotined in Hanoi.
December 16: Three bombs explode across the Yugoslav capital of Belgrade, injuring nine. Their origin is initially unknown.
December 17: Death of former British Prime Minister Sir Stanley Baldwin.
December 18: Pope Pius XII issues the encyclical 'Optatissima pax', calling for world peace.
December 19: The French General Strike is called off after failing to achieve any of its objectives.
December 20: The Austin Champion light jeep enters service with the British Army, providing a lighter vehicle to support the ubiquitous Land Rover.
December 21: The superliner SS America wins the Blue Riband with a transatlantic speed of 33.2 knots.
December 22: 32% of British households own a refrigerator and 18% own a television, the highest rate in the world outside of North America.
December 23: The armed forces of the Vatican are organised into a single administrative division, answering Stalin's longtime query.
December 24: Surveying work begins on a great dam of the Nile River in Upper Egypt.
December 25: King George VI addresses Britain and the Empire in a BBC radio broadcast, describing the year as one of tribulation and triumph and proclaiming that the world had turned the corner.
December 26: The prototype BTR-152 armoured personnel carrier is completed.
December 27: The Communist Party is banned in Greece.
December 28: Ministry of Food gourmandcers develop a packaged five course meal with a shelf life of five years.
December 29: Car ownership in Britain reaches a new record high, topping 15 million for the first time.
December 30: King Michael I of Romania is forced to abdicate the throne under extreme duress.
December 31: Proclamation of a People's Republic of Romania.


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I LOVE IT!!!!!

These are hilarious.

How did you come up with them? I've noticed a bunch of things that seem to me to be easter eggs, but I'm sure I've missed lots of them.

I particularly liked the one about the werewolf walking in the streets of soho being promptly shot.

Are you planning on doing more in this vein?

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Oh I can see where my evening will be spent... great work again Simon!

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Thanks chaps. There is a lot more to come, with 1948 and 1949 to follow shortly and the other periods to come along as outlined; earlier years pre WW2 may not be day-by-day.

I'll add a few comments on some of the Easter eggs and political trends later on.


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You fiend!

Well, if I must wait, then wait I shall.

Thanks again for writing this.

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Trends and Eggs:
- The Antarctica Campaign in the first part of 1946 serves as a cods for the war. The 'ghost Rockets' and UFO sightings are all linked to the Nazi bug out into the vastness of space.
- The Soviets push in several areas to test Western resolve and unity, pulling back when they get a reaction. The naval and air exercises are brinksmanship that is meant to focus American attention on the Western Hemisphere so that Britain and France can be split and worn down.
- The Iron Curtain is further east, changing the complexion of the early Cold War. No Berlin Blockade or direct analogue, nor a Greco-Turkish trigger for the Truman Doctrine nor a Czech coup; US policy is focused on economic containment initially.
- Mussolini on the run
- Britain arranging plenty of bilateral defence agreements around the periphery of Europe to shore up influence.
- The space race heats up fairly early.
- Various bizarre portents are signs of how Nazi magics disturbed the natural order of the world.
- Harsher treatment of German and Japanese war criminals.
- Longer lives for some famed folk + Father Christmas having spokeselves.


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Hopefully Sir Frank Whittle will be easier to work with than he apparently was in @.

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Splendid work Simon. Truly splendid.

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Thank you gents, glad you've like the first installments.

This next parts might take a little longer through the consequences of working with blasted infectious children on a daily basis (my annual cold) and the after effects of getting knocked out in football on Saturday (a far less productive Sunday than scheduled), but 1948 is half done and there is something on Russian tanks being polished.

Whittle is a little bit easier to work with due to something of a different flow of events in the 1930s regarding the development of the jet engine, but his fundamental character won't be too far off @.

Some more eggs and explanations:

- The British atomic bomb isn't quite purely British, as alluded to in 1947 stories. The wartime bombs are from American production and the separation of the US and Imperial programmes occurs gradually over 1946 and 1947 as the Axis threat dissipates. Significant numbers of British devices only start being produced from late 1947 as the Tube Alloys facilities in Britain and Canada start to produce the requisite amount of material. Windscale is rather bigger.
- The earlier ending of rationing and better general conditions create more of a mood of "things are gradually getting better" than the historical postwar austerity. This has an impact on so many aspects of social history and popular culture above and beyond the national diet/the evolution of British cuisine and general affluence.
- The situation in Austria-Hungary is relatively tenuous.
- Civilian access to armed bears is reduced postwar due to the end of the threat of Nazi invasion and sabotage.
- Swedish involvement in the Second World War on the Allied side as well as Finland not being involved in the Continuation War. The latter event comes from an ongoing Allied presence in Northern Norway as well as more assistance given in the Winter War; the outcome that conflict is still something I'm mulling over.
- Jazz is seen as far edgier on both sides of the Atlantic and is viewed as dangerously foreign by elements of British law enforcement.
- East Prussia turns out differently. There is a largish remnant German populace who are augmented by German communists, former Volga Germans and assorted other elements from around the Soviet empire.
- More will be heard of Shou Chang...
- The different circumstances of the Middle East and India make various Cossack exiles a handy proxy force.
- Rabaul remains a viable long term anchorage.
- The British have some sort of high level asset in the Kremlin, perhaps even on the Politburo.
- Nazi war criminals end up serving their sentences outside Germany, meaning that many will not get early release.
- Triffid outbreaks...
- I still get a bit of a giggle about the Harold Holt Swimming Pool after his rescue of the girls from Picnic at Hanging Rock.
- A giant benevolent lion in Iraq/Turkey may sound familiar.
- Boulder Dam renamed Roosevelt Dam
- Trans-Arabian Pipeline following its original course to Haifa.
- The Doomsday Clock being an actual timepiece and a speaking one to boot.
- Anne Frank surviving.
- Many of the familiar wartime aircraft names carry on in their ultimate form - Lancaster, Mosquito, Tempest, Spitfire.
- Oil discovered in Egypt, as well as the Qattara Lake Hydroelectricity Project
- British India extending to the Straits of Hormuz.
- The Austin Champ becomes a somewhat smaller and more viable jeep analogue.


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Bears in harness and barding with added steel claws and mounted guns. There will be a story that goes with it eventually.


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1948

January
January 1: Maiden flight of the first Australian built English Electric Canberra jet bomber.
January 2: Execution of Norman Baillie-Stewart by hanging at Wandsworth Prison for high treason
January 3: Publication of the White Paper on the British Railway Industry, which calls for nationalisation of the five major railways as a modernisation measure.
January 4: Death of the British playwright George Bernard Shaw, 92, in Hertfordshire.
January 5: The Swiss Army begins development of a new multi-purpose sword.
January 6: An Air France DC-3 crashes in the suburbs of Paris, killing 16.
January 7: The operational strength of the United States Air Force stands at 24,580 aircraft, half being combat planes, down from over 100,000 aircraft in 1945.
January 8: Execution of the Dutch traitor Ans van Dijk.
January 9: A man is briefly arrested in Quito, Ecuador on suspicion of being Benito Mussolini.
January 10: The de Havilland Comet begins commercial service with Imperial Airways.
January 11: Recommissioning of the first USN submarines modified under the Greater Underwater Propulsion Power Program.
January 12: An Irishman is charged with stealing a leprechaun's pot of gold under false pretenses.
January 13: NKVD agents make a large clandestine arms delivery to Malayan National Liberation Army guerrillas in southern Thailand.
January 14: US Army combat mages test a new long range war wand.
January 15: French and Cambodian officials sign an agreement on Cambodian autonomy within the French Empire.
January 16: The Netherlands and Indonesia agree to a ceasefire in the Dutch East Indies Independence War, with the former coming under considerable American pressure to resolve the conflict.
January 17: Highest attendance at a Football League game, with an estimated 93,260 seeing Manchester United draw with Arsenal.
January 18: Establishment of a permanent ANZAC Military Headquarters in Britain to organise and command Australian and New Zealand land and air forces on detachment and exercises in the United Kingdom.
January 19: A Chinese junk is sunk by a maddened steer pushed out of a USN C-47 off Formosa.
January 20: Four battalions of British and Indian troops begin a series of large anti-guerrilla sweeps in Kachin State, Burma, in response to continuing unrest.
January 21: An Italian appeals court dismisses the death sentences in absentia passed on Italo Balbo, Dino Grandi and Count Ciano in light of new evidence presented in camera.
January 22: A British trade delegation arrives in Moscow for discussions with the Soviet government.
January 23: A USAF Hermes rocket successfully places the first American artificial satellite, Explorer 1, in orbit around the Earth.
January 24: A modified form of myxoma virus is approved for use against rabbits in Australia.
January 25: Signing of the Treaty of Singapore, settling the long running territorial dispute between British Malaya and Thailand and establishing a border running from Bang Pak Phraek to Krabi. Foreign observers consider that the Thai government is acting under duress.
January 26: Reconstruction and preservation efforts begin in the Burmese city of Pagan.
January 27: The Admiralty approves the design of an atomic submarine.
January 28: President Manuel Roxas of the Philippines declares a national amnesty for all alleged collaborators in an attempt to rally national unity.
January 29: First postwar test of advanced combat armour on Salisbury Plain.
January 30: Opening of the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
January 31: Death of Orville Wright, 76, in Dayton, Ohio.

February
February 1: The Soviet Union begins to jam broadcasts into Eastern Europe by the Voice of America and the BBC.
February 2: President Truman urges the US Congress to pass an expansive civil rights program.
February 3: The League of Nations begins discussions on the best means to end the Dutch East Indies War.
February 4: Dismissal of the Egyptian government under British pressure.
February 5: The Royal Constabulary Act is given Royal Assent, allowing deployment outside the British Isles elsewhere in the Empire.
February 6: Donald Bradman completes his last Test innings in Australia, scoring an unbeaten 125.
February 7: General Omar Bradley succeeds General Dwight D. Eisenhower as US Army Chief of Staff.
February 8: A plot to assassinate Alexander Kerensky is foiled by the FBI.
February 9: 260 Communists are arrested by Austro-Hungarian secret police in a series of dawn raids across Vienna, Prague and Budapest.
February 10: Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Mohawk fighters begin patrol operations over British Guiana.
February 11: The Austro-Hungarian government announces that Kaiser Otto will be formally crowned on June 15th after the recovery of the Imperial regalia.
February 12: Two automobile bombs are exploded in Salonika, killing 21. No group takes immediate responsibility.
February 12: First flight of the Westland Dragonfly helicopter.
February 13: Reestablishment of the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft, or German Oriental Society.
February 14: Signing of the Anglo-Arabian Treaty at Jeddah.
February 15: Communist riots and protests are suppressed by Imperial troops in Vienna.
February 16: First photographs of Miranda, a moon of Uranus, by Gerard Kuiper.
February 17: Seventeen French communists are sentenced to lengthy terms of imprisonment after the riots and strikes of 1947.
February 18: Simultaneous radio broadcasts from US Army units at the North and South Pole.
February 19: A Canadian governess working in Alexandria smiles at a crocodile and is lucky to escape with her life.
February 20: RAF Lancasters overfly Damascus to demonstrate support of French operations in the Lebanon.
February 21: Tsar Alexei is received by King George VI at Buckingham Palace in a familial capacity.
February 22: Grand Fenwick petitions the League of Nations for admittance.
February 23: The last recorded skirmishes occur between Dutch and Indonesian forces on Java after the recent ceasefire.
February 24: Chinese communist forces retreat into Soviet occupied Sinkiang in the face of relentless Imperial attacks.
February 25: The Imperial Mexican Army increases border patrols along the frontier with Texas after reports of hooliganism.
February 26: A proposal for the introduction of cane toads into Northern Australia is rejected by the Commonwealth Department of Health.
February 27: Execution of 35 Japanese war criminals at Singapore.
February 28: Riots in Accra against the British colonial government are suppressed by the Imperial Police and British troops.
February 29: The RN cruiser Dido sinks two pirate ships off the coast of Oman.

March
March 1: The British trade delegation leaves Moscow after a period of difficult negotiations.
March 2: The Wright Flyer returns to the United States after an exhibition in Britain.
March 3: Sir Edward Elgar completes his Victory Symphony, later regarded as his magnum opus.
March 4: Foreign Legionnaires defeat Viet Minh guerrillas in a series of running battles along the Chinese border
March 5: Imperial Airways extend their Hong Kong service to Japan and Korea.
March 6: The Dodecanese are formally annexed by Byzantine Greece, ending their nebulous state following the expulsion of Italian troops in the Second World War.
March 7: The West Indies Act passes the House of Commons, paving the way for Dominion status in 1950.
March 8: A civil case is bought in London by three half-orcs alleging that they are being deprived of their rights as British subjects under wartime legislation controlling goblinoids.
March 9: A provisional Indonesian government is established in Batavia.
March 10: Herb Hoover becomes the first civilian to exceed the speed of sound at Edwards AFB, California.
March 11: An American B-29 crashes over northern Alaska. All crew are successfully rescued by local Eskimos and returned to the United States in an eventful journey via bearsled.
March 12: Beginning of the Costa Rican Civil War.
March 13: Sightings of a band of giant yeti moving through western Nepal.
March 14: King George VI departs London for Egypt aboard an RAF skyship, the first monarch to travel in such an aerial vessel.
March 15: The Imperial Persian Air Force takes delivery of the first of over 250 Hawker Tempests ordered from Britain.
March 16: King George VI opens the Qattara Lake Hydroelectricity Project in Egypt with great fanfare and ceremony.
March 17: The last Regia Marina capital ships being held in British custody in the Suez Canal are returned to Italy at Taranto.
March 18: General elections are held in Singapore for the civil government of the Crown Colony.
March 19: Prime Minister Harcourt becomes the first British Prime Minister to visit Israel, making a solemn pilgrimage on foot through Jerusalem.
March 20: Gentleman's Agreement wins the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 20th Academy Awards.
March 21: British Columbia grants the right to vote to Canadians of Asian descent.
March 22: An Allied conference on the future occupation of Berlin opens at Potsdam.
March 23: RAF Group Captain Sir John Cunningham sets a new world altitude record of 69,482 ft in a de Havilland Venom.
March 24: A group of would-be tomb robbers are brutally butchered by a mummy in the Valley of the Kings.
March 25: Retirement of General George S. Patton from active service with the United States Army.
March 26: An espionage scandal breaks in Buenos Aires, with three General Staff officers accused of spying for Brazil.
March 27: Opening of the Second Congress of the Worker's Party of North Korea.
March 28: Heavy rainfall enters its third week over Southern and Western Iraq. British druids and agricultural wizards attached to RAF Iraq are keen observers.
March 29: Scotland Yard begins investigations into the reported reappearance of the abominable Dr. Phibes.
March 30: Clement Attlee announces his retirement from his position as Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party due to ill health.
March 31: Congress passes the Marshall Aid Act, authorising financial assistance for Europe.

April
April 1: First reported troll sightings on the Faroes for over 110 years.
April 2: Maiden broadcast of Evenings with Rumples, the first British television programme hosted by a cat.
April 3: Three Soviet R-1 rockets are fired out over the Black Sea in a highly visible public test of the Soviet missile arsenal. British and American experts are extremely intrigued, albeit not greatly impressed.
April 4: Formation of the World Health Organisation of the League of Nations.
April 5: A British Vickers Victoria is involved in a midair crash with a Soviet Air Force Yak-9 fighter over the Polish-German border, raising international tensions.
April 6: Archaeologists begin excavations at Masada, Israel.
April 7: The Imperial Chinese government issues a note demanding that the United States, Britain and France withdraw their armed forces from China and cease operating warships on China's rivers.
April 8: The British unemployment rate drops to a new low of 1.7%. Economic growth for the first quarter of 1948 has been similarly high at 1.9%.
April 9: RAF Vampires attempt to intercept and engage an unidentified flying object off the northern coast of Ireland, but it swiftly evades them, heading north at over 60,000ft.
April 10: The Regia Aeronautica receives its first jet fighters, Gloster Meteors.
April 11: British colonial officials begin investigation of a mysterious series of murders in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
April 12: Commercial debut of the Jaguar XK120 sports car.
April 13: A private member's bill to abolish capital punishment in Britain is defeated 712-38.
April 14: US nuclear test on Eniwetok as part of Operation Glaive.
April 15: Rowntree's introduces Polo sweet mints in Britain.
April 16: The Australian cricket team arrives in England for a history making summer, lead by Donald Bradman on his farewell tour.
April 17: The US Joint Chiefs of Staff advise the Atomic Energy Commission that a substantially large atomic stockpile will be needed in the event of sudden war with the Soviet Union.
April 18: A Lockheed Super Constellation crashes at Shannon Airport, killing 30 of the 31 people on board.
April 19: Debate on the proposed Anglo-Soviet Trade Agreement begins in the House of Commons.
April 20: The Royal Navy frigate HMS Amethyst is fired upon by imperial Chinese troops on the north bank of the Yangtze whilst en route from Shanghai to Nanking to relieve HMS Consort as guard ship of the British embassy. She is badly damaged and runs aground on a mudbank.
April 21: An attempt to rescue HMS Amethyst by HMS Consort is driven off by heavy fire. The cruisers London and Ulysses and the frigates Black Swan, Mermaid and Nonsuch begin to move upriver from Shanghai, whilst the aircraft carriers Ark Royal and Victorious and the battleships Lion and Superb speed north from Hong Kong to provide cover.
April 22: HMS Amethyst slips her chains and breaks out downriver at 0432, whilst the relief force conducts a heavy bombardment of Chinese fortifications, augmented by long range battleship gunfire from the two ships lying offshore. Shortly after dawn, over 120 carrier fighters move in to supply continuous air cover for the operation. Amethyst reaches the relief force by 0748 and sends the famed signal 'Have rejoined the fleet south of Woosung ... No damage... No casualties....God save the King!'
April 23: In an emergency meeting of the Council of the League of Nations, China decries the British actions in the Amethyst Incident as an act of aggression and is supported by the Soviet Union. Britain threatens to veto any censure motion, but the French move to provide a compromise solution by suggesting that the Western powers phase out their naval patrols on internal Chinese waters.
April 24: Manchester United win the FA Cup in a 4-2 victory over Blackpool, recording their first major title in 37 years.
April 25: A large super battleship is laid down at John Browns on the Clyde.
April 26: The dark wizard Zoroander escapes a trap laid by Royal wizards and Church of England priests outside of Birmingham in an arcane flying machine.
April 27: The British Railways Bill is passed by the House of Commons.
April 28: Secret talks begin between Imperial Chinese and Western representatives in the Swiss Consulate in Shanghai to avoid any repetition of the Amethyst Crisis.
April 29: Construction work begins on the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectricity Scheme.
April 30: Foundation of the Organization of American States.

May
May 1: Proclamation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
May 2: Introduction of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in Australia.
May 3: James Michener and Tennessee Williams are awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
May 4: The House of Commons votes to reject the proposed Anglo-Soviet Trade Agreement in the light of significant postwar tensions and American pressure.
May 5: Sir Winston Churchill visits The Hague, giving a speech on Anglo-Dutch relations.
May 6: Clashes between Coptic Christians and Muslims in Cairo.
May 7: France formally annexes the Saarland, ignoring German protests.
May 8: A 12-year-old boy is arrested after a car chase through Central London.
May 9: The Committee of Imperial Defence declares that a tunnel beneath the English Channel would not be in British security interests.
May 10: Proposals to disband the Polish Air Force in exile are dismissed by the Cabinet as unworkable and of no utility; Polish reaction was simply to return memorandums on the issue asking for them to be repeated.
May 11: A British infantry division is moved to Austria-Hungary from Germany to assist in security operations.
May 12: An English Electric Canberra is launched from HMS Malta.
May 13: The Royal Egyptian Air Force takes delivery of 40 Supermarine Spitfires.
May 14: Nationalisation of the British gas industry.
May 15: Three year old Julie Anne Devaney is kidnapped from her bed in Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn, assaulted and murdered. Police fingerprint every male over the age of 16 in an effort to find her monstrous killer, eventually apprehending 22 year old Peter Griffiths on August 12th.
May 16: Death of King William of the Netherlands at the age of 68.
May 17: The gangsters Billy Hill and Jack Spot are hanged at Wormwood Scrubs.
May 18: Persia establishes diplomatic relations with Canada.
May 19: The United States Air Force changes its designation for fighters from "P" to "F".
May 20: Beginning of Operation Vesna, the deportation of thousands of Lithuanians to Siberia.
May 21: A plot to blow up the Great Lighthouse of Alexandria is foiled by Sir Charles Ratcliffe.
May 22: The House of Lords passes the British Railways Bill.
May 23: An attempted kidnapping in Brighton leads to the capture of a hobgoblin child stealing gang.
May 24: Alcide de Gasperi becomes Prime Minister of Italy.
May 25: The Civil Air Patrol is permanently established as an auxiliary arm of the United States military.
May 26: Prime Minister Jan Smuts wins the South African General Election with a total of 115 seats out of 178 in the House of Assembly, returning the United Party to power for a further term in office.
May 27: The USN's Naval Air Transport Service and the USAF Air Transport Service are merged to form the Military Air Transport Service.
May 28: End of the Costa Rican Civil War with the establishment of a new rebel government.
May 29: Vincent Van Gogh opens an exhibition of new paintings at the National Gallery in London.
May 30: The town of Vanport, Oregon is destroyed by a flash flood after the breaching of a nearby dike.
May 31: Syria is formally granted independence from French rule, with the latter permitted to maintain strategic naval and air bases.

June
June 1: Sir Robert Menzies' Liberal/Country coalition wins a landslide victory over the Chifley Labour Government, winning 82 seats of the 125 in the House of Representatives and capturing control of the Senate.
June 2: The Messini Brothers and Sabini Gang are arrested by Scotland Yard in a series of raids across London.
June 3: Korczak Ziolkowski begins work on a mighty sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt. Rushmore.
June 4: The British Railways Act is given Royal Assent, establishing a new unified British Railways Corporation and British Transport Commission on September 1st 1948.
June 5: A USAF airship completes the fastest non-stop aerial journey from the southern tip of South America on the Island of Ice and Fire in Prydain to the northernmost reaches of the British Arctic Territory.
June 6: HMS Audacious, the largest aircraft carrier in the world at over 75,000t, is launched at Harland & Wolff's shipyard in Belfast.
June 7: The Welsh Folk Museum is opened to the public.
June 8: Lt. John Rudder becomes the first Negro commissioned officer in the US Marine Corps.
June 9: British, Australian, Canadian and South African agricultural advisors begin work on large scale irrigation projects in Iraq.
June 10: The case of Grak vs Thompson is dismissed by a British magistrate, who declares that the Anti-Goblin Acts remain as relevant today as in 1632.
June 11: First missions of Operation Jungle, the infiltration of British and American intelligence agents into Poland and the Baltic States to assist resistance to the Soviet Union.
June 12: Publication of 'The Gathering Storm', the first volume in Sir Winston Churchill's 'The Second World War'.
June 13: An American airborne regiment is flown into Vienna to provide further security ahead of the coronation of Kaiser Otto.
June 14: The de Havilland DH.108 Swallow enters experimental service with the Royal Air Force.
June 15: Coronation of Kaiser Otto of Austria-Hungary in Vienna.
June 16: Three British plantation managers are killed at Sungai Siput, Perak in what will later be considered as the first action of the Malayan Emergency.
June 17: The first RNZAF jet bomber squadron is established.
June 18: A state of emergency is declared in Malaya due to a communist insurgency.
June 19: Construction of the Royal Navy's first marine nuclear reactor begins at Dounreay, Scotland.
June 20: Official introduction of the Deutsche Mark, the new German currency.
June 21: The Soviet Foreign Ministry announces that elements of the Red Banner Northern Fleet will conduct a cruise to the Pacific in July and August.
June 22: In Philadelphia, the Republican National Convention nominates Governor Thomas Dewey of New York as their party's candidate for President.
June 23: The US Congress passes the Universal Military Training and Service Act, establishing peacetime conscription.
June 24: RAF Squadron Leader Basil Arkel sets a new world helicopter speed record of 125 mph in an experimental Fairey Gyrodyne.
June 25: President Truman signs the Displaced Persons Act, authorising the admittance of over 250,000 Europeans to the United States.
June 26: David Lean's motion picture Oliver Twist opens in London.
June 27: The Liberal-Labour Coalition Government narrowly survives a vote of confidence after the Socialist Party boycotts the House of Commons over the failure of the Anglo-Soviet Trade Agreement. Prime Minister Harcourt regard the ten vote margin as unacceptable for the stability of the government and advises His Majesty King George V to call an election.
June 28: A major earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale occurs in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, killing 3759 people and inflicting millions of dollars of damage.
June 29: British cavalry drives off raiding Afghan tribesmen near Kandahar.
June 30: The Royal Air Force forms its second Vanguard long range rocket squadron.

July
July 1: Delivery of Marshall Plan aid begins in Western Europe.
July 2: Sir Charles Ratcliffe wins the Royal Tournament at Windsor Castle.
July 3: Caryl Chessman is sentenced to death for kidnapping in California; he will be executed on January 23rd 1949.
July 4: Discovery of a buried Inca pyramid deep in the Andes.
July 5: A passenger ferry is sunk off the coast of Florida by an individual resembling the dark wizard Zoroander. 22 are killed in the apparently senseless attack.
July 6: The National Health Service Act comes into effect in Britain.
July 7: Invention of the modern prawn cocktail.
July 8: The 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church is celebrated in Moscow.
July 9: Formal establishment of the Conservation Foundation in New York City.
July 10: A group of RAF and RCAF pilots picnicking in the countryside near Roskilde, Denmark, uncover the lost ruins of Heorot during an impromptu game of cricket.
July 11: Provision of three course school meals at government cost comes into effect across Britain.
July 12: The Scottish island of Summerisle is raided by a group of Church of England paladins and Church Police after reports of underground paganism. The local laird is among those arrested and charged with a range of offences.
July 13: German protests against the terms of Allied occupation in Hamburg.
July 14: USS Baltimore joins the British Far Eastern Fleet on exercises off Malaya.
July 15: Palmiro Togliatti, general secretary of the Communist Party of Italy is shot and badly wounded in an assassination attempt.
July 16: President Harry Truman is renominated as the Democratic candidate for President at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, with Alabama Senator Atticus Finch as his Vice President.
July 17: The headquarters of the First Canadian Army arrives home in Halifax, continuing the process of the demobilisation of the Canadian Army.
July 18: Scotland Yard and the FBI establish a special liaison office to coordinate joint efforts against international crime.
July 19: A Ministry of Food survey finds that 62% of respondents began their day with a full English breakfast.
July 20: Eugene Dennis, William Z. Foster and other CPUSA leaders are arrested and charged under the Alien Registration Act.
July 21: The United States Defense Department begins negotiations with military dragons for their latest formal contract of service, the fourth since 1776.
July 22: A 45 year old man in New Zealand is charged with shooting a rare moa on Crown Land.
July 23: West Indian sugar production reaches a new record level of 6.2 million tons.
July 24: The British General Election of 1948 sees the Conservative Party win 318 seats, the Liberals 169, Labour 150, the Nationals 35, Socialists 24, Imperialists 24, Radicals 19 and independents winning 11 seats, allowing Sir Winston Churchill to form a Conservative-National minority government with the support of the Imperialists. Churchill pays tribute to his predecessor, calling him a truly honourable patriot.
July 25: The 35th Tour de France is won by Italian Gino Bartali.
July 26: Otto Skorzeny escapes custody in Germany.
July 27: Australia win the Fourth Test against England at Leeds, chasing down 404 for the loss of only three wickets with 15 minutes to spare. Don Bradman scores 173 not out.
July 28: An explosion in a Ludwigshafen chemical plant kills 182.
July 29: King George VI declares the 1948 Summer Olympic Games open at Empire Stadium in London in front of a crowd of over 250,000 after a grand opening ceremony.
July 30: Arrest of four fascist sympathisers by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in an investigation into sabotage at the Halifax docks.
July 31: Churchill orders the military reinforcement of Malaya in response to increasing clashes between British colonial forces and the Malayan Communist Party.

August
August 1: Opening of the USAF Office of Special Investigations.
August 2: Prime Minister Churchill telephones President Truman and proposes a visit after the upcoming Presidential election and his grand design for a summit conference between the superpowers to reduce Cold War tensions.
August 3: Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White are accused of being communists by Whittaker Chambers in an appearance before HUAC.
August 4: A small public protest against the atomic bomb is held in Hyde Park.
August 5: The first elements of the 1st Airborne Division arrive in Singapore from Britain.
August 6: Bob Mathias, 17, of the United States, wins the decathlon at the London Olympics.
August 7: The teaching of Mendelian biological theories are prohibited in the USSR.
August 8: A Prison Reform Bill is defeated in the House of Commons.
August 9: The last Chinese republican forces on the mainland are defeated outside Canton by Imperial troops.
August 10: A conference on a new German constitution opens in Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria.
August 11: The United States signs an agreement with Spain for naval and aircraft basing rights.
August 12: Formal establishment of the Prussian Democratic Republic, a socialist puppet state of the Soviet Union that serves as an important forward naval and air base for Stalin's armed forces and an instrument of propaganda against the West.
August 13: The last flight of Chinese republicans from the south reaches Formosa.
August 14: Don Bradman's last Test innings sees him score 102, assisting Australia to compile a formidable total of 564 runs. He finishes his career with 7862 runs at an average of 104.83.
August 15: Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics. The USA tops the medal count with 42 gold, 27 silver and 25 bronze, followed by Britain with 25 gold, 19 silver and 24 bronze and Sweden with 20 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze.
August 16: A guided version of the Grand Slam bomb enters service with the Royal Air Force.
August 17: Alger Hiss publicly denies being a Communist.
August 18: Establishment of the Danube Commission.
August 19: Arab foreign ministers meet in Baghdad to discuss British proposals for regional security.
August 20: The Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin, is declared persona non grata by the Department of State.
August 21: A daring pirate raid on an ocean liner off Bermuda leads to pursuit by RN and USN vessels, which ultimately proves to be fruitless.
August 22: Discussions begin between Britain, the United States and France regarding assistance in operations in French Indochina.
August 23: Establishment of the World Council of Churches.
August 24: British intelligence agents smuggle a T-54 tank out of Romania.
August 25: A request to release the records of the Younghusband Expedition is denied.
August 26: Triumphal entry into Peking of the Shaozhen Emperor and his formal ascendance to the Dragon Throne.
August 27: Two escaped sabre toothed tigers terrify lunchtime crowds at the Bronx Zoo before they are subdued by a strange man in a cloak.
August 28: A USN Martin Mars flying boat completes a record non-stop flight from Hawaii to Chicago.
August 29: The Porsche 356 enters production in Austria-Hungary.
August 30: RCAF Meteor fighters intercept a Soviet Pe-8 reconnaissance aeroplane over the Bering Strait.
August 31: Britain and Argentina sign a new 10 year trade agreement for the importation of Argentine beef and grain.

September
September 1: A national census of Israel records the population as 3,526,784 residents, consisting of 2,026,302 Jews, 1,083,057 Moslems and 397,425 Christians.
September 2: The Faqir of Ipi is killed in Waziristan in an air raid by RAF Bristol Battleaxes.
September 3: Four men leave Capetown in an attempt to cycle along the entire length of the Cape to Cairo Railway.
September 4: The decommissioned Mexican dreadnought AIM Rio Grande runs aground at Veracruz whilst being towed to the scrapyard. The spectacle of the stranded ship attracts a crowd of several thousands of intrigued onlookers.
September 5: The Austro-Hungarian Nazi Otto Wächter is tracked down and captured in South Tyrol by the CIA.
September 6: Coronation of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.
September 7: Sir Oswald Mosley leaves Britain for Europe, never to return.
September 8: The New Avalon General Election results in the governing Liberal Party winning 42 seats to the 25 seats of the Conservative opposition and Prime Minister Sir Richard Cathrington returning to office for a record-equalling third term.
September 9: China arrests what are described as 110 Western agents.
September 10: Mildred Gillars, 'Axis Sally' is charged with ten counts of treason in Washington D.C.
September 11: Public release of the first effective anti-leprosy drugs.
September 12: Robert Erskine Childers, noted British novelist and sailor, dies in Dublin aged 78.
September 13: First reports of a new strain of plague in Central Asia, dubbed the Blue Death.
September 14: A private member's bill to abolish judicial corporal punishment is defeated in the House of Commons by 487 votes to 263.
September 15: An English Electric Canberra of the Royal Air Force becomes the first jet aircraft to make a non-stop unrefuelled Transatlantic flight.
September 16: Retirement of the Cromwell superheavy tank from British Army service.
September 17: The steam locomotive Empress of India, famed for its role in the evacuation of Maharajah Kishan of Haserabad in 1905, is opened for display at the Museum of India.
September 18: A scientific expedition for the exploration of the Amazon departs from Portsmouth.
September 19: The Swedish General Election of 1948 results in a narrow victory to the Liberal People's Party, which wins 72 seats to the 76 of the Social Democrats, allowing them to form a coalition government with the Conservatives (42 seats).
September 20: Debut of the Morris Minor at the Earls Court Motor Show in London.
September 21: Marcel Cerdan wins the world middleweight boxing championship after knocking out Tony Zale in a title fight in Jersey City.
September 22: A Communist network is broken up by British officials in Delhi, with 57 arrested.
September 23: Commissioning of HMIS Jerusalem, the first cruiser of the Royal Israeli Navy.
September 24: Incorporation of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
September 25: Return of the four surviving capital ships of the k.u.k. Kriegsmarine to Trieste from British custody in the Red Sea.
September 26: Publication of 'The Crimson Tide', a lurid invasion novel describing the Soviet conquest of the British Empire.
September 27: Execution by hanging of Kurt Meyer for war crimes at a Canadian military prison in Hamburg.
September 28: A young boy is carried off by a giant kestrel in Barnsley.
September 29: First flight of the prototype Boeing XB-52 strategic bomber.
September 30: A large aircraft carrier is laid down at Rotterdam.

October
October 1: The battleship USS Kentucky arrives in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on the first stop of a high profile South American cruise.
October 2: A Short Sandringham flying boat crashes while landing near Trondheim, Norway. 24 of the 38 passengers aboard are killed, including the renowned British philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell.
October 3: The opening of a large Hoover washing machine factory in Merthyr Tydfil is hailed in the press as the latest sign of rising British affluence. A number of spare socks are mysterious discovered after the ceremony.
October 4: Persian and Iraqi troops clash along their southern border after several months of growing tensions.
October 5: Discovery of the shattered remains of a strange black monolith in Uganda.
October 6: An extremely strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale hits Ashgabad in Soviet Turkmenistan, killing thousands.
October 7: Nikolai Bukharin appears at a public meeting with Leon Trotsky in Rio de Janeiro, resolving years of mystery as to his location following his disappearance from the Lubyanka in 1938.
October 8: A 120ft long megalodon is spotted off the coast of County Donegal, sparking a minor alert. A patrolling RN destroyer fails to find the monster when it arrives four hours later.
October 9: A report by English druid assures the British public that the Grand Oak remains in good health, despite its estimated age of over 2000 years.
October 10: A troll in Central Park kills three pedestrians before being blasted with a lightning bolt by a passing wizard.
October 11:The Cleveland Indians win the World Series, defeating the Boston Braves 4 games to 2.
October 12: First broadcast of the debate programme Any Questions? on the BBC Home Service.
October 13: Formation of the Royal Kenyan Air Service.
October 14: The Lake District is proclaimed Britain's first national park.
October 15: First test flight of the Soviet R-2 ballistic missile.
October 16: A fabulous hoard of buried pirate treasure is uncovered on Providence Island in the West Indies.
October 17: The school leaving age in England and Wales is raised to 16, with Scotland, Ireland and Lyonesse following within 18 months.
October 18: Sightings reported of a group of strange green haired creatures living in rubbish bins in New York City.
October 19: Three girls are turned to stone after touching a cursed necklace in Brussels.
October 20: A KLM Lockheed Constellation crashes on approach to Prestwick Airport killing all 40 passengers and crew.
October 21: The United States and Britain reject a Soviet proposal for the destruction of all atomic weapons.
October 22: Italy enacts limited female suffrage.
October 23: First flight of the Avro Canada CF-100.
October 24: The twentieth edition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum is published in the Vatican.
October 25: Dwarven warriors kill thousands of orcs in Northern Sweden in a decisive defeat for the raiding monsters.
October 26: Killer smog strikes Donora, Pennsylvania.
October 27: Opening of the first postwar Motor Show at Earl's Court
October 28: Johnny Silverstone beats Joe Louis and wins the world heavyweight championship in a boxing match at Madison Square Garden.
October 29: The Times is acquired from the Astor family by Lord Henry Ratcliffe.
October 30: Beginning of top secret RB-36 reconnaissance flights over the Soviet Union.
October 31: Establishment of a permanent Royal Navy base at Trondheim, Norway.

November
November 1: Publication of The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas in Norway.
November 2: President Harry S. Truman wins the 1948 US President Election beats Thomas Dewey by 300 electoral votes to 224, with Whig candidate Henry Wallace winning 32 votes in the Midwest and Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond carrying 44 votes in the South. The victory is regarded as a triumph for Truman's hard campaigning style and the influence of Vice President Finch's popularity in the South.
November 3: A task force of the Soviet Red Banner Northern Fleet departs Murmansk on the first leg of its world cruise, discreetly shadowed by vessels of the Royal Navy and United States Navy.
November 4: T.S. Eliot is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
November 5: Enthusiastic annual Bonfire Night celebrations occur across Britain and the Empire, in accordance with the Observance of 5th November Act 1605.
November 6: Olga, a Caspian Tiger at London Zoo, gives birth to a litter of eight healthy cubs.
November 7: A White Paper on Civil Defence is commissioned.
November 8: Discovery of the first elements of the Snettisham Hoard in Norfolk.
November 9: A flying saucer is spotted over Los Angeles in broad daylight.
November 10: Execution of Leopold Miacca for the kidnapping and attempted murder of nine year old Thomas Grimes.
November 11: Ethiopian Airways takes delivery of six Handley Page Hastings four engined aircraft,
November 12: The Royal Indian Air Force's first jet fighter squadron becomes operational, flying de Havilland Vampires.
November 13: RMS Queen Elizabeth wins back the Blue Riband with an average speed of 33.5 knots on the Transatlantic voyage.
November 14: Birth of a first son to Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace.
November 15: A treaty of security and cooperation is signed between Britain and Albania.
November 16: The University of the Andes is founded in Bogotá, Colombia.
November 17: US Army troops drive off a Space Nazi attack on the Luna radio telescope base using heavy artillery.
November 18: Springfield, Illinois is struck by an inexplicable shower of fish.
November 19: Peter Griffiths is hanged at Liverpool Prison for the murder of June Anne Devaney.
November 20: The population of King George V Station, the largest settlement in Antarctica, reaches 3500.
November 21: Prime Minister Churchill orders the drafting of a supplementary naval bill to assist British defence preparations in the event of an international crisis, increasing immediate funding by £280 million.
November 22: The authorised strength of the Royal Canadian Air Force is raised to 2500 aircraft.
November 23: First Centurions enter service with the New Zealand Army.
November 24: Four children disappear near a stone circle in Cornwall, sparking an unsuccessful search operation involving hundreds of police and soldiers.
November 25: Discovery of the remains of the White Ship.
November 26: Completion of a direct rail link between Singapore and Calcutta.
November 27: The U.S. Joint Intelligence Committee reports that the Soviet Union has approximately 9 million men under arms and could call on at least 15 million reserves in the event of a protracted conflict.
November 28: Beginning of the Bosnian Insurgency.
November 29: A large ocean liner is laid down at Newport News.
November 30: The Negro Baseball League is disbanded.

December
December 1: The body of an unidentified man is found on a beach in Adelaide, South Australia. His possessions include a scrap of paper torn from a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; an encrypted message is found when the book is recover that defies all attempts at decoding.
December 2: Establishment of the Continental Air Command of the USAF.
December 3: The revolutionary battleship HMS Dreadnought opens as a museum ship in Portsmouth.
December 4: Release of a BBC radio play of John Bunyan's 'A Pilgrim's Progress'.
December 5: Introduction of KC-97 air-to-air refueling tankers into Strategic Air Command service.
December 6: The Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier HMAS Perth arrives at Singapore to support British and Commonwealth forces in Malaya.
December 7: A pack of huge wolves kill 40 children in Kirov Oblast, Soviet Russia.
December 8: A haunted house in Birmingham is destroyed by a grim priest giving his name as Father Shandor.
December 9: Royal Guards and Special Branch detectives arrest a man for attempting to intrude into the grounds of Buckingham Palace. He is subsequently confined to the Tower of London while awaiting trial.
December 10: The Assembly of the League of Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human and Nonhuman Rights.
December 11: US Army scientists report a significant breakthrough in their super soldier programme.
December 12: The Globe Theatre reopens after repairs in London, causing widespread and inexplicable happiness.
December 13: Retirement of Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham from active service in the Royal Air Force.
December 14: The United States Department of Justice indicts Alger Hiss on two counts of perjury
December 15: Christening of Prince Charles of Wales by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Buckingham Palace.
December 16: A RNAS airship flying out of Bathurst, Gambia reports an immense school of dolphins gamboling on the surface of the Atlantic in precise formation.
December 17: The Swedish Army begins the modernisation of Boden Fortress.
December 18: A clandestine meeting is conducted between British and Soviet intelligence officers in Constantinople.
December 19: Beginning of Operatie Kraai, a major Dutch offensive in Indonesia aimed at the capture of Yogyakarta.
December 20: Lawrence Duggan throws himself from the window of his Manhattan office after revelations of his alleged espionage for the Soviet Union.
December 21: Full scale development and production of the C-99 superheavy transport is approved.
December 22: Advance units of the 2nd Royal Marine Divisions begin disembarking at Singapore.
December 23: Restoration work begins on Leonardo's Salvator Mundi at the Louvre.
December 24: The United States Air Force reports that air defence radars detected an unidentified sleigh at 24,000 feet heading due north. Permission to shoot it down was denied by a quick thinking radar operator.
December 25: First televised Royal Christmas Banquet at Guildhall, London.
December 26: The first Reith Lecture is broadcast on the BBC with Professor Sir Bernard Quatermass speaking on 'The British Empire in Space'.
December 27: Crime rates in New York City reach a 20 year low due to increased policing and special assistance from particularly able costumed members of the public,
December 28: A Douglas DC-3 goes missing 50 miles south of Miami.
December 29: A major crackdown is launched by Egyptian forces against the Muslim Brotherhood after the attempted assassination of the Prime Minister.
December 30: The assault of a giant killer rabbit on a small Arizona town is finally foiled by the deployment of an experimental US Army hand grenade.
December 31: Large scale Red Army maneuvers take place along the Finnish border in East Karelia.

A few more bits and pieces that hopefully amuse and interest.


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Glorious as ever!

That rabbit travelled a long way from Caerbannog

Happy to see St Fagans museum make the world events list

A gazzillion references in there, some of which I got, some not,

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It isn't exactly the same rabbit as Caerbannog, but is a distant descendant, on its mother's side.

St. Fagan's was one of those events that struck me as worth putting in to show that not every day is a huge news day of international intrigue, death and conflict, but that societies, a countries and a world are also made up of many more prosaic circumstances and events that are just as important to some people as a new aeroplane or the arrest of spies.

There are quite a few references, which I'll expand upon when I get a moment. Glad you liked it and 1949 is already in the works, with a few months done; I'm currently juggling it with the next part of the Korean War and the tale of WW2 Soviet tanks, both of which are well underway.


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Did the three half-orcs bring their suit twice? March 8th and May 10th appear to have the same entry.

Also, the entry for September 17th appears to be incomplete.

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September 17: The steam locomotive Empress of India, famed for its role in the evacuation of Maharajah Kishan of Haserabad in 1905


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Good catch. I'll fix up the train entry and the case of Grak. Partway through 1949, but I may put up a post explaining some of the 1948 entries soon.


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1949

January
January 1: Donald Bradman is knighted in the New Year's Honours for services to cricket and public life.
January 2: Violent winter winds rage across the American West.
January 3: Establishment of the Central Bank of the Philippines.
January 4: RMS Caronia leaves Southampton for New York on her maiden voyage.
January 5: President Truman introduces his proposed 'Fair Deal' program in a public radio address.
January 6: Several Soviet jet fighters violate Finnish airspace over Karelia before the arrival of Royal Finnish Air Force Vampires.
January 7: The Fairey Shadow night fighter enters service with the Royal Air Force.
January 8: The Dassault Ouragan enters production in France.
January 9: A gunfight between ODESSA and CIA agents in Rio de Janeiro kills six.
January 10: Proposals for the disbandment of the Cyprus Regiment are deferred indefinitely.
January 11: First recorded snowfall in Los Angeles.
January 12: Polish resistance fighters raid a Smersh prison near Lvov, freeing over one hundred captives.
January 13: The last Lewis guns are withdrawn from frontline British military service.
January 14: 87 year old Viscount Allenby arrives in Alexandria for a tour of the Middle East.
January 15: The Emperor of China orders that the walls of Peking be restored and expanded.
January 16: Reports of strange noises and inexplicable occurrences at the Palais Garnier in Paris.
January 17: A British South American Airways flight vanishes without a trace between Bermuda and Kingston, Jamaica.
January 18: ICI chemist Dr. Ranajit Ghosh discovers a new and potentially potent pesticide.
January 19: Construction begins on a naval air station at Cubi Point on Manila Bay.
January 20: Inauguration of President Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C.
January 21: Prince Richard, the Duke of Wessex, is appointed Governor-General of Newfoundland.
January 22: A party of Templars ride down and defeat a wyvern in Transjordan.
January 23: Execution of Caryll Chessman in San Quentin Prison.
January 24: The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance is formed, consisting of the Soviet Union, Poland, Romania, the Democratic People's Republic of Germany, Tartary and Mongolia.
January 25: First National Food Survey carried out in Britain.
January 26: Launching of the world's largest superliner, RMS Great Britain at John Brown's on the Clydebank by King George VI. At 1256ft long, she is the longest ship in the world and displaces over 150,000 tonnes.
January 27: Adoption of the new German constitution, which sets in place a federal parliamentary system under a constitutional monarch with a strong separation of powers. The twelve component states consist of Bavaria, Prussia, Saxony, Baden, Wurttemberg, Hanover, Rhineland, Westphalia, Hesse, Mecklenberg, Holstein and Thurungia in addition to the cities of Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Bremen and Aachen.
January 28: The first Standard Cavalier go on sale in Britain, following the reconstruction of the dismantled Volkswagen factory in Coventry.
January 29: The atomic submarine Dreadnought is laid down at Vickers shipyard in Barrow.
January 30: A coven of witches is arrested in Brussels.
January 31: Announcement of plans for the first postwar German federal elections on April 6.

February
February 1: The Women's Auxiliary Air Force is formally renamed the Women's Royal Air Force.
February 2: Prime Minister Churchill arrives in Washington for a conference with President Truman.
February 3: A communist agent attempts to assassinate the Shah of Persia, but is cut down by his Cossack bodyguards before he can fire his pistol.
February 4: Formation of the Arab League, initially consisting of the kingdoms of Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Arabia, Transjordan and Yemen with British observation.
February 5: Churchill addresses a special sitting of Congress on the situation in the Far East and Europe.
February 6: Two large aircraft carriers, Lorraine and Alsace, are laid down in Brest and Toulon.
February 7: Dom Luís Filipe, King of Portugal, arrives in Madrid for a state visit, a sign of Iberian reconciliation since the war.
February 8: Commissioning of the Royal Australian Navy's latest aircraft carrier, HMAS Sydney.
February 9: A US Marine regimental combat team arrives in Manila from Japan to assist in counter-guerilla operations against the Hukbalahap Rebellion.
February 10: Discovery of the ruins of an Olmec mountain city in Mexico.
February 11: Maiden flight of the Avro Vulcan strategic heavy bomber.
February 12: Panic strikes Quito, Ecuador after Orson Welles' historical fiction radio play 'The War of the Worlds' is broadcast. Two visiting Martians are killed in the streets by a fearful mob riot purportedly sparked by a British diplomat.
February 13: Creation of an Allied High Commission for Germany consisting of British, French, American and Canadian representatives.
February 14: Five schoolchildren expose a smuggling ring in Dorset.
February 15: A squadron of RAF Lancasters pays a high profile visit to Sweden to deter Soviet ambitions towards Finland.
February 16: Folland Aircraft is acquired by the Bristol Aviation group of companies, completing the process of consolidation of the British aircraft industry into five groups (Vickers, Armstrong-Whitworth, Hawker-Siddeley, de Havilland and Bristol).
February 17: British troops kill 14 communist terrorists in operations in Northern Malaya.
February 18: The French battleship Richelieu arrives off Indochina to provide long range support in operations against the Viet Minh.
February 19: A watermelon becomes possessed by a rogue spell in Mississippi and injures 16 in its rampage.
February 20: Launch of the aircraft carrier Irresistible at Cammell Laird.
February 21: The Soviet battlecruiser Stalingrad makes a port call at Marseilles as part of the Red Banner Northern Fleet's ongoing world cruise.
February 22: Grady the Cow, a 1600lb cow, becomes stuck in a silo in Yukon, Oklahoma. The incident attracts international attention until her rescue four days later.
February 23: A Soviet merchant ship strikes a German mine in the Skagerrak and is rescued by vessels of the Royal Danish Navy.
February 24: Crash of a Cathay Pacific C-47 at Hong Kong, killing all 23 on board.
February 25: The United States Army begins testing of military allosaurs.
February 26: An investigative mission from the Spanish Cortes Generales arrives in Spanish West Africa to examine the circumstances of the recent unrest.
February 27: The Committee of Imperial Defence estimates that in the event of war with the USSR, the Red Air Force could deploy up 12,000 planes against Western Europe and the British Isles against a projected force of 2400 frontline aircraft of RAF Fighter Command, 500 Commonwealth planes, upwards of 800 RN fighters and 3000 reserve aircraft.
February 28: Maiden flight of the Avro Ashton, a jet powered conversion of the Avro York superbomber.

March
March 1: Retirement of former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis.
March 2: Indonesian nationalist forces seize Yogyakarta from Dutch forces in a day of bitter fighting.
March 3: A force of armed paramilitary police or Bereitschaftspolizei is established in the People's Democratic Republic of Germany.
March 4: Establishment of the University of Malaya.
March 5: The firearms and weaponry correspondent for The Guardian writes that the Soviet AK-47 "...is a relatively simple gun, robust yet graceless. Suitable for shooting small game, dacoits and savages, but not for anything significant."
March 6: Unveiling of the new British Gold cattle breed at an agricultural fair in Yorkshire. At over 7 foot tall and weighing more than a ton, it is the largest breed in the world.
March 7: The French Army of the Levant is disbanded.
March 8: Australian officials conclude that reports of missionaries being boiled alive in New Guinea were baseless malversation.
March 9: Ho Chi Minh orders the establishment of an Air Force Research Committee.
March 10: First nuclear test of the Operation Ranger test series, the first to be carried out at the Nevada Test Site.
March 11: British wizards detect a strange anomaly in the South Pacific whilst testing new anti-submarine spells in New Zealand.
March 12: TASS reports that Soviet wizards have discovered a new powerful form of magical energy.
March 13: Nyarjbe Hoonk, one of the most widely known and respected dodos in the world, is knighted for his services to ornithology.
March 14: RIAF Hurricanes operating out of RAF Kota Bharu bomb and strafe communist terrorist targets in Northern Malaya.
March 15: The Swedish Cabinet formally approves secret plans for the development of atomic weapons.
March 16: Establishment of the Australian Secret Intelligence Organization.
March 17: Election of the first badger MP from the Radicals.
March 18: In a confidential memorandum, Churchill proposes that the optimal defence of Europe against the Soviet Union would require a French Army-led ground force from the Western European states supported by naval and air forces of the United States and British Empire and protected by their atomic arsenals.
March 19: Three French officials are killed in an ambush in Central Africa.
March 20: First journey of the California Zephyr train between Chicago and Oakland.
March 21: Vice-President Finch visits Canada for trade discussions.
March 22: The Britannia rocket plane begins test service with the Royal Space Force.
March 23: A company of the Royal Yugoslav Army is sent to Gorski Kotar to investigate reports of an allegedly large, friendly giant.
March 24: Nazi war criminal Hanns Albin Rauter is executed by a Dutch firing squad.
March 25: Beginning of Operation Priboi, the mass deportation of over 100,000 civilians from the Baltic States to Siberia.
March 26: First edition of The Eagle published.
March 27: An RNAS English Electric Canberra successfully tests an extended range guided version of the Hellhound anti-ship rocket.
March 28: Resignation of Secretary of Defense James Forrestal.
March 29: Hamlet wins the Academy Award for Best Picture and Laurence Olivier wins both Best Actor and Best Director.
March 30: Creation of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in Japan.
March 31: Advance elements of the Canadian 18th Brigade begin disembarkation in Singapore.

April
April 1: Establishment of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
April 2: Completion of an underground railway between London and the dwarven city of Harthorn beneath Skiddaw.
April 3: The epic motion picture The Battle of Trafalgar is released across Britain to universal acclaim.
April 4: The F-86 Sabre enters operational service with the USAF.
April 5: 77 killed in a hospital fire in Effingham, Illinois.
April 6: First postwar elections to the Reichstag result in Christian Democrats gaining 136 seats, the Social Democrats 129, the Liberals 68, the German Conservatives 43, the Communists 32, the Bavarian Party 21, the Centre Party 16 and 5 going to independent candidates. CDU leader Konrad Adenauer takes office as acting Chancellor.
April 7: Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical South Pacific opens on Broadway.
April 8: An Imperial Airways de Havilland Comet becomes the first jet airliner to cross the Atlantic Ocean, flying from London to New York.
April 9: The Manchester Mark 1 computing engine becomes operational.
April 10: President Truman authorises the deployment of the 5th Infantry Division to the Philippines to assist the Philippine Government with anti-guerrilla operations.
April 11: Several bohemian gatherings in New York are raided by the FBI as part of ongoing operations against communist sympathisers.
April 12: Production of the Centurion tank begins in India.
April 13: A zombie outbreak in Haiti is halted by airstrikes from Haitian Air Force P-47s that completely destroy the infected village.
April 14: The supercarrier USS United States is commissioned in New York.
April 15: Malayan communist guerrillas kill 6 plantation workers in a series of attacks.
April 16: Heavy rainstorms blanket Southern Iraq as part of ongoing weather magic experiments.
April 17: Two women go on trial for witchcraft in Lancaster.
April 18: Austro-Hungarian police shoot a mime in Vienna without using a silencer.
April 19: Arrival of a Hyderabad Imperial Service brigade in George Town.
April 20: The Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes arrives in Lisbon for exercises with the Portuguese Navy.
April 21: A group of schoolboys report a sighting of the Green Man on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest.
April 22: King Radama IV is crowned in Madagascar.
April 23: Completion of the Palace of the Soviets in Moscow, the largest building in the world.
April 24: Tibetan lamas meet Chinese mandarins in Hong Kong for negotiations on reducing border tensions.
April 25: The Ministry of Mines and Power publishes a Plan for Coal laying out future plans for the development of the coal mining industry in conjunction with the five major companies.
April 26: A vampire is staked in Whitby by Scotland Yard detectives after a two week hunt across London and the Midlands.
April 27: East India Company wizards test a new Mirror of Transport.
April 28: A farmer in Kent harvests a crop of 25lb potatoes and declares a distinct aversion to chips.
April 29: Assassination of former Filipino First Lady Aurora Quezon by Huk rebels in Central Luzon.
April 30: The Ministry of Space begins long term design studies on a large spaceship capable of exploring the outer reaches of the solar system.

May
May 1: Discovery of Nereid, a moon of Neptune, by the astronomer Gerard Kuiper
May 2: The F-12 Rainbow enters operational service with the USAF.
May 3: Minister of Forests Aelphius Tormallen retires after 364 years in the role, saying that he wanted to find new challenges.
May 4: A Fiat G.212 crashes at Superga outside Turin, killing all 31 onboard, including the entire Torino football team.
May 5: First meeting of the Council of Europe.
May 6: A private member's bill to prohibit vegetarianism is defeated in the House of Commons 562-188.
May 7: Konrad Adenauer is formally elected Chancellor of Germany in the first session of the Reichstag in Berlin.
May 8: The League of Nations publishes a study on world meat consumption. Australia is first with 169lb per capita, followed by New Zealand with 160lb, the USA with 156lb, Canada with 150lb and Britain with 132lb.
May 9: Rainier III becomes Prince of Monaco after the death of Louis II.
May 10: The first automated steam launderette in Britain opens on Queensway, London.
May 11: Siam officially changes its name to Thailand, although use of the former term will persist for some years in Western circles.
May 12: The British garrison at Hong Kong is reinforced by three fighter squadrons as relations between the Empire of China and the West continue to decline.
May 13: Three mysterious explosions in the Aranguayan capital of Porto Alegro kill 45 and injure over 270.
May 14: President Truman authorises the establishment of the Joint Long Range Proving Ground at Cape Canaveral.
May 15: Short Brothers begin development of an export jet bomber design for potential South American buyers.
May 16: A USAF committee on the effect of nuclear attacks on the USSR reports that a successful Strategic Air Command strike with 236 atomic bombs would inflict approximately 24 million casualties and inflict significant damage on Soviet industry, but would not decisively disrupt a Soviet ground and air offensive into Central and Western Europe.
May 17: King Sigurd II of Iceland slays a cave troll on his annual ceremonial troll hunt.
May 18: A letter of protest against British possession of the atomic bomb by a number of clergymen and academics attracts little public support and substantial opposition.
May 19: Proclamation of a separatist Chinese republican regime on Formosa with the tacit protection of the United States.
May 20: Establishment of the Armed Forces Security Agency as a means of centralizing United States military cryptologic agencies.
May 21: The Committee of Imperial Defence estimates that the Western Allies would require 50 divisions, half of them armoured or mechanised, and 7500 tactical aircraft to defeat a Soviet invasion of Germany and Austria-Hungary without the use of atomic weapons. The use of chemical and biological warfare is deemed inevitable, given the course of the previous two world wars. The aircraft carriers and strategic bombers of Britain and the United States would allow deep strikes on the Soviet Union and interdiction of supply lines in Eastern Europe.
May 22: Former Secretary of Defense James Forrestal dies after a fall from the window of his room in Bethesda Naval Hospital.
May 23: Yugoslavia orders two modern littoral battleships from Vickers and Armstrong-Whitworth.
May 24: Prime Minister Churchill announces an increase in defence spending to £5800 million to £5550 million (£2278 million RAF, £1774 million Army and £1748 million RN) in response to the international situation.
May 25: Royal Ordnance begins production of the Mark III QF 25-pounder field gun, the latest improved variant
May 26: The Imperial Chancellor of China orders the initiation of an atomic bomb programme, regards of cost.
May 27: A gentleman is briefly arrested for demonology in the City of London after an unfortunate mishearing of his order of three helpings of deviled kidneys.
May 28: Discussions between Britain and France regarding a defensive alliance once again break down due to profound differences on issues of leadership, atomic strategy, trade, Germany, Africa, Indochina and tariffs.
May 29: The Bolivian Government declares a state of siege after a week of rioting and unrest.
May 30: The AAM-A-1 Firebird enters service with USAF Air Defense Command.
May 31: Trial of Alger Hiss begins in New York City.

June
June 1: An elderly Cuban fisherman returns from an unsuccessful fishing trip with a 29ft marlin skeleton, having lost most of the fish to sharks. He later comments that due to tea deprivation, he had been dreaming about Lyons.
June 2: The Kingdom of Transjordan is renamed Jordan.
June 3: A sorcerous accident in the Urals kills 30 Soviet wizards and forces the evacuation of the area around their hilltop casting location.
June 4: The Treaty of Tripoli gives provisional self-rule to British occupied Libya with full independence to follow by 1954.
June 5: British, Imperial and Commonwealth troop strength in Malaya reaches 100,000.
June 6: Stalin proposes a Great Plan for the Transformation of Nature, calling for the planting of great shelterbelts in Central Asia, building a canal between the Caspian Sea and Black Sea and redirected the rivers of Siberia.
June 7: Development begins on a heavy calibre supervelocity anti-aircraft gun for service with the British Army.
June 8: An FBI report names a number of well known public figures as suspected communists, including Edward G. Robinson, Helen Keller and Dorothy Parker.
June 9: The Dutch battleship HNLMS Willem van Oranje bombards TNI positions around Yogyakarta.
June 10: Publication of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, a baleful and frightening novel of the future of totalitarian communism.
June 11: A Stavka report concludes that the five most pressing needs for the defence of the Soviet Union were the atomic bomb; a large fleet of heavy strategic bombers; a modern oceanic navy of aircraft carriers, battleships and submarines; long range rockets; and jet fighters for air defence.
June 12: Interpol begins investigations into reports of a vicious vampire duck in Transylvania.
June 13: Completion of the first Royale Service Aeronautique airship of the postwar era.
June 14: Formation of the State of Vietnam under Emperor Bao Dai as part of the French Empire.
June 15: Prime Minister Sir William Richardson's Conservative Party records a resounding victory in the 1949 Canadian Federal Election, winning 185 seats to the Liberal Party's 83 and 32 to Labour.
June 16: First flight of the MiG-15 jet fighter near Moscow. It is currently regarded as underpowered due to issues in developing indigenous Soviet jet engines equivalent to those in service in Britain and the United States.
June 17: The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, assumes command of the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible.
June 18: The South African Parliament passes a new Defence Act establishing peacetime conscription.
June 19: Jim Roper win the first NASCAR race at Charlotte Speedway, North Carolina.
June 20: The Central Intelligence Agency Act is passed by Congress, exempting it from publishing details of its budget, personnel and salaries.
June 21: Two suspected Nazi fugitives are caught and impaled by local militia in Montenegro.
June 22: King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family depart Portsmouth aboard HMS Hood for a 24 day voyage to Australia and New Zealand.
June 23: Soviet Navy and RN destroyers narrowly avoid colliding off Ceylon as the world cruise of the Red Banner Northern Fleet continues.
June 24: Withdrawal of the last U.S. Army combat forces from South Korea.
June 25: An RAF Vickers Valiant bomber flying out of Adelaide successfully drops an atomic bomb on a target at Maralinga, South Australia as part of the Operation Ardent nuclear test series.
June 26: The Christian Social Party wins the Belgian General Election, returning Prime Minister Gaston Eyskens to office for a second term.
June 27: Kiddicraft acquires the Danish toy company Lego.
June 28: Marshal Zhukov authorises the creation of 124 Spetsnaz companies for special duties and unconventional warfare.
June 29: The first modified Amphion class submarines HMS Astute is recommissioned into active service.
June 30: Dutch troops begin pulling back to Batavia as a ceasefire looms.

July
July 1: Establishment of Japanese National Railways.
July 2: BMW receives British and American permission to restart automobile manufacturing.
July 3: An International Authority for the Ruhr is formally established as one of the preconditions for provisional German domestic sovereignty.
July 4: The US Army unveils its latest automaton war machine, the ZX-256, in an Independence Day military parade in Washington D.C.
July 5: Air Chief Marshal Sir John Slessor is appointed Chief of the Air Staff.
July 6: A short but terrific heatwave strikes the coast of Portugal.
July 7: The Supermarine Sunburst enters service with the Royal Air Force.
July 8: Construction begins on the Miguel Alemán Dam in Oaxaca, Mexico.
July 9: Britain and Ethiopia reach an agreement on the future status of Eritrea.
July 10: An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale in the Gharm Oblast of Soviet Tajikistan triggers a series of landslides that kill over 7200 people.
July 11: The barque Pamir becomes the last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn.
July 12: A KLM Lockheed Constellation crashes near Bombay, killing all 45 on board.
July 13: Pope Pius XII announces the excommunication of communist Catholics.
July 14: Premiere of Benjamin Britten's Spring Symphony in Amsterdam.
July 15: The 29th Canadian Brigade arrives in Hong Kong escorted by the battleship HMCS Canada to reinforce the British garrison.
July 16: King George VI and the Royal Family arrive in Perth, Australia on board HMS Hood.
July 17: The prototype of the Conqueror superheavy tank is unveiled to the British press.
July 18: French Premier Charles de Gaulle visits French troops in Germany and gives a speech on their duty to protect France against a resurgence of the Nazi threat.
July 19: Official formation of the Kingdom of Laos.
July 20: Formation of the first artillery division of the Indian Army.
July 21: Free school milk is introduced in Australia.
July 22: The 32,567th and last Tiger Moth is completed at the de Havilland factory at Hatfield, bringing an end to an 18 year production run.
July 23: Israeli fishermen uncover the wreck of a Roman trireme off Ascalon.
July 24: A rare conjunction of all three moons results in a sharp increase in werewolf attacks across Eastern Europe.
July 25: Turkey and Greece break off diplomatic relations.
July 26: The United States Navy initiates a study on underwater submarine bases.
July 27: Rhodesia beats the New Zealand All Blacks 10-8 in a rugby match at Bulawayo.
July 28: The ghost of Robespierre makes its annual appearance in the Catacombs of Paris.
July 29: The first self defrosting refrigerators go on sale in the United States.
July 30: Introduction of the Uzi submachine gun to Israeli Army service.
July 31: Convair issues a formal proposal for a swept-wing B-36 with all-jet propulsion.

August
August 1: The U.S. homicide rate falls to 4.2 per 100,000 inhabitants as the brief postwar spike in crime peters out.
August 2: Oscar Wilde publishes his first prose novel since 1935, Orpheus, a lyrical fantasy based on Ancient Greek mythology.
August 3: The Avro Jetliner enters regular service with Canadian Airlines.
August 4: Italian police arrest a talking puppet for causing a public nuisance.
August 5: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes the city of Ambato, Ecuador, killing 5050.
August 6: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth met by a cheering crowd of over 300,000 in the streets of Sydney.
August 7: An RAF Gloster Meteor remains airborne for 12 hours and 3 minutes in a successful test of the limitations of air to air refueling. The pilot asks to be excused shortly after landing.
August 8: The Swedish monitor HMS Barsark is recommissioned after a two year refit.
August 9: Lieutenant J. L. Fruin, USN, becomes the first American pilot to use an ejector seat after a malfunction aboard his F2H-1 Banshee.
August 10: Filming of an American war comedy begins onboard HMS Habbakuk, laid up in reserve in Northern Canada.
August 11: Giovanni Gambi completes the first Naples to Capri swim.
August 12: Agreement is reached on the contents of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
August 13: Military officers in Syria stage a coup, placing the Premier and cabinet under house arrest and occupying key points in Damascus. King Zeid and the royal family elude their grasp, fleeing in his personal airship to Tartus.
August 14: The Austro-Hungarian Army receives its first Super Crusader tanks.
August 15: Five pirates are hanged from the yardarm of the RN frigate HMS Pansy in the South China Sea.
August 16: Invention of rainbow pie by the renowned halfling cook Michael Bunce.
August 17: The Soviet propaganda film Pobeda! is released by Mosfilm. The expansive epic is directed by Sergei Eisenstein and features the story of Alexei Ivanov, a loyal factory worker and Red Army soldier and his beloved, Natasha during the Great Patriotic War. Mikheil Gelovani plays the starring role of Joseph Stalin, the true master of the war, father of his people and leading genius of the world. The debut screening is met with a ten minute standing ovation; the first individual to stop is later located by the NKVD, politely counselled for his disturbing lack of enthusiasm and shoots himself forty seven times in profound shame.
August 18: Mungo MacNeill, the finest fool in England, is appointed Royal Jester to King George VI.
August 19: A large wildfire begins in the Landes Forest in France after an arcane experiment goes awry.
August 20: Field Marshal Sir William Slim is appointed Chief of the Imperial General Staff.
August 21: The first Gongchen tanks, derived from the Japanese Type 5 Chi Ri, enter service with the Imperial Chinese Army.
August 22: A massive earthquake strikes the Queen Charlotte Islands off the west coast of Canada. It is the largest tremor since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake, reaching 8.1 on the Richter scale.
August 23: Gilberte Cygne is thrown out of a Combray cafe after staring at his madeleine in melancholic reverie for more than the maximum allowed period.
August 24: Reopening of Old Trafford after repairs from German bomb damage.
August 25: The famed author Sir Robert Louis Stevenson dies on his estate in Valima, Samoa, aged 98.
August 26: A Spanish Army patrol in Catalonia is ambushed and wiped out, marking the beginning of the Catalonian Affair.
August 27: Selendrinicus Le Fane becomes the first dragon to host a television programme on the debut of the BBC game show Tree of Knowledge.
August 28: The last six surviving veterans of the American Civil War meet in Indianapolis.
August 29: First meeting of the Council of Europe.
August 30: An attempt to steal the Staff of Merlin from the Tower of London is foiled by two Yeomen of the Guard, who swiftly cut down the wretched thieves with their partisans.
August 31: The Royal Navy initiates a secret programme for the use of new X-craft to penetrate Soviet harbours with atomic sea mines.

September
September 1: Skypirates attack a passenger liner in the Indian Ocean and disappear despite intense RN search operations.
September 2: Fires rage through the waterfront of Chungking, killing thousands.
September 3: A French convoy is wiped out by Viet Minh on Route Colonial 4 while moving to Cao Bằng.
September 4: Impounded financial assets of Nazi Germany are released by the Allies to the new German government.
September 5: President Truman meets with Premier de Gaulle in Washington D.C. and agrees to supply
September 6: Howard Unruh kills thirteen of his neighbours in Camden, New Jersey before being killed by police.
September 7: Establishment of the Deutsche Bundesbahn in Germany.
September 8: Beginning of Exercise Valiant, the largest peacetime exercise of the British Armed Forces to date, involving 375,000 Regular, Reserve and Territorial Army personnel in a test of mobilisation capacity. Two field armies of three corps each will engaged in maneuvers across the British Isles, the Low Countries and Germany.
September 9: A bomb destroys a Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-3, killing all on board. Albert Guay and two accomplices are apprehended and hanged in March 1950.
September 10: Edwin Alonzo Boyd robs the North York branch of the Bank of Montreal, the first of half a dozen such crimes before he is caught, tried and sentenced to death in 1951.
September 11: A confidence artist is sentenced to four days in the pillory followed by twelve years hard labour by a Liverpool court for defrauding elderly widows.
September 12: Exercise Valiant comes to an end with General Sir Charles Keightley's Gold Force narrowly defeated by General Sir Miles Dempsey's Silver Force.
September 13: The Soviet Union vetoes League of Nations membership for Italy and Jordan.
September 14: Several dozen people across London report seeing a flying boy hurtling through the evening sky.
September 15: The Housing Act of 1949 is passed by the U.S. Congress.
September 16: Carol Reed's The Third Man, based loosely on actual events in Vienna in 1947, wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at the Cannes Film Festival.
September 17: The Canadian steamer SS Noronic is destroyed by fire in Toronto Harbour, killing 118.
September 18: Britain, Australia and Canada begin joint development of an anti-tank guided weapon.
September 19: RAF Avro Lancasters strike communist terrorist targets in Central Malaya in the first use of heavy bombers in the Malayan Emergency.
September 20: The M-46 130mm field gun enters service with the Red Army.
September 21: Clashes occur between Argentine and Prydainian border guards.
September 22: Argentina expels the Prydainian ambassador, leading to alarm at a potential conflict.
September 23: Field Marshal Sir Joseph Trumpeldor retires as Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army.
September 24: The 2nd Battalion of the London Regiment arrives in Prydain by skyship.
September 25: An RAF squadron of Avro York strategic bombers land in Caerleon after a non-stop flight from RAF Marham to dissuade any Argentine moves against Prydain.
September 26: A massive eruption of Popocatépetl forces Mexican sorcerers to defend Mexico City with the Corus of La Espero.
September 27: Fishermen in Maine land a six foot long lobster, ignoring its panicked whooping and pathetic pleas for release.
September 28: To mark the 25th anniversary of the first round the world flight, four USAF B-36s take off from Carswell AFB on an aerial circumnavigation of their own.
September 29: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, Tokyo Rose, is found guilty of treason in Washington D.C and sentenced to death.
September 30: The aircraft carrier HMS Unicorn, the battleship HMSAS South Africa and six destroyers anchor off Stanley on the Falkland Islands, having steamed at full speed from Simonstown.

October
October 1: Three wizards are mysteriously killed in a single night in Chicago in the first spasm of what will later be called 'The Magician Murders'.
October 2: Argentina agrees to a resumption of normal diplomatic relations with Prydain.
October 3: The Royal Space Force destroys a Space Nazi spaceship off Vulcan.
October 4: Field Marshal Lord Rawlinson, victor of the Somme and Amiens in the Great War, dies in London aged 85.
October 5: Beginning of the Romanian Subversion,infiltrating Anglo-American operatives along the Black Sea coast.
October 6: The Mutual Defense Assistance Act is passed by Congress.
October 7: Invention of the Currywurst, ostensibly by British soldiers in Berlin.
October 8: French Army daily wine rations are increased by 50%, a move that is universally welcomed.
October 9: The New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-1 in the World Series.
October 10: Royal Australian Navy Hawker Sea Furies bomb communist terrorist targets in Malaya, killing 20.
October 11: German Field Marshals Erich von Manstein, Erwin Rommel and Gerd von Rundstedy are released from British custody.
October 12: Sir John Boyd Orr wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on nutrition.
October 13: Large floods strike Guatemala.
October 14: In what the press have dubbed the Foley Square trial, all eleven Communist defendants are found guilty of violating the Smith Act and sentenced to lengthy terms of imprisonment.
October 15: Marquis Tan Sitong is appointed the new ambassador of the Empire of China to the United States.
October 16: The rebuilt House of Commons reopens after repairs to wartime damage.
October 17: Conclusion of Billy Graham's first crusade in Los Angeles; over 360,000 have attended since September 25.
October 18: General Guy Simonds is appointed as Chief of the General Staff of the Canadian Army, having served as Military Governor of the Canadian Zone of Occupation since 1945.
October 19: Supporters of Leon Trotsky make notable gains in Brazilian local elections.
October 20: The village of Corby is designated as the first New Town in central England.
October 21: Stalin launches an attack against Soviet Jews, branding them as tools of the Western imperialists.
October 22: Conclusion of the Dutch–Indonesian Round Table Conference in The Hague; agreement is reached for the Netherlands to recognise the sovereignty of a federal United States of Indonesia over the majority of the Dutch East Indies, with the Moluccas to remain as a Dutch protectorate for the immediate future.
October 23: Deaths in the British coal mining industry reach a record low.
October 24: The superliner RMS Oceanic returns to service with the White Star Line after a two year refit.
October 25: Discovery of the silver truffle.
October 26: President Truman increases the hourly minimum wage to 75 cents an hour.
October 27: The US Joint Chiefs of Staff report that the Empire of China could potentially field an army of up to 16 million men in the event of a major war, but only has the capacity to arm half of those until 1954.
October 28: An Air France Lockheed Constellation crashes in the Azores, killing all 48 on board.
October 29: The former King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III, dies in Alexandria aged 79, having abdicated in 1945 in favour of his son Umberto II.
October 30: Britain and France reach a provisional agreement on British cooperation with French operations in the Indochina War.
October 31: CIA agents successfully make contact with anti-Soviet insurgents in the Western Ukraine.

November
November 1: An Eastern Airlines Douglas C-54 collides with a P-38 Lightning over National Airport in Washington, killing all 55 people onboard both aircraft.
November 2: The Parliament of the Netherlands officially endorses the recommendations of the Round Table Conference.
November 3: A fish-like creature attacks a party of geologists and ichthyologists in the Amazon.
November 4: Cwmbran is designated as the first New Town in Wales.
November 5: Napoleon IV, Bonapartist pretender to the throne of France, dies in Lyons aged 93.
November 6: The captured German superheavy railway gun Schwerer Gustav goes on display at the US Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen, Maryland.
November 7: King Farouk dismisses the Egyptian Parliament.
November 8: Hearings at the House Committee on Un-American Affairs see heavy criticism levelled at Hollywood production of pro-Soviet propaganda pictures during the Second World War, particularly Mission to Moscow.
November 9: Costa Rica adopts a new constitution.
November 10: A meeting of the Politburo concurs unanimously with Stalin's view that the Soviet Union will not be in any position to undertake offensive military operations against the imperialist powers for the next 10 years.
November 11: Solemn Armistice Day commemorations occur across the British Empire and France.
November 12: President Truman announces a doctrine whereby the United States will provide financial and material support for free nations that are faced with subversion by external forces to allow them to help themselves.
November 13: Thirteen French diplomats are declared persona non gratae by the Soviet government for alleged espionage related activities.
November 14: A band of Greek rebels in Macedonia lay down their arms when they see that the Varangian Guard has been deployed against them.
November 15: USAF Chief of Staff Hoyt S. Vandenburg recommends significant strengthening of the air defences of the Continental United States to counteract suspected Soviet improvements in strategic airpower.
November 16: Twenty Soviet diplomats are expelled from France amid Communist inspired rioting in the streets of Paris.
November 17: Strategic Air Command temporarily grounds its B-29 fleet after a series of recent crashes.
November 18: Jackie Robinson wins the National League MVP Award.
November 19: Coronation of Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
November 20: Beginning of regular Imperial Airways transatlantic Brabazon services.
November 21: A large auto-da-fé is held in Saragossa after the trial of three Nazi war criminals.
November 22: Vessels of the Red Banner Northern Fleet returns home from its extensive world cruise and are hailed for their achievements by Soviet propaganda.
November 23: A young Norfolk schoolboy falls down a long-concealed hole in the ground and discovers a fabulous Viking treasure hoard.
November 24: The Russian-American Cultural Association ceases operations.
November 25: A comic song entitled Rudolph, the Rednosed Reindeer enters the American popular music charts. Spokeselves for Father Christmas indicate that he is in talks with well-known law firm Alspeth, Noosekeeper, Balroch & Spong regarding the scurillous ditty.
November 26: Introduction of the twin turboprop Fairey Gannet anti-submarine carrier aircraft into Royal Navy service.
November 27: Testing of a prototype self propelled 6" autoloading gun-howitzer begins on Salisbury Plain.
November 28: Stalin authorises the publication of a new edition of Falsifiers of History, a polemic declaiming the notion of Nazi-Soviet cooperation.
November 29: Death of the Dowager Empress of Mexico, María Josepha Sophia de Iturbide, at the age of 77, in Mexico City.
November 30: A proposal to deregulate the sale of magic brooms and other arcane flying devices is firmly declined by the Ministry of Magic.

December
December 1: The B-49 enters service with the United States Air Force.
December 2: Emperor Haile Selassie arrives in Britain for a state visit.
December 3: A great windstorm in Northern Italy kills 142.
December 4: USS Chicago destroys a great kraken near Midway in an epic running battle that lasts 17 hours.
December 5: Discovery of the bones of St. Peter in the Vatican catacombs.
December 6: Release of Mightier Yet, a Ministry of Information documentary on the postwar Royal Navy.
December 7: Two giants are caught trying to impersonate a windmill in Andalusia.
December 8: The Royal Canadian Air Force announces that it has ordered an initial 24 Vickers Valiant strategic bombers.
December 9: Muroc Airfield is renamed Edwards Air Force Base in honor of the late Glen Edwards.
December 10: Sir Godfrey Huggins is reelected Prime Minister of Rhodesia for the seventh time.
December 11: An armed robbery in Tokyo is foiled by British Army Royal Ninjas.
December 12: The King of Argentina expresses regret for the recent ungentlemanly acts along the Prydain border while taking tea with the British Ambassador.
December 13: Robert Schumann resigns as Foreign Minister of France after failing to resolve ongoing policy disputes regarding the treatment of Germany with Premier de Gaulle.
December 14: Rondane National Park is established as the first national park in Norway.
December 15: An atomic submarine is laid down in the United States.
December 16: Sukarno is elected President of the United States of Indonesia.
December 17: 24 Nazi war criminals are hanged at Landsberg Prison.
December 18: The Swedish aircraft carrier HMS Ornen is decommissioned.
December 19: A battalion of the Coldstream Guards engages communist terrorists in Malaya in a major battle. 6 Guards are killed and 25 wounded in exchange for over 300 enemy casualties.
December 20: The United States and the Republic of Formosa sign a defensive treaty.
December 21: RNZN destroyers operating off the coast of Malaya detect an unidentified submarine, which later disappears into Indonesian territorial waters.
December 22: British economic growth in the last quarter of the year reaches 2.4%.
December 23: HMS Monarch and HMS Iron Duke arrive in the Plate Estuary on a goodwill visit.
December 24: A huge Christmas tree gifted to the British people by the people of Norway is erected in Trafalgar Square for the third year in a row.
December 25: King George VI addresses Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth on the BBC, expressing his hopes for peace, prosperity and the advancement of civilization.
December 26: The Ministry of Magic announces that an elephant sized mouse has been successfully bred; the mouse sized elephant has disappeared into a skirting board.
December 27: Indonesian independence is formally acknowledged by the League of Nations.
December 28: The United States Air Force begins a secret investigation into UFO reports.
December 29: Discussions begin in Stockholm between Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic and Swedish delegates regarding a Scandinavian Defence Union.
December 30: Strategic Air Command's aircraft inventory consists of 1248 bombers, 879 of which are capable of deploying atomic weapons.
December 31: For the first full year since records have been kept, no Negroes were lynched in the United States.


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I imagine St Valentines Day was celebrated with lashings of Ginger beer.

Is Prydain in the same place as Patagonia then?

Re Dec 31st - about bloody time!


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I'm glad someone caught the bit about the Five. There was most certainly a jolly good time afterwards.

Prydain is Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, with the name being an indicator as to the origins of the initial wave of colonists. It does make for a quieter life for the Falklands in the future, in addition to a rather different Argentina.

1949 was the first year historically and I didn't want to have every problem or negative aspect of society neatly solved in the manner of a more artificial world. However, there are potential drivers for it happening earlier, such as the existence of other intelligent and semi-intelligent humanoid species. I'm not fully committed to it yet.


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