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Headlines From 1946 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1946 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1946 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1946 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1946 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1946 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1946 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1946 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1946 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1946 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1946 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
10th January 1946 The first meeting of the United Nations is held in London.
14th February 1946The Bank of England is nationalised.
15th March 1946Clement Attlee promises independence to India, as soon as they can agree on a constitution.
7th May 1946Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, later renamed Sony, is founded with approximately twenty employees.
20th May 1946The House of Commons decides to nationalise mines.
14th June 1946John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (b. 1888) dies following a stroke. The Australian Television Awards are named “The Logies” in his honour.
4th July 1946The Philippines achieve full independence following over 381 years of Western dominance.
4th August 1946A devastating earthquake hits the northern Dominican Republic, measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale of magnitude. One hundred people are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
19th August 1946Violence between Muslims and Hindus leaves 3,000 people dead in Calcutta.
1st October 1946‘Mensa International’ is founded by British scientist and lawyer, Dr Lancelot Ware. It is an organisation for people with exceptionally high intelligence quotients.
15th October 1946Nuremberg Trials: Hermann Göring, founder of the Gestapo and a recently convicted Nazi war criminal, poisons himself hours before his scheduled execution.
16th October 1946Nazi War criminals convicted in the Nuremberg Trials are executed by hanging in a gymnasium in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.
10th November 1946The Slimbridge Wetland Reserve opens in England.
17th November 1946Eight British servicemen are killed in Jerusalem by Jewish nationalists.
11th December 1946The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF ) is founded.
26th December 1946David Lean's “Great Expectations“, based on the Charles Dickens novel, is released to great acclaim in England. The film features John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness, Francis L. Sullivan, Jean Simmons and Finlay Currie.
31st December 1946President Harry Truman delivers Proclamation 2714, which officially ends hostilities in the Second World War.
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A Newspaper From 1946

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).