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Headlines From 1947 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 1947 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1947 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 1947 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1947 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 1947 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 1947 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 1947 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1947 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1947 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1947 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
1st January 1947British coal mines are nationalised.
25th January 1947Al Capone, American gangster (b. 1899) dies of syphilis.
10th February 1947The Paris peace treaties are signed between the Second World War Allies and Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Finland. In the process, Italy cedes most of Istria to Yugoslavia.
25th February 1947The state of Prussia ceases to exist due to the Western Allies’ belief that Prussia is synonymous with authoritarianism and militarism.
14th March 1947The River Thames bursts its banks.
18th April 1947The Royal Navy detonates 6,800 tonnes of explosives in a concerted attempt to destroy the small island of Heligoland in Germany. This creates the biggest non-nuclear explosion to date.
10th July 1947Princess Elizabeth announces her engagement to Philip Mountbatten.
11th July 1947The ‘Exodus’ ship leaves France for Palestine, carrying 4,500 Jewish Holocaust survivor refugees.
26th July 1947U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, creating the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defence, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.
29th July 1947ENIAC, one of the world's first digital computers, is turned on after a memory upgrade. It had been shut-off for nearly one year and remains in continuous operation until 2nd October, 1955.
4th August 1947Betty Moore sails in her first Cowes Week. She is awarded the Skandia Cowes Week Ladies Day Trophy fifty-nine years later, after sailing her ’Why’ Solent Sunbeam for sixty consecutive regattas.
15th August 1947Following 150 years of British colonial rule, India gains independence from the British Empire and splits from Pakistan. Rajendra Prasad becomes the first President of India and JawaharlalNehru takes office as the first Prime Minister.
24th August 1947The first ever Edinburgh International Festival is held, with a post-war mission to 'provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit’.
20th November 1947 Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI, marries the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey.
14th December 1947Stanley Baldwin, former Prime Minister (b. 1867) dies.
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A Newspaper From 1947

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