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Original Newspaper Gift from 1947

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. The Newspaper Gift offers 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.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1947

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1947:

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).