Calendar of events
July 1945August 1945September 1945October 1945November 1945December 1945January 1946February 1946March 1946April 1946May 1946June 1946July 1946August 1946September 1946October 1946November 1946December 1946January 1947February 1947
Stalin Receives Secret Strategy File From London
Execution of Nazi War Criminals
Suicide of Hermann Göring
US Lifts Meat Price Controls
On 14 October 1946, US President Harry S. Truman decided to lift price controls on meat in the United States. In the autumn of 1946, Americans faced a shortage of this vital product. On that day, Truman outlined the situation in a radio address at 9 p.m. ET and then announced to his listeners:
France Adopts Constitution of the Fourth Republic
On 13 October 1946, the French people approved the Constitution of the Fourth Republic in a referendum with 9,297,351 votes to 8,165,744 in favour. The first draft was rejected by referendum on 5 May 1946.
Article 3 of Directive No 38 Comes Into Force in Soviet Occupation Zone
On 12 October 1946, Article 3 of Control Council Directive No 38 "The Arrest and Punishment of War Criminals, Nazis, and Militarists and the Internment, Control, and Surveillance of Potentially Dangerous Germans" came into effect in the Soviet occupation zone of Germany.
Tage Erlander Becomes Swedish Prime Minister
On 11 October 1946, Tage Erlander became prime minister of Sweden. He took over after the death of Per Albin Hanssen, president of the Swedish Social Democratic Workers' Party.
Alaska Votes to Become 49th State of the United States
On 8 October 1946, a referendum was held in Alaska, with 9,630 votes to 6,822 in favour of Alaska becoming the 49th state of the United States.
Japan’s House of Representatives Adopts Post-War Constitution
US Senator Taft opposes the Results of the Nuremberg Tribunal
Harry Truman Approves Immigration of 100,000 Jews to Palestine
Deadly Plane Crash Claims 39 Lives
First-Ever Soap Opera Broadcast
IMT Sets Date for Execution of Sentenced Criminals