Old newspapers really are a wonderful source when we're looking for 'relative' recent history (doncha love puns?)
Congress adopted and President Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which allocated more than $5 billion in aid for 16 European countries
The 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US.
Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, was arrested in Birmingham Alabama for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes."
The 200-inch reflecting telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.
The "Texaco Star Theater" made its debut on NBC-TV with Milton Berle hosting the first program.
Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record in New York.
New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey nominated for president.
The Berlin Airlift began in earnest as the United States, Britain and France started ferrying supplies to the isolated western sector of Berlin.
New York International Airport at Idlewild, later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport, was officially opened.
Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury), was born.
Whittaker Chambers, an editor for Time Magazine and a former Communist, told a hearing of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that he was a courier of stolen government documents in a Communist espionage operation during the 1930s, some of which were supplied by Alger Hiss.
Julia Child enrolled in the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris.