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The following events occurred in September 1949:

September 1, 1949 (Thursday)Edit

September 2, 1949 (Friday)Edit

  • A fire swept through Chongqing, China that killed 1,700 people and gutted upwards of 10,000 homes by the time it burned out eighteen hours later. The fire, which originated in the city's slum district, was mysterious in origin although the Nationalists quickly rounded up suspected Communists and would eventually execute one for arson.[1]
  • General Douglas MacArthur issued a 3,000-word statement declaring that four years of "fully and faithfully" complying with Allied occupation had merited Japan the right to a peace treaty.[2]
  • The 3rd Cannes Film Festival opened.
  • The film noir The Third Man starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard premiered at the Plaza Theatre in London.[3]
  • The film noir White Heat starring James Cagney premiered in New York City.[4]

September 3, 1949 (Saturday)Edit

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September 5, 1949 (Monday)Edit

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September 9, 1949 (Friday)Edit

September 10, 1949 (Saturday)Edit

September 11, 1949 (Sunday)Edit

  • Greek War Minister Panagiotis Kanellopoulos threatened to strike Albania and other Communist neighbors if they continued to serve as bases for Greek guerilla forces.[17]
  • As the Soviet Union celebrated "Tank Day", an editorial by Semyon Bogdanov in Pravda claimed that the Russians had invented the first tank in May 1915, a year and a half before the British first fielded them.[18]
  • Died: Henri Rabaud, 75, French conductor and composer

September 12, 1949 (Monday)Edit

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September 14, 1949 (Wednesday)Edit

September 15, 1949 (Thursday)Edit

September 16, 1949 (Friday)Edit

September 17, 1949 (Saturday)Edit

September 18, 1949 (Sunday)Edit

September 19, 1949 (Monday)Edit

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September 21, 1949 (Wednesday)Edit

September 22, 1949 (Thursday)Edit

September 23, 1949 (Friday)Edit

  • President Truman issued a terse statement announcing that the US government had "evidence that within recent weeks an atomic explosion occurred in the U.S.S.R."[31]
  • Born: Bruce Springsteen, singer and songwriter, in Long Branch, New Jersey

September 24, 1949 (Saturday)Edit

September 25, 1949 (Sunday)Edit

  • Moscow radio broadcast a statement by TASS acknowledging for the first time that the USSR had an atomic weapon. The statement added that "despite the existence in this country of an atomic weapon, this country adopts and intends to adopt in the future its former position in favor of prohibition of the atomic weapon."[34]
  • During the early hours of the morning at the El Morocco nightclub in Manhattan, actor Humphrey Bogart allegedly shoved a woman to the floor for trying to snatch a 3-foot high stuffed toy panda bear that he had bought for his son. Bogart later told the press that he had merely wrestled the panda back from the woman and that while she may have fallen down, "she looked as if she'd been drinking too many Coca-Colas."[35][36] An assault charge against Bogart was later dismissed.[37]
  • Born: Pedro Almodóvar, filmmaker, in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain

September 26, 1949 (Monday)Edit

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September 29, 1949 (Thursday)Edit

September 30, 1949 (Friday)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nash, Jay Robert (1976). Darkest Hours. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 117. ISBN 9781590775264.
  2. ^ Parrott, Lindesay (September 2, 1949). "Japan Merits Peace Treaty, MacArthur Says in Tribute". The New York Times: 1.
  3. ^ Drazin, Charles (May 22, 2007). "Behind The Third Man". Criterion. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "White Heat". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Durdin, Tillman (September 4, 1949). "China's Reds Take Base in Northwest". The New York Times: 1.
  6. ^ Graham, Frederick (September 4, 1949). "DeBona Wins Bendix Trophy Race; 470 M.P.H. Sets Air Meet Record". The New York Times: 1.
  7. ^ "48 Hurt In Clashes At Robeson Rally; Buses Are Stoned". The New York Times: 1, 3. September 5, 1949.
  8. ^ "Abdullah Greeted On Visit To Spain". The New York Times: 11. September 5, 1949.
  9. ^ "Japanese Admiral Acquitted". The New York Times: 14. September 6, 1949.
  10. ^ Raymond, Jack (September 8, 1949). "Germans Open Parliament, Demand End to Dismantling". The New York Times: 1.
  11. ^ "Colombian Deputy Killed In Congress Gun Battle". The New York Times: 3. September 9, 1949.
  12. ^ "Toronto Subway". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Books Published Today". The New York Times: 27. September 8, 1949.
  14. ^ "September 09, 1949". PlaneCrashInfo. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  15. ^ Blair, William M. (September 10, 1949). "Rail Strike Ties Up 7,200-Mile System Of Missouri Pacific". The New York Times: 1.
  16. ^ "Hungary Charges Plot to U. S., Tito". The New York Times: 14. September 11, 1949.
  17. ^ "Greece Warns It May Strike At Neighbors". The Washington Post: 1. September 12, 1949.
  18. ^ "Tank Invented by Russians, Says Pravda". Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago: Part 3, p. 1. September 12, 1949.
  19. ^ "Deranged Jewish Youth Threatens Israel Parliament". The Washington Post: 1. September 13, 1949.
  20. ^ Rosenthal, A. M. (September 14, 1949). "7 Russian Vetoes Cast In Half Hour". The New York Times: 12.
  21. ^ "Romanian Invasion Plot Is Charged Against Tito". Toledo Blade. Toledo, Ohio: 2. September 14, 1949.
  22. ^ Egan, Leo (September 15, 1949). "Governor Orders Grand Jury Study Of Robeson Rioting". The New York Times: 1.
  23. ^ "Georgia Court Backs Anti-Negro Vote Law". The New York Times: 15. September 17, 1949.
  24. ^ Gallup, George (September 17, 1949). "Bob Hope Rated Favorite Comedian; Berle Second on His TV Popularity". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky: 14.
  25. ^ Daniell, Raymond (September 19, 1949). "Britain Cuts Pound 30% To $2.80 To Spur Exports To Dollar Area; 8 Sterling Nations Follow Suit". The New York Times: 1.
  26. ^ Horne, Louther S. (September 19, 1949). "Chicago ITU Ends 22-Month Strike". The New York Times: 14.
  27. ^ "Canadian Dollar Cut 10%; Franc Minimum 350 To $1; 19 Currencies Now Lower". The New York Times: 1. September 20, 1949.
  28. ^ Hamilton, Thomas J. (September 21, 1949). "Romulo Is Elected U.N. Assembly Head At Opening Meeting". The New York Times: 1, 6.
  29. ^ Sullivan, Walter (September 22, 1949). "Communist Regime Set Up For China". The New York Times: 1.
  30. ^ "Truman Appoints Marshall President of the Red Cross". The New York Times: 1. September 23, 1949.
  31. ^ "Atom Blast In Russia Disclosed; Truman Again Asks U.N. Control; Vishinsky Proposes A Peace Pact". The New York Times: 1. September 24, 1949.
  32. ^ "Hungarians Doom Rajk In Spy Trial; Tito Charges Plot". The New York Times: 1. September 25, 1949.
  33. ^ "Quebec Husband Held In Air Blast". The New York Times: 60. September 25, 1949.
  34. ^ "Soviet Union Has 'Atomic Weapon,' Moscow Says as to U. S. Statement". The New York Times: 1. September 25, 1949.
  35. ^ "Humphrey Bogart". CineCollage Biographies. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  36. ^ "Bogey Belittles 'Battle' in Bar With Beauty Over Panda". The Washington Post: 1, 10. September 29, 1949.
  37. ^ "Bogart Case Dismissed". The New York Times: 15. October 1, 1949.
  38. ^ "1949-48". PlaneCrashInfo. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  39. ^ a b "Books Published Today". The New York Times: 26. September 26, 1949.
  40. ^ Harry, Levin (September 25, 1949). "The Timeless Old Soldier". The New York Times: Section 7, p.3, 33.
  41. ^ "Russia Signs Pact To Return 30 Ships". The New York Times: 5. September 28, 1949.
  42. ^ "Drys Defeat Repeal In Oklahoma, Rural Vote Topping City Wets". The New York Times: 1. September 28, 1949.
  43. ^ "Batting Streak Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  44. ^ "London and Prague Sign 5-Year Trade Pact; Czechs Also Will Play Off Big Part of Debt". The New York Times: 6. September 29, 1949.
  45. ^ "Find Tokyo Rose A Traitor". Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago: 1. September 30, 1949.
  46. ^ "Russia Ends Pact With Yugoslavia; Envoys Sole Link". The New York Times: 1. September 30, 1949.
  47. ^ "Royal Family at Marriage of Earl of Harewood". The Canberra Times: 4. September 30, 1949.
  48. ^ McLaughlin, Kathleen (October 1, 1949). "Berlin Lift Ends In 277,264th Flight". The New York Times: 7.
  49. ^ Sullivan, Walter (October 1, 1949). "Mao Heads Peiping Regime; Program Supports Moscow". The New York Times: 1.