World Events

Posted in 1947

  • Dr Evatt at United Nations Organisation, New York, as Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Palestinian QuestionChuck Yeager flying an American aircraft breaks the sound barrier.
  • UN proposes the partition of Palestine between Arabs and Jews: Arabs reject the proposals.
  • British India gains independence: partitioned to form India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim); Burma becomes independent.
  • Dead Sea Scrolls - part of the library of the Qumran sect - are found in Palestine.
  • GATT (The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trades) is formally launched.
  • Under the Marshall Plan, USA provides $17 billion in aid for the economic rehabilitation of war-torn Europe. It is turned down by the USSR and the Eastern Bloc countries.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank is published.