A B-50 Superfortress plane, Lucky Lady 11 made the first round the world non-stop flight from Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, TX, on February 26, 1949, piloted by U.S. Captain James Gallagher. Continue reading
On November 8th, 1949, some 40,000 endangered Jews in Yemen were airlifted to Israel. The event was called Operation Magic Carpet.
The University of the West Indies, is a modern university in the Caribbean, founded in Jamaica in 1949. Continue reading
He was born as Hideki Ogawa in Tokyo and grew up in Kyoto with two older brothers, two older sisters, and two younger brothers. Continue reading
German V-2 captured by American forces during World War II, Studied by a team of German and American scientists under Dr. Wernher von Braun. Continue reading
One year before the USA, Canada started a racial integration into professional baseball, which up to 1946 had always been a white man's sport. Continue reading
First Asian presented the Nobel Prize in Physics was in 1949
In 1949 there was a discovery of a Farmers' Almanac in the Sumerian city of Nippur (modern day Niffer, Iraq). Continue reading