1949

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1940s –  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years: 1946 1947 194819491950 1951 1952
1949 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1949
MCMXLIX
Ab urbe condita 2702
Armenian calendar 1398
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Assyrian calendar 6699
Bahá'í calendar 105–106
Balinese saka calendar 1870–1871
Bengali calendar 1356
Berber calendar 2899
British Regnal year 13 Geo. 6 – 14 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2493
Burmese calendar 1311
Byzantine calendar 7457–7458
Chinese calendar 戊子(Earth Rat)
4645 or 4585
    — to —
己丑年 (Earth Ox)
4646 or 4586
Coptic calendar 1665–1666
Discordian calendar 3115
Ethiopian calendar 1941–1942
Hebrew calendar 5709–5710
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2005–2006
 - Shaka Samvat 1870–1871
 - Kali Yuga 5049–5050
Holocene calendar 11949
Igbo calendar 949–950
Iranian calendar 1327–1328
Islamic calendar 1368–1369
Japanese calendar Shōwa 24
(昭和24年)
Javanese calendar 1880–1881
Juche calendar 38
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4282
Minguo calendar ROC 38
民國38年
Nanakshahi calendar 481
Thai solar calendar 2492
Tibetan calendar 阳土鼠年
(male Earth-Rat)
2075 or 1694 or 922
    — to —
阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
2076 or 1695 or 923

1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (dominical letter B) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1949th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 949th year of the 2nd millennium, the 49th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1940s decade.

Events

January

January 17: Beetle in U.S.

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Soviets detonate their first nuclear weapon.

September

October

October 1: People's Republic of China is founded.

November

Dec. 16: Sukarno, first President of Indonesia

December

Date unknown

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  • The Currywurst is invented in Berlin.
  • The Malta Labour Party is founded.
  • The Vatican announces that bones uncovered in its subterranean catacombs could be those of the apostle Peter; 19 years later, Pope Paul VI announces confirmation that the bones belong to this first Pope.[6]
  • The first 20 mm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun prototypes are completed.
  • 1949 was the first year in which no African-American was reported lynched in the USA.[7]
  • Joseph Stalin launches a savage attack on Soviet Jews, accusing them of being pro-Western and antisocialist.
  • Samuel Putnam publishes his new translation of Don Quixote, the first in contemporary English. It is instantly acclaimed and, in 2008, is still in print.
  • Fernand Braudel's La Méditerranée et le Monde Méditerranéen à l'Epoque de Philippe II is published.


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  • Date Unknown

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Nobel Prizes

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References

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  3. Mitton, Simon (2005). Fred Hoyle: a Life in Science. Aurum Press. p. 127. ISBN 1-85410-961-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Pioneer computer to be rebuilt". Cam. 62: 5. 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Address given by Winston Churchill (London, 28 November 1949)". european navigator The first digital library on the history of Europe. 28 November 1949. Retrieved 2009-08-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Year by Year 1949" – History Channel International.
  7. From Harding to Hiroshima by Barrington Boardman (1988), p. 14. ISBN 0-934878-94-3