Wednesday 17 April 1946
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include J R and Clare Francis.
Make Mine Music, directed by Bob Cormack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- J R: Baines; professor (Egyptologist).
- Clare Francis: British yachtswoman who first gained fame for competing in some of the world's toughest boat races.
- Hannah Nydahl: Danish buddhist teacher of kagyu tradition, wife of Ole Nydahl.
- Henry Kelly: Irish radio and television host.
- Syria declares independence from French administration
- Syria obtains its Independence from the French occupation.
- Syria's independence from France is officially recognized.
- The inaugural session of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) occurs.
- The United States recognizes Josip Broz Tito's government in Yugoslavia.
- The League of Nations, in its last meeting, transfers its mission to the United Nations and disbands itself.
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