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Notable Historical Events in 1947 on the 8th

1947Gen George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State

1947A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

Historical Events in 1947 on the 8th
Date Event
Jan 8
Gen George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State 
Jan 8
Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game 
Feb 8
Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51) 
Feb 8
KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Apr 8
Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed 
May 8
A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon 
Jul 8
14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago 
Jul 8
Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC 
Jul 8
Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico. 
Aug 8
Pakistan's National Flag is approved. 
Sep 8
British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis 
Nov 8
Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria 
Dec 8
"Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 perfs 
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