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Notable Historical Events in 1948 on the 20th

1948Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea

Historical Events in 1948 on the 20th
Date Event
Feb 20
Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns 
Mar 20
1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90 
Mar 20
20th Academy Awards - "Gentleman's Agreement", L Young, R Colman win minutes by 2nd live televised musical Arturo Toscvanni on NBC 
Apr 20
NYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents 
Apr 20
Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit 
May 20
1st use of Israeli Air Force & 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army 
May 20
Cleve Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4) 
Jun 20
"Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV 
Jun 20
20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo 
Jun 20
Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader 
Jun 20
Deutsche Mark introduced in West Germany 
Jul 20
Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ 
Jul 20
Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea 
Jul 20
US Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested 
Aug 20
15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220) 
Aug 20
US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin 
Sep 20
"Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances 
Sep 20
Mexican Baseball league disbanded 
Nov 20
US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record) 
Dec 20
Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia 
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