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Notable Historical Events in 1948 on the 3rd

1948Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams

1948Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG

1948US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)

1948Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial

Historical Events in 1948 on the 3rd
Date Event
Jan 3
Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG 
Feb 3
Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US 
Apr 3
1st US figure skating championships held 
Apr 3
US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries) 
Apr 3
US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill 
Apr 3
US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button 
May 3
Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams 
Jun 3
The musical "Sleepy Hollow" opens at St James Theater NYC for 12 performances 
Jun 3
200" (5.08 m) Hale telescope dedicated at Palomar Observatory 
Jun 3
Korczak Ziolkowski begins sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt Rushmore 
Jul 3
55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6) 
Jul 3
Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960 
Aug 3
Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings 
Aug 3
FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist" 
Sep 3
W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party 
Oct 3
Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo 
Oct 3
NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week 
Nov 3
2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago 
Dec 3
"Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss) 
Dec 3
1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in 
Dec 3
Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial 
Dec 3
Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100 
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