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Communist coup in Czechoslovakia.
President Truman orders an end to segregation in the armed forces.
Congress approves Marshall Plan.
Communist leaders put on trial under the Smith Act.
State of Israel founded.
Women's Armed (Services) Integration Act signed by President Truman.
Eleanor Roosevelt drafts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Japanese American Evacuation Claims Act signed; allows claims to be filed against the U.S. government for financial losses sustained during internment.
Syngman Rhee named president of the newly formed Republic of Korea.
Soviets block land access to Berlin; U.S. and Western European powers begin Berlin airlift.
Governor Strom Thurmond is nominated by the States' Rights Democratic Party ("Dixiecrats") for the presidency.
Harry S. Truman is reelected president after close race with Governor Thomas Dewey of New York.
Supreme Court declares California ban on interracial marriage unconstitutional.