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1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.

Events of 1949

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December



Undated

  • The Malta Labour Party is founded.
  • The Vaticanmarker announces that bones uncovered in its subterranean catacombs could be the apostle Peter; 19 years later, Pope Paul VI announces confirmation that the bones belong to this first saint.
  • The first 20 mm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun prototypes are completed.
  • Samuel Putnam publishes his new translation of Don Quixote, the first in what we would consider modern English. It is instantly acclaimed and, in 2008, is still in print.
  • 1949 was the first year in which no African-American was lynched in the USA.
  • Joseph Stalin launches a savage verbal attack on Soviet Jews, accusing them of being pro-Western and antisocialist.


Ongoing



Births

January–February



March–April



May–June



July–August



September–October



November–December





Deaths

January–June



July–December



Nobel Prizes



Notes

  1. "Year by Year 1949" – History Channel International.
  2. From Harding to Hiroshima by Barrington Boardman (1988), p. 14. ISBN 0934878943


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