From Multiversal Omnipedia
- Real World: March 12. U.S. President Harry Truman proclaims the Truman Doctrine, tasking America with stopping the spread of communism.
- Real World: April 15. Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play on a previously whites-only major-league baseball team.
- Real World: April 16. The Texas City Disaster, where a French ship containing a load of ammonium nitrate explodes in Texas City's harbor: 600 killed or missing, 2000 injured.
- Real World: June 5. The Marshall Plan is outlined, detailing America's plans to help Europe rebuild.
- Star Trek, Star Trek (Expanded Universe): July 4. Quark, Nog, and Rom cause the Roswell incident. ("Little Green Men" (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine))
- Real World: July 8. Roswell Army Air Field claims that the object was a U.F.O. and that alien bodies were retrieved from the wreckage.
- Real World: July 9. U.S. Air Force officials change their story on the Roswell crash, claiming the object was a weather balloon.
- Real World: July 26. U.S. President Truman signs the National Security Act into law, creating the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Real World: October 14. Captain Chuck Yeager, an American test pilot, breaks the sound barrier in level flight.
- Real World: November 24. The so-called "Hollywood 10" are held in contempt of Congress when they refuse to aid the House Un-American Activities Committee.
- Real World: November 29. The United Nations Security Council votes to partition Palestine, dividing it between Arabs and Jews.
- DC (Pre-Crisis), DC (Post-Crisis), DC (Post-Zero Hour): Quicksilver quietly disappears. (Flash Secret Files #1)
- Real World: The first commercial microwave oven is marketed by Raytheon.
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Events of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
New Fictional Works
Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert Heinlein.
The Beast with Five Fingers, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome, Dick Tracy's Dilemma, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Last of the Redmen, Miracle on 34th Street, Sinbad the Sailor, Song of the Thin Man.
Notable Comic Books
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