The Pacific War is over, signed by all powers. America rejoices. Empires rush to reestablish their colonies who have other ideas. Millions of troops are looking for their position on the lists to go home to family, 52-50, and the GI-Bill
Oct 6 . Marines fired on by Chinese communists.
Oct 9 . ChiComms beat Marines to north side of Shantung Peninsula
Oct 10. Russian code clerk defects, gives understanding of Soviet spy rings in America.
Oct 11. Marines land on south side of Shantung Peninsula to protect from Communists till Nationalist arrive from SE China.
Oct 12. Typhoon strikes Okinawa causing loss among U.S. troops.
Oct 14. Indonesian People's Army declares war on Netherlands.
Oct 15. Former premier of Vichy France, Pierre Laval, is executed.
Oct 17. Colonel Juan Peron stages a coup d'etat, becoming ruler of Argentina.
Oct 18. The first German war crimes trial begins in Nurnberg.
Oct 19. Chinese Communists attack Marine trains and Marine aircraft.
Oct 24. United Nations founded.
Oct 24. Execution of Vidkun Quisling, traitorous leader of Norwegian Nazis
Oct 27. Indonesian separatists riot and fight Dutch and British security forces.
Oct 29. Feasibility of Space Rocketry recommendation.
Oct 31. Federal Hourly Minimum Wage was set at $0.40 an hour.
Nov 2 . Outbreaks between Jews and Arabs in Palestine.
Nov 5 . First jet landing aboard a carrier : FR-1 Fireball.
Nov 11. Dictator Tito elected President of Yugoslavia.
Nov 13. Charles de Gaulle is elected President of France.
Nov 14. Nationalist Chinese attack into communist controlled Manchuria.
Nov 15. U.S., Britain and Canada call for a UN Atomic Energy Commission.
Nov 16. Cold War: The United States controversially imports 88 German scientists to help in the production of rocket technology.
Nov 19. Joint resolutions in Congress to withdraw Marines from China.
Nov 20. Nurnberg Trials begin against 24 Nazi war criminals of World War II at the Nurnberg Palace of Justice.
Nov 21. Auto Workers Union closes 100 GM plants.
Nov 23. Rationing ended, except sugar.
Indian mobs kill Americans for supporting British rule.
Nov 25. Joint resolutions in Congress to withdraw Marines from China.
Nov 27. Gen. Marshall sent to China -- stops Nationalist movements, Marines to stay.
Nov 29. Marshal Tito becomes President of Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia.
Nov . ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic computer, is completed.
Dec 1 . Last Japanese detachment surrenders on Saipan.
Dec 4 . By a vote of 65 to 7, the United States Senate approves United Nations.
Dec 10. Press criticizes Marine activity in China.
Dec 15. Tire rationing is ended.
Dec 20. Gen. Patton dies in a car accident at the age of 60.
Dec 24. Peak month of Operation Magic Carpet with almost 700,000 returning home from the Pacific.
Dec 27. Twenty-eight nations sign an agreement creating the World Bank.
Terrorist strike against British military bases in Palestine.
Dec 28. Coast Guard returned to Treasury Department.
Dec 31. 46,000 Marines in North China.