This Day in History

Jackie Robinson Becomes First African American Player in MLB

In 1947, Jackie Robinson makes history by becoming the first African American player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, debuting for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson’s courage, skill, and resilience in the face of racial discrimination pave the way for integration in professional sports and inspire generations of athletes to overcome barriers and […]

The Transistor is Demonstrated

A revolutionary breakthrough occurred on December 23rd, 1947, when physicists John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley at Bell Labs successfully demonstrated the transistor. This invention laid the foundation for modern electronics.

The United Nations Recommends Partition of Palestine

On November 29th, 1947, the United Nations recommended the partition of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states. This historic decision had profound implications for the Middle East and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Princess Elizabeth Marries Philip Mountbatten

On this joyous day, Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in 1947. Their union has since become one of the longest-lasting royal marriages in history.

Breaking The Sound Barrier

Seventy-five years ago, on October 14, 1947, the Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis, piloted by U.S. Air Force Captain Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager, became the first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound (Mach 1).

White House Address

The first televised White House address was delivered by President Harry S. Truman, ushering in a new era of communication between the President and the American public.