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1946 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

The 13th Los Angeles Bach Festival is held under the direction of Warren Martin.
The city of Los Angeles sponsors a young persons music composition contest
Maria Kurenko, a Russian prima donna, known through local radio and performances, gave a benefit concert at the Philharmonic for the benefit of homeless children..  Eula Beal, another local soprano also gave a concert for the benefit of French war orphans.
To curl the hair of the classical musicians, a concert was held featuring jazz, swing and boogie woogie versions of such classical  of pieces by Chopin, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner.  The concert was ruled off the air by England's BBC.

POLITICS

The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to sell or lease silver for manufacturing purposes.
Juan Perón becomes President of Argentina
Winston Churchill gives his famous "Iron Curtain" speech, which defines the line in Europe between the self-governing countries of the west and those countries now under Communist control. 
The Nuremberg Trails begin, setting the stage for prosecution of those guilty of war crimes.

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