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1949 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

The 16th annual Los Angeles Bach festival is held.  Melvin L. Gallagher conducting.
Lily Pons returns to Los Angeles to appear in Lucia, singing with the San Francisco Opera Company at the Shrine Auditorium.
Richard Ellsasser, organist of renown, performs at Wilshire Methodist Church in Los Angeles.
Richard Strauss dies

POLITICS

Chinese Communists win a bitter civil war.  Mao Tse-tung and the Communists declare the establishment of the People's Republic of China.  Under his leadership, the government moves its republic to the province of Taiwan.
NATO is established
China becomes a Communist nation
The Soviet Union acquires the Atomic Bomb

POINTS OF INTEREST

The first non-stop flight around the world is achieved by a team of US Air Force fliers.

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