World Events

Posted in 1948

  • The United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • The independent State of Israel is created under UN sanction; the first Arab-Israeli war occurs when Arab countries attack but are defeated.
  • Mahatma Gandhi, India's spiritual leader, is assassinated.
  • USSR withdraws from Allied Control Council and blockades West Berlin: Britain and America mount the Berlin airlift. The Cold War begins.
  • Korea is divided into North and South Korea.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) is established as part of the United Nations.