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.