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1946
February.
Stalin made a speech which stated 'East-West war inevitable'. The Cold War lines began to take shape.
March 5th
Winston Churchill defined the shape of post war Europe in his 'Iron Curtain' speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, United States.
May 13th
Stalin decreed the development of ballistic missiles in the Soviet Union.
July.
The United States conducted atomic bomb tests on Bikini Atoll, 2500 miles west of Hawaii. 'Operation Crossroads' planned for three atomic blasts, 'Able', 'Baker' and 'Charlie'. Only two were carried out.
July 25th
Nuclear test, codename 'Able' was air dropped by a B29. But 'Baker' was detonated, at 8.35am, 90ft under water. Both tests were conducted to record the effect of nuclear blasts on a fleet of ships.
July.
The 21 kiloton under water blast of 'Baker' created such an unexpected large amount of radioactivity in the area, that President Truman cancelled the deep water detonation test of 'Charlie'.
July.
Twenty-one nations met in Paris, France, for a Peace Conference.
September 6th
The Secretary of State James F. Byrnes made a speech in Stuttgart, Germany. His speech caused ripples in Eastern Europe.
October.
The Nuremberg Trials were concluded, as leading Nazi leaders are tried for war crimes. Nazi foreign minister Ribbentrop was one of those found guilty and was hanged for his war crimes.
October.
The "Zentralwerk" was dismantled and transported to the Soviet Union with part of the staff, which included German rocket scientists.
 
H.G. Wells, English writer died. Among his classics were 'The Time Machine', 'War Of The Worlds' and 'The Shape Of Things To Come'.
 
The first electronic computer was built in the United States.
 

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