From August 7, 1948 till March 15, 1951 the Netherlands had a cabinet Drees - Van Schaik with the prime ministers Dr. W. Drees (PvdA) and Mr. J.R.H. van Schaik (KVP).
The Netherlands had about 9.9 million citizens.
February 24 » The Armistice Agreements are signed, to formally end the hostilities of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
March 30 » Cold War: A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
July 1 » The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin royal family.
September 27 » Zeng Liansong's design is chosen as the flag of the People's Republic of China.
October 14 » The Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders in the United States convicts eleven defendants of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the federal government.
December 7 » Chinese Civil War: The Government of the Republic of China moves from Nanking to Taipei, Taiwan.
Weather September 20, 1949
The temperature on September 20, 1949 was between 5.5 °C and 19.6 °C and averaged 12.8 °C. There was 0.1 mm of rain. There was 7.5 hours of sunshine (60%). The average windspeed was 2 Bft (weak wind) and was prevailing from the north.
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