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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1947. See and read the comic books on sale month by month, and find out the major news of the day.

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January

The Black Dahlia
Elizabeth Short is found brutally murdered in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. The press nickname her the 'Black Dahlia' more ...

February

An early polaroid camera
Edwin Land gives the first demonstration of his Polaroid instant camera at a meeting of the Optical Society of America more ...

March

Carrie Chapman Catt
Carrie Chapman Catt dies in New Rochelle, New York. She was one of the most prominent female leaders of her time more ...

April

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American in modern Major League Baseball after joining the Brooklyn Dodgers more ...

May

Harry S Truman
President Truman signs Act granting $400 million in military & economic aid to Turkey & Greece. This begins the Cold War more ...

June

U.S. Marshall Plan Aid Logo
U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the Marshall Plan for American reconstruction & relief aid to Europe more ...

July

Roswell news headlines
News breaks that a UFO has crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. It is still the cause of much debate & conspiracy theories more ...

August

Kon-Tiki
Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki reaches Tuamotu Islands demonstrating early South Americas could have reached Polynesia more ...

September

The original bug
A moth causes a malfunction in a Harvard Mark II electromechanical computer. Logged as 'First actual case of bug being found.' more ...

October

Chuck Yeager with the original Bell X-1
Chuck Yeager flies a Bell X-1 rocket plane faster than the speed of sound. The plane is named the 'Glamorous Glennis' after his wife more ...

November

The Hughes H-4 Hercules
The Hughes H-4 Hercules known as the 'Spruce Goose' makes its first & only flight. It remains the largest fixed-wing aircraft flown more ...

December

Marlon Brando In A Streetcar Named Desire
'A Streetcar Named Desire' starring Marlon Brando in his major role, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway more ...

Unknown Month In 1947

1947
Polaroid camera demonstrated - Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier - Black Dahlia corpse found - Roswell 'UFO' crash more ...
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