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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1948. See and read the comic books on sale month by month, and find out the major news of the day.

Please note: The Virtual Newsstand is a big project that began April 2013. We are still working on this and it will be completed sometime in 2014.

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Virtual Newsstand For 1948



Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi leader of Indian nationalism & non-violent civil disobedience is assassinated by Nathuram Godse more ...


Miranda Moon of Uranus
Miranda the smallest & innermost of Uranus's 5 major moons discovered by Gerard Kuiper at McDonald Observatory more ...


A Hells Angel
Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is founded in the Fontana/San Bernardino area in the U.S. other clubs also form more ...


Diagram of the big bang
Ralph Alpher & George Gamow publish their paper 'The Origin of Chemical Elements' known today as 'The Big Bang Theory' more ...


David Ben Gurion declaring the State of Israel
David Ben-Gurion declares the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel more ...


An early LP record
Columbia Records introduces its long playing 33 1/3 rpm record format. It will soon be adopted as the new industry standard more ...


Opening of the XIV Olympic Games in London
The 1948 Olympics open in London. The first after a 12 year break due to World War II. The last being the 1936 Games in Berlin more ...


Alger Hiss
Alger Hiss denies accusations by Whittaker Chambers that he is a Soviet spy. He will maintain his innocence until his death more ...


Emblem of North Korea
Kim Il-sung formally declares the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He will rule the country until his death in 1994 more ...


T.S. Eliot
T.S. Eliot, one of the most important English language poets of the 20th century, is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature more ...


A Takahe
The Takahe, a flightless bird thought to be extinct, is rediscovered by Geoffrey B. Orbell near Lake Te Anau, New Zealand more ...


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Spanish
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris more ...

Unknown Month In 1948

Mahatma Gandhi assassinated - First Hells Angels chapter founded - State of Israel created - The Big Bang Theory published more ...
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