This Day in History
Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Ghana becomes the first Sub-Saharan country to gain Independence from the British
Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
Three black males are executed by Rhodesia, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.
Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.