1 Oct 1949

  • Chinese communists declared victory in the Chinese civil war, renaming Beiping ("Northern Peace") to Beijing ("Northern Capital") to serve as their capital city; the Republic of China government withdrew to the island of Taiwan, where it still remains. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • George Marshall was named the President of the American Red Cross organization. ww2dbase [George Marshall | CPC]

1 Oct 1949 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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