1869) March 7 – Bradbury Robinson, American who threw the first forward pass in American football history in 1906 (b.


==Events== ===January=== January 1 – A United Nations-sponsored ceasefire brings an end to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.


It is the 18th government, last single party government of the Republican People's Party. January 17 – The first VW Type 1 to arrive in the United States, a 1948 model, is brought to New York by Dutch businessman Ben Pon.


Only two 1949 models are sold in America that year, convincing Volkswagen chairman Heinrich Nordhoff the car has no future in the U.S.


Menzies is sworn in on December 19; his second stint as Prime Minister, he will hold the office for over 16 years until his retirement in 1966.

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