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October 6th, 1948...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Twelfth Street Rag"
by Pee Wee Hunt

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees

(TIME Cover: October the 4th, 1948)

 Famous people born on the 6th of October:

1289 - King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)
1773 - King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
1887 - Le Corbusier, Swiss architect (d. 1965)
1888 - Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
1908 - Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
1930 - Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (d. 2000)
1950 - Thomas McClary, American guitarist (Commodores)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1948

Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius

for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins

Uppsala University - Uppsala, Sweden

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1948

directed by Laurence Olivier
with Laurence Olivier (Hamlet) and Jean Simmons (Ophelia)

Designed in 1948

The Revolving Chair, model no. 4876
by Edward Wormley


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