On this date: November 1

Columbia University’s School of International Affairs (SIPA) was founded in 1946.  But did you know since that year on November 1, this happened:

1947 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
1948 Mao’s Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria
1954 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
1954 US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns
1954 The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France
1956 Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen
1960 Benelux treaty goes into effect
1960 John F. Kennedy announces Peace Corps idea while camping
1962 Greece enters European Common Market
1969 The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks
1974 UN affirms independence of Cyprus
1977 US President Jimmy Carter raises minimum wages of $2.30 to $3.35
1998 The European Court of Human Rights is instituted
2012 Google’s Gmail becomes the world’s most popular email service
2014 SIPA MIA/MPA (inaugural) EARLY ACTION Deadline

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