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1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1947th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 947th year of the 2nd millennium, the 47th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1940s decade.

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  • March 12 – The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.

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  • April 15 – Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.

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  • June 5 – Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.

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  • October 14 – Chuck Yeager flies a Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound, the first man to do so in level flight.

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  • December 30 – Romania's Michael I is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania. The kingdom is abolished and a republic is established.

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