Myrtle Hilton was FHA National President and signed the Minnesota charter as the 32nd state for a new organization – the forerunner to FCCLA. What was happening in the world in 1946?
1946 Following the end of the war (WWII) people expected a better life than before the war years with the Great Depression causing poverty and hardship worldwide. There were major shortages in jobs and housing for those returning from war. Around the world the start of the baby boom also started as couples married and had children, also there were still shortages of food, and materials.
Penicillin first went on sale to the general public in the United Kingdom.
The 1st bikini bathing suit was displayed (Paris)
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) was created. The purpose of UNESCO was to prevent the future possibility of a world war by nurturing a worldwide peace through working together on educational, scientific, and cultural issues.
Tupperware is introduced to U.S. consumers .
Popular Musicians were Frank Sinatra, Ink Spots, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Perry Como and the Andrews Sisters.
In the United States the President was Harry S. Truman.