APRIL 1948

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On April 3, Pres­i­dent of the United States Harry S. Tru­man au­tho­rises the Mar­shall Plan. Oth­er­wise known as the Euro­pean Re­cov­ery Pro­gram, the plan granted over $13 bil­lion to help Western Euro­pean coun­tries re­build their economies af­ter the Sec­ond World War. Britain was the largest sin­gle re­cip­i­ent, re­ceiv­ing over a quar­ter of the money. A few days af­ter the au­tho­ri­sa­tion of the Mar­shall Plan, the United Na­tions es­tab­lished the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion on April 7.

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