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1948 in

the DWU • vital statistics

Timeline for 1948
20th century | 1940s

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In 1948, the Olympic Games were held in London. They were not hosted there again until 2012. The Doctor enjoyed it so much that he went to it twice. (TV: Fear Her)

On 30 January, Mohandas Gandhi was assassinated. Shot in the heart, his last words were "Hey Rama" — "Oh God". (PROSE: Ghosts of India)

On 22 November, Francis Cleary was born in Liverpool to Siobhan Cleary. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

On 23 November, Debbie was born. (PROSE: Those Left Behind)

As a private in the British Army, Wilfred Mott was stationed in the British Mandate of Palestine and witnessed the end of the mandate in this year. (TV: The End of Time)

Polly Wright visited Henrik's with her mother. While there, she saw tinned baked beans for the first time and lost her beloved teddy bear. On that day, she briefly met the Second Doctor, Ben Jackson and her future self, though she remained ignorant as to her identity. (AUDIO: Lost and Found)

Jonah Summerfield II was born. (PROSE: Dead Romance)