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  Timeline: 1949  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1949 Milan-San Remo Fausto Coppi (Ita) 290.5 km
April 10, 1949 Tour of Flanders Fiorenzo Magni (Ita) 268 km
April 17, 1949 Paris-Roubaix Andre Mahe (Fra) & Serse Coppi (Ita) * 244 km
May 1, 1949 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Camille Danguillaume (Fra) 256 km
May 21-June 12, 1949 Giro d'Italia Fausto Coppi (Ita) 19 Stages, 4,088 km
Not Held Vuelta a Espana x x
June 30-July 21, 1949 Tour de France Fausto Coppi (Ita) 21 Stages, 4,810 km
August 29, 1949 World Championships Rik van Steenbergen (Bel) Kobenhaven, Denmark 290 km
October 23, 1949 Giro di Lombardia Fausto Coppi (Ita) Milan-Milan, 222 km

•  April 4 - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is formed in Europe. Twelve nations, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United States, signed the historic treaty.

•  California - Los Angeles records snowfall for the first time.

•  EDSAC - A team of computer experts constructed the first Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer at the University of Cambredge Mathematical Laboratory in England.

•  China - the Chinese civil war ends with the establishment of the Communistic People Republic of China .

•  October 1 - The Communistic People Republic of China formally proclaim by Mao Tse-tung .

Notable Deaths -
Giro d'Italia Champion: Carlo Galetti (Ita) 1882-1949, died April 2, 1949. Galetti was a two time Giro champion (1910 and 1911).

Margaret Mitchell, 1900-1949, author of Gone with the Wind, was run down by a drunken driver in her native Atlanta.



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