Congress Party wins first general elections under leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru.
California Supreme Court finds the 1913 and 1920 Alien Land Laws unconstitutional as discriminatory to a particular group of people.
The Immigration and Nationality Act ends total ban of Chinese immigrants but upholds national origins quotas.
Clause in the McCarran-Walter Act grants the right of naturalization and small immigration quota to Japanese.
The Treaty of San Francisco goes into effect; Japan regains sovereignty but loses many pre-WWII possessions including Korea, Taiwan, and Sakhalin.
The Sharp Model T V3-14T became Japan's first commercially produced television.
The First National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, held in Peking, the capital, adopted the Constitution of the People's Republic of China.
California repeals its alien land laws.
Dalip Singh Saund, a South Asian- American is the first Asian American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Hiram Fong is the first Asian American elected to the U.S. Senate.
Brojen Das is the first Bengali to swim across the English Channel.