Historical Events for December 1950

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Events 1 - 33 of 33

2nd - Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight
2nd - 15th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
3rd - Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)
3rd - Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
3rd - Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts
5th - Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
5th - Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
6th - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
10th - Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
11th - Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
11th - Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
12th - 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
12th - Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule
13th - "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 perfs
13th - James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial
14th - "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 perfs
Actor James DeanActor James Dean 14th - UN Gen Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954)
14th - Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
15th - NYC's Port Authority opens
16th - "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs
16th - US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"
19th - Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
19th - Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion
20th - "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in NY
21st - Cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 perfs
22nd - 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 24th - Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
25th - Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey & smuggled back to Scotland
26th - Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
28th - Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
28th - The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
30th - Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
31st - Jockeys W Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year

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