November 1950 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov

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Nov 1 Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill US President Harry Truman at Blair House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Nov 1 Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
  • Nov 2 The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nov 4 Indonesian troops reconquer Ambon
  • Nov 4 US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea

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Nov 5 Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Nov 6 Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
  • Nov 6 King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
  • Nov 7 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • Nov 7 French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
  • Nov 8 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • Nov 9 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 10 Clifford Odet's "Country Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala

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Nov 10 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • Nov 13 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • Nov 13 General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
  • Nov 15 Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)
  • Nov 16 Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • Nov 16 UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
  • Nov 16 US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat

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Nov 18 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee

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Nov 19 US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 22 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
  • Nov 24 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • Nov 24 US infantry division conquers Chonju Korea
  • Nov 25 UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • Nov 26 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • Nov 27 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
  • Nov 29 National Council of Church of Christ in US forms
  • Nov 30 US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Tony Hymphris, political activist
  • Nov 3 Joe Queenan, American writer
  • Nov 3 Massimo Mongai, Italian writer
  • Nov 3 James Rothman, American Biochemist and Nobel Laureate (2013) for work on vesicle vesicle trafficking, born in Haverhill Massachusetts
  • Nov 4 Markie Post, [Marjorie], actress (Christine-Night Court), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Nov 4 Charles Frazier, American author
  • Nov 7 Alexa Canady, Lansing Michigan, 1st African American female neurosurgeon and educator
  • Nov 7 Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, Buenos Aires, 1st South American Zen teacher
  • Nov 11 Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet
  • Nov 16 Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
  • Nov 17 Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
  • Nov 23 Charles E Schumer, (Rep-D-NY, 1981-1999, Sen-D-NY, 1999 -)
  • Nov 25 Alexis Wright, Australian author
  • Nov 29 Kevin O'Donnell Jr, US, sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 17 Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac

Deaths in History


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Nov 2 George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94

  • Nov 5 Jacobus J E Hondius, Dutch classicist/graphic artist, dies at 53
  • Nov 16 Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)
  • Nov 18 Gerardus van de Lion, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 60
  • Nov 25 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
  • Nov 25 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
  • Nov 26 Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83