1950 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 323

  • Aug 24 Edith Sampson named 1st African American US delegate to UN
  • Aug 24 Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews
  • Aug 25 US President Harry Truman orders army to take control of railroad to avert a strike
  • Aug 27 General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
  • Aug 28 Earle & Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A's from Connie Mack Jr
  • Sep 1 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • Sep 1 West Berlin granted a constitution
  • Sep 4 First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
  • Sep 4 D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
  • Sep 4 Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
  • Sep 5 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
  • Sep 7 Monasteries shut down in Hungary
  • Sep 9 1st use of TV laugh track by "The Hank McCune Show" in the US
  • Sep 9 Mass arrests of communists in France
  • Sep 11 "Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts
  • Sep 11 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
  • Sep 11 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
  • Sep 12 Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
  • Sep 14 Western allies rearm West Germany
  • Sep 15 During Korean conflict, UN forces land at Inchon in South Korea
  • Sep 15 East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
  • Sep 15 Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phils beat Reds 8-7 in 19
  • Sep 15 US troop land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul
  • Sep 16 Viet Minh offensive against French bases in Vietnam
  • Sep 18 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
  • Sep 19 European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • Sep 19 Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
  • Sep 19 UN reject membership of China's People Republic

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Sep 21 George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Sep 22 Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
  • Sep 22 Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
  • Sep 23 Philadelphia A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
  • Sep 23 US Air Force Mustangs accidentally bomb British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
  • Sep 24 "Operation Magic Carpet" - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
  • Sep 26 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
  • Sep 26 UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul

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Sep 27 Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Sep 28 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
  • Sep 29 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
  • Sep 29 Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
  • Sep 30 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • Sep 30 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
  • Oct 1 Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), NY 6, Cleveland 0
  • Oct 1 South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea

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Oct 2 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks", later "Peanuts", by Charles M. Schulz published in 9 papers

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Oct 2 Chic Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (55-13)
  • Oct 3 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
  • Oct 3 Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
  • Oct 7 US forces invade North Korea by crossing 38th parallel
  • Oct 7 Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
  • Oct 7 William H Jackson becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Oct 14 Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison

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Oct 16 The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • Oct 19 Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
  • Oct 19 UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

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Oct 20 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and James Lovelock give the first demonstration of gas chromatography at a meeting of the Biochemical Society. The technique is rapidly adopted by the petrochemical industry.

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Oct 21 Chinese forces occupy Tibet
  • Oct 21 Death penalty abolished in Belgium
  • Oct 21 Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns

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Oct 23 Filipino President Elpidio Quirino issues Executive Order No. 355 replacing the National Land Settlement Administration with Land Settlement Development Corporation (LASEDECO)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Oct 25 Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
  • Oct 25 Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 26 Robert McClure sights the fabled Northwest Passage for the first time (from Banks Island towards Melville Island)
  • Oct 26 630 Dutch volunteers depart for Korea
  • Oct 26 Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president

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Oct 26 Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Oct 26 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
  • Oct 29 British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns
  • Oct 29 Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns
  • Oct 30 Pope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican
  • Oct 31 Collazo & Torresola attempt to assassinate Harry Truman in Washington, D.C.
  • 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
  • Nov 5 Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis
  • 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 A US aircraft shoots down a North Korean jet in the Korean War, the first jet-to-jet dogfight in history
  • 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

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