What Happened on July 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief of UN forces in Korea

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Leroy Deans awarded first Order of Purple Heart in Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Othmar Spann, Austrian economist and sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71