Events in History in February 1950

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Feb 1 USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Feb 1 Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
  • Feb 3 Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spying charges
  • Feb 4 4th British Empire Games open in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 7 Georges Bidault forms French government
  • Feb 7 Senator Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Department of State (equiv. Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

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Feb 7 United States formally recognizes the State of Vietnam as the legitimate government of Vietnam, with Bảo Đại as leader

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại

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Feb 9 Senator Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Feb 11 4th British Empire Games close in Auckland, New Zealand

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Feb 12 Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Feb 12 Senator Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees
  • Feb 14 USSR & China sign peace treaty
  • Feb 15 WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba" premieres in NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 15 Walt Disney's animated film "Cinderella" premieres in Boston

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Feb 17 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY
  • Feb 19 Groundbreaking ceremony held for Mississippi Vocational College (later Mississippi Valley State University)
  • Feb 20 Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
  • Feb 20 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. swaps calls with WWDC
  • Feb 24 Labour wins UK parliamentary election by 5 seats
  • Feb 26 Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety" premieres in NYC

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Feb 27 General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek