On This Day

Events in History in June 1950

  • Jun 3 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
  • Jun 4 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • Jun 5 US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
  • Jun 6 German DR & Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
  • Jun 6 Turkey: The Adhan in Arabic is legalized.
  • Jun 8 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
  • Jun 8 Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
  • Jun 10 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • Jun 12 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
  • Jun 13 South African parliament accept "Groups Area Act"
  • Jun 15 Dutch police seize condoms
  • Jun 17 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
  • Jun 17 Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact
  • Jun 20 Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
  • Jun 23 Swiss parliament refuses voting rights for women
  • Jun 23 Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4
  • Jun 24 French government led by prime Minister Georges Bidault resigns
  • Jun 24 NY Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 HRs & a triple
  • Jun 25 Israeli airline El Al begins service
  • Jun 25 Johnny Pramesa (Reds) and Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs

Battle of InterestKorean War Begins

Jun 25 North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War

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Max Desfor's photograph of refugees fleeing across a destroyed bridge over the Taedong River a few months after the invasion
Max Desfor's photograph of refugees fleeing across a destroyed bridge over the Taedong River a few months after the invasion
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  • Jun 26 Pres Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
  • Jun 27 US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

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Jun 27 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jun 27 South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea
  • Jun 28 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War
  • Jun 29 West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks to Ramadhin & Valentine

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Jun 30 US General MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur