Events in History in 1950 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 286 of 286

  • Sep 16 Viet Minh offensive against French bases in Vietnam
  • Sep 18 Nakagawa Soen, Japanese Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
  • Sep 19 European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • Sep 19 Great Three (England, US, and France) acknowledge Bonn Government as the only German government
  • Sep 19 UN reject membership of China's People Republic

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Sep 22 Omar Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general in the United States Army

  • Sep 23 Canada's first mountain rescue by helicopter of a forestry worker from a Wells Gray Park forestry lookout

Nobel Prize

Sep 23 Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph Bunche for mediation in Israel - 1st African American winner

  • Sep 23 US Air Force Mustangs accidentally bomb British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed

Operation Magic Carpet

Sep 24 Operation Magic Carpet concludes after having transported 45,000 Yemenite Jews 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
  • Sep 28 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
  • Sep 29 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
  • Sep 30 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • Oct 1 South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea

Historic Publication

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • Oct 19 Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Oct 19 UN forces enter Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

Historic Event

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.

  • Oct 21 Chinese forces occupy Tibet
  • Oct 21 Death penalty abolished in Belgium
  • Oct 21 Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns

Historic Event

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

  • Oct 25 Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life

Theater Premiere

Oct 25 Jean Anouilh's play "La Répétition ou l'Amour puni" premieres in Paris at the Théâtre Marigny

  • Oct 26 630 Dutch volunteers depart for Korea

Historic Event

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

  • Oct 26 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
  • Oct 29 British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns

Historic Event

Oct 30 Pope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican

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

Assassination Attempt

Nov 1 Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry Truman at Blair House in Washington D.C.; attack thwarted by White House Police, including Officer Leslie Coffelt who was killed in the line of duty [1]

  • 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 Elpidio 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 Árbenz elected President of Guatemala

Nobel Prize

Nov 10 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

  • Nov 13 General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas
  • Nov 13 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • Nov 15 Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed, by Atlantic 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Publication

Dec 2 "I Robot" collection of sci-fi short stories by Isaac Asimov published by Gnome Press in the US

  • Dec 5 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
  • Dec 6 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
  • Dec 10 Ralph Bunche (1st black American) presented the Nobel Peace Prize for mediation in Israel
  • Dec 11 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract

Nobel Prize

Dec 11 British Physicist Cecil Frank Powell awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for his study of nuclear processes and the discovery of the pion

  • Dec 12 Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule
  • Dec 14 UN General Assembly establishes High Commission for Refugees, goes on to win Nobel Peace Prize in 1954
  • Dec 15 NYC's Port Authority opens
  • Dec 16 US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

Historic Event

Dec 19 Chinese invasion of Tibet forces the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to flee Lhasa for Yadong on the Tibetan-India border [1]

  • Dec 19 General Eisenhower named NATO commander
  • Dec 22 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77
  • Dec 25 Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey & smuggled back to Scotland
  • Dec 28 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
  • Dec 28 The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's 1st National Park
  • Dec 30 Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union