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  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 5, 1950

    Harry S. Truman

    The U.S. would not engage in any dispute involving the Taiwan Strait

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 5, 1950

    Truman announced on 5 January 1950 that the United States would not engage in any dispute involving the Taiwan Strait, and that he would not intervene in the event of an attack by the PRC.




  • British Columbia, Canada
    Monday Feb 13, 1950

    Atomic Bomb

    Jettisoning a Mark IV atomic bomb

    British Columbia, Canada
    Monday Feb 13, 1950

    February 13, 1950: a Convair B-36B crashed in northern British Columbia after jettisoning a Mark IV atomic bomb. This was the first such nuclear weapon loss in history.




  • Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 15, 1950

    Walt Disney

    His Studio's First animated feature In Eight Years

    Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 15, 1950

    In early 1950, Disney produced Cinderella, his studio's first animated feature in eight years. It was popular with critics and theater audiences. Costing $2.2 million to produce, it earned nearly $8 million in its first year.




  • Dartford, England
    Thursday Feb 23, 1950

    Margaret Thatcher

    The 1950 general elections

    Dartford, England
    Thursday Feb 23, 1950

    In the 1950 general elections, Roberts was the Conservative candidate for the safe Labor seat of Dartford. The local party selected her as its candidate because, though not a dynamic public speaker, Roberts was well-prepared and fearless in her answers. She attracted media attention as the youngest and the only female candidate, but she lost to Norman Dodds.She lost again in the 1951 general elections.




  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 2, 1950

    Neil Armstrong

    The First Aircraft Carrier landing on the USS Cabot

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 2, 1950

    On March 2, 1950, he made his first aircraft carrier landing on the USS Cabot, an achievement he considered comparable to his first solo flight.




  • Shaw, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 1950

    Carter G. Woodson

    Death

    Shaw, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 1950

    Woodson died suddenly from a heart attack in the office within his home in the Shaw, Washington, D.C. neighborhood on April 3, 1950, at the age of 74. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland.




  • Hampton, London, England
    Wednesday May 10, 1950

    Alan Turing

    The Pilot ACE Executed Its First Program

    Hampton, London, England
    Wednesday May 10, 1950

    While he was at Cambridge, the Pilot ACE was being built in his absence. It executed its first program on 10 May 1950, and a number of later computers around the world owe much to it, including the English Electric DEUCE and the American Bendix G-15. The full version of Turing's ACE was not built until after his death.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 7, 1950

    Korean War

    Kim Il-sung called for a Korea-wide election and consultative conference

    North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 7, 1950

    On 7 June 1950, Kim Il-sung called for a Korea-wide election on 5–8 August 1950 and a consultative conference in Haeju on 15–17 June 1950.


  • South Korea
    Sunday Jun 11, 1950

    Korean War

    The North sent three diplomats to the South as a peace overture

    South Korea
    Sunday Jun 11, 1950

    On 11 June, the North sent three diplomats to the South as a peace overture that Rhee rejected outright.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 21, 1950

    Korean War

    Kim Il-Sung revised his war plan

    North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 21, 1950

    On 21 June, Kim Il-Sung revised his war plan to involve a general attack across the 38th Parallel, rather than a limited operation in the Ongjin Peninsula. Kim was concerned that South Korean agents had learned about the plans and that South Korean forces were strengthening their defenses. Stalin agreed to this change of plan.


  • Brazil
    Saturday Jun 24, 1950

    FIFA World Cup

    World Cup Returns

    Brazil
    Saturday Jun 24, 1950

    Competitions resumed with the 1950 World Cup in Brazil, which was the first to include British participants. British teams withdrew from FIFA in 1920, partly out of unwillingness to play against the countries they had been at war with, and partly as a protest against a foreign influence to football, but rejoined in 1946 following FIFA's invitation. England's involvement, however, was not to be a success.


  • South Korea
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    Korean War

    North Korean military (KPA) forces crossed the border and advanced into South Korea

    South Korea
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    The conflict escalated into warfare when North Korean military (KPA) forces—supported by the Soviet Union and China—crossed the border and advanced into South Korea on 25 June 1950.


  • South Korea
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    Harry S. Truman

    The Korean War

    South Korea
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    On June 25, 1950, the North Korean army under Kim Il-sung invaded South Korea, starting the Korean War.


  • New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    Korean War

    The United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned the North Korean invasion

    New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    On 25 June 1950, the United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned the North Korean invasion of South Korea, with UN Security Council Resolution 82.


  • Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    Vietnam War

    Korean War

    Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    The outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 convinced many Washington policymakers that the war in Indochina was an example of communist expansionism directed by the Soviet Union.


  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Jun 26, 1950

    Louis Armstrong

    American version of "C'est si bon"

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Jun 26, 1950

    In June 1950, Suzy Delair performed rehearsals of the song "C'est si bon" with Aimé Barelli and his Orchestra at the Monte Carlo casino where Louis Armstrong was finishing the evening. Armstrong enjoyed the song and he recorded the American version in New York City on June 26, 1950.


  • Yugoslavia
    Monday Jun 26, 1950

    Josip Broz Tito

    The National Assembly supported a crucial bill written by Milovan Đilas

    Yugoslavia
    Monday Jun 26, 1950

    On 26 June 1950, the National Assembly supported a crucial bill written by Milovan Đilas and Tito regarding "self-management", a type of cooperative independent socialist experiment that introduced profit sharing and workplace democracy in previously state-run enterprises, which then became the direct social ownership of the employees.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 27, 1950

    Korean War

    Help to South Korea

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 27, 1950

    On 27 June President Truman ordered US air and sea forces to help South Korea.


  • South Korea
    Tuesday Jun 27, 1950

    Korean War

    Rhee evacuated from Seoul

    South Korea
    Tuesday Jun 27, 1950

    On 27 June, Rhee evacuated from Seoul with some of the government.


  • Taiwan & China
    Tuesday Jun 27, 1950

    Harry S. Truman

    Prevent further conflict between the communist government on the China mainland and the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan

    Taiwan & China
    Tuesday Jun 27, 1950

    On June 27, 1950, after the outbreak of fighting in Korea, Truman ordered the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet into the Taiwan Strait to prevent further conflict between the communist government on the China mainland and the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 27, 1950

    Korean War

    Resolution 83

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 27, 1950

    After debating the matter, the Security Council, on 27 June 1950, published Resolution 83 recommending member states provide military assistance to the Republic of Korea.


  • South Korea
    Wednesday Jun 28, 1950

    Korean War

    The Massacre of suspected political opponents

    South Korea
    Wednesday Jun 28, 1950

    On 28 June, Rhee ordered the massacre of suspected political opponents in his own country.


  • Vietnam
    Friday Jun 30, 1950

    First Indochina War

    The First U.S. Supplies For Indochina Were Delivered

    Vietnam
    Friday Jun 30, 1950

    On June 30, 1950, the first U.S. supplies for Indochina were delivered. In September, Truman sent the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) to Indochina to assist the French.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jul 3, 1950

    Harry S. Truman

    Joint Resolution Expressing Approval of the Action Taken in Korea

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jul 3, 1950

    However, on July 3, 1950, Truman did give Senate Majority Leader Scott W. Lucas a draft resolution titled "Joint Resolution Expressing Approval of the Action Taken in Korea"


  • Soviet Union, (Russia that time)
    Tuesday Jul 4, 1950

    Korean War

    The Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister accused the US

    Soviet Union, (Russia that time)
    Tuesday Jul 4, 1950

    On 4 July the Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister accused the US of starting armed intervention on behalf of South Korea.


  • Osan, South Korea
    Wednesday Jul 5, 1950

    Korean War

    The Battle of Osan

    Osan, South Korea
    Wednesday Jul 5, 1950

    The Battle of Osan, the first significant US engagement of the Korean War, involved the 540-soldier Task Force Smith, which was a small forward element of the 24th Infantry Division which had been flown in from Japan. On 5 July 1950, Task Force Smith attacked the KPA at Osan but without weapons capable of destroying the KPA tanks. They were unsuccessful; the result was 180 dead, wounded, or taken prisoner.


  • South Korea
    Thursday Jul 6, 1950

    Korean War

    General MacArthur ordered Major General Hobart R. Gay, commander of the US 1st Cavalry Division, to plan the division's amphibious landing at Incheon

    South Korea
    Thursday Jul 6, 1950

    Against the rested and re-armed Pusan Perimeter defenders and their reinforcements, the KPA were undermanned and poorly supplied; unlike the UN forces, they lacked naval and air support. To relieve the Pusan Perimeter, General MacArthur recommended an amphibious landing at Incheon, near Seoul and well over 160 km (100 mi) behind the KPA lines. On 6 July, he ordered Major General Hobart R. Gay, commander of the US 1st Cavalry Division, to plan the division's amphibious landing at Incheon.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 7, 1950

    United Nations

    Security Council resolution

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 7, 1950

    Though the UN's primary mandate was peacekeeping, the division between the US and USSR often paralyzed the organization, generally allowing it to intervene only in conflicts distant from the Cold War. Two notable exceptions were a Security Council resolution on 7 July 1950 authorizing a US-led coalition to repel the North Korean invasion of South Korea, passed in the absence of the USSR, and the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement on 27 July 1953.


  • China
    Friday Aug 4, 1950

    Korean War

    Mao reported to the Politburo that he would intervene in Korea

    China
    Friday Aug 4, 1950

    On 4 August 1950, with a planned invasion of Taiwan aborted due to the heavy US naval presence, Mao reported to the Politburo that he would intervene in Korea when the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Taiwan invasion force was reorganized into the PLA North East Frontier Force.


  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 16, 1950

    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong became a Fully qualified Naval Aviator

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 16, 1950

    On August 16, 1950, Armstrong was informed by letter that he was a fully qualified naval aviator.


  • China
    Sunday Aug 20, 1950

    Korean War

    China warning

    China
    Sunday Aug 20, 1950

    On 20 August 1950, Premier Zhou Enlai informed the UN that "Korea is China's neighbor ... The Chinese people cannot but be concerned about a solution of the Korean question". Thus, through neutral-country diplomats, China warned that in safeguarding Chinese national security, they would intervene against the UN Command in Korea.


  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1950

    Neil Armstrong

    Graduation

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1950

    Neil's mother and sister attended his graduation ceremony on August 23, 1950.


  • South Korea
    Sunday Aug 27, 1950

    Korean War

    67th Fighter Squadron aircraft mistakenly attacked facilities in Chinese territory

    South Korea
    Sunday Aug 27, 1950

    On 27 August, 67th Fighter Squadron aircraft mistakenly attacked facilities in Chinese territory and the Soviet Union called the UN Security Council's attention to China's complaint about the incident.


  • Vietnam
    Friday Sep 15, 1950

    First Indochina War

    Thái attacked Đông Khê

    Vietnam
    Friday Sep 15, 1950

    Major general Thái attacked Đông Khê on September 15, and Đông Khê fell on September 18.


  • Incheon, South Korea
    Friday Sep 15, 1950

    Korean War

    The Amphibious assault force faced few KPA defenders at Incheon

    Incheon, South Korea
    Friday Sep 15, 1950

    By 15 September, the amphibious assault force faced few KPA defenders at Incheon: military intelligence, psychological warfare, guerrilla reconnaissance, and protracted bombardment facilitated a relatively light battle. However, the bombardment destroyed most of the city of Incheon.


  • Busan, South Korea
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    Korean War

    Eighth Army began its breakout from the Pusan Perimeter

    Busan, South Korea
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    On 16 September Eighth Army began its breakout from the Busan Perimeter. Task Force Lynch, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, and two 70th Tank Battalion units (Charlie Company and the Intelligence–Reconnaissance Platoon) advanced through 171.2 km (106.4 mi) of KPA territory to join the 7th Infantry Division at Osan on 27 September.


  • Vadnagar, Bombay State, India (now Gujarat)
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    Birth

    Vadnagar, Bombay State, India (now Gujarat)
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    Narendra Modi was born on 17 September 1950 to a family of grocers in Vadnagar, Mehsana district, Bombay State (present-day Gujarat).


  • North Korea
    Monday Sep 18, 1950

    Korean War

    Stalin dispatched General H. M. Zakharov to North Korea

    North Korea
    Monday Sep 18, 1950

    On 18 September, Stalin dispatched General H. M. Zakharov to North Korea to advise Kim Il-sung to halt his offensive around the Pusan perimeter and to redeploy his forces to defend Seoul.


  • Seoul, South Korea
    Monday Sep 25, 1950

    Korean War

    Seoul was recaptured by UN forces

    Seoul, South Korea
    Monday Sep 25, 1950

    On 25 September, Seoul was recaptured by UN forces. US air raids caused heavy damage to the KPA, destroying most of its tanks and much of its artillery. KPA troops in the south, instead of effectively withdrawing north, rapidly disintegrated, leaving Pyongyang vulnerable.


  • South Korea
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1950

    Korean War

    MacArthur received the top secret National Security Council Memorandum

    South Korea
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1950

    On 27 September, MacArthur received the top secret National Security Council Memorandum 81/1 from Truman reminding him that operations north of the 38th Parallel were authorized only if "at the time of such operation there was no entry into North Korea by major Soviet or Chinese Communist forces, no announcements of intended entry, nor a threat to counter our operations militarily".


  • Soviet Union, (Russia now)
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1950

    Korean War

    Stalin held Soviet military advisers responsible for the defeat

    Soviet Union, (Russia now)
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1950

    On 27 September, Stalin convened an emergency session of the Politburo, in which he condemned the incompetence of the KPA command and held Soviet military advisers responsible for the defeat.


  • South Korea
    Friday Sep 29, 1950

    Korean War

    MacArthur restored Syngman Rhee

    South Korea
    Friday Sep 29, 1950

    On 29 September MacArthur restored the government of the Republic of Korea under Syngman Rhee.


  • South Korea
    Saturday Sep 30, 1950

    Korean War

    Warning the US that China was prepared to intervene in Korea if the US crossed the 38th Parallel

    South Korea
    Saturday Sep 30, 1950

    On 30 September, Zhou Enlai warned the US that China was prepared to intervene in Korea if the US crossed the 38th Parallel. Zhou attempted to advise KPA commanders on how to conduct a general withdrawal by using the same tactics that allowed Chinese communist forces to successfully escape Chiang Kai-shek's Encirclement Campaigns in the 1930s, but by some accounts KPA commanders did not use these tactics effectively.


  • North Korea
    Sunday Oct 1, 1950

    Korean War

    The UN Command repelled the KPA northwards past the 38th Parallel

    North Korea
    Sunday Oct 1, 1950

    By 1 October 1950, the UN Command repelled the KPA northwards past the 38th Parallel; the ROK advanced after them, into North Korea.


  • China
    Monday Oct 2, 1950

    Korean War

    China emergency meetings

    China
    Monday Oct 2, 1950

    In a series of emergency meetings that lasted from 2 to 5 October, Chinese leaders debated whether to send Chinese troops into Korea.


  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    Willis Carrier

    Death

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    Willis Carrier died in 7 October 1950.


  • North Korea
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    Korean War

    The UN Command forces followed the ROK forces northwards

    North Korea
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    MacArthur made a statement demanding the KPA's unconditional surrender. Six days later, on 7 October, with UN authorization, the UN Command forces followed the ROK forces northwards.


  • India
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    Mother Teresa

    A Vatican permission

    India
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    On 7 October 1950, Teresa received Vatican permission for the diocesan congregation, which would become the Missionaries of Charity. In her words, it would care for "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone".


  • China
    Sunday Oct 8, 1950

    Korean War

    the People's Volunteer Army

    China
    Sunday Oct 8, 1950

    On 8 October 1950, Mao re designated the PLA North East Frontier Force as the People's Volunteer Army (PVA).


  • Moscow, Soviet Union (Russia now)
    Tuesday Oct 10, 1950

    Korean War

    Zhou and a Chinese delegation arrived in Moscow

    Moscow, Soviet Union (Russia now)
    Tuesday Oct 10, 1950

    To enlist Stalin's support, Zhou and a Chinese delegation arrived in Moscow on 10 October, at which point they flew to Stalin's home on the Black Sea.


  • Wake Island, Pacific Ocean
    Sunday Oct 15, 1950

    Korean War

    President Truman and General MacArthur met

    Wake Island, Pacific Ocean
    Sunday Oct 15, 1950

    Meanwhile, on 15 October 1950, President Truman and General MacArthur met at Wake Island.


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