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  • 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.




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