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  • 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.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1950

    Korean War

    China entered the war

    North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1950

    Immediately on his return to Beijing on 18 October 1950, Zhou met with Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai and Gao Gang, and the group ordered two hundred thousand PVA troops to enter North Korea, which they did on 19 October.


  • Pyongyang, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    Korean War

    Pyongyang was Captured

    Pyongyang, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    The Eighth US Army drove up western Korea and captured Pyongyang on 19 October 1950.


  • Yalu River, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    Korean War

    China entered the war

    Yalu River, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    On 19 October 1950, Chinese forces of the People's Volunteer Army (PVA) crossed the Yalu and entered the war. The surprise Chinese intervention triggered a retreat of UN forces back below the 38th Parallel by late December.


  • Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    Mao Zedong

    People's Volunteer Army

    Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    In 19 October 1950, Mao made the decision to send the People's Volunteer Army (PVA), a special unit of the People's Liberation Army, into the Korean war and fight as well as to reinforce the armed forces of North Korea, the Korean People's Army, which had been in full retreat. Historical records showed that Mao directed the PVA campaigns to the minutest details.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 25, 1950

    Korean War

    The PVA First Phase Offensive

    North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 25, 1950

    After secretly crossing the Yalu River on 19 October, the (People's Volunteer Army) PVA 13th Army Group launched the First Phase Offensive on 25 October, attacking the advancing UN forces near the Sino-Korean border.


  • North Korea
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    Korean War

    The UN Corps landed at Wonsan and Riwon

    North Korea
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    The UN Corps landed at Wonsan (in southeastern North Korea) and Riwon (in northeastern North Korea) on 26 October, but these cities had already captured by ROK forces.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    The palace of Westminster England

    King George VI opened the new chamber in a ceremony which took place in Westminster Hall

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    The work was undertaken by John Mowlem & Co., and construction lasted until 1950, when King George VI opened the new chamber in a ceremony which took place in Westminster Hall on 26 October.


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