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  • 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.




  • 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
    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".


  • 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.


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