Historical Events For Year 1950

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January 1, 1950

The formation of the International Police Association occurs, and it becomes the largest police organization.
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January 6, 1950

The People's Republic of China is welcomed by the United Kingdom. Read More

January 12, 1950

The boundary of the United States is guaranteed by the "Perimeter Speech" given by the State Dean Acheson during the Cold War.
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January 31, 1950

Responding to the detonation of the first atomic bomb by the Soviet Union, the creation of a hydrogen bomb is initiated by President Truman.
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February 12, 1950

The formation of the European Broadcasting Union occurs. Read More

February 12, 1950

A warning of nuclear war is presented by Albert Einstein in an effort to prevent mutual destruction.
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February 14, 1950

A mutual defense treaty is signed by both the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China.
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February 15, 1950

Hollywood, California holds the first premiere of Cinderella, Walt Disney's 12th animated film.
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March 17, 1950

Element 98 is announced as "californium" by a research group at the University of California at Berkeley.
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April 14, 1950

The United States National Security Council demonstrates the NSC-68. Read More

May 1, 1950

The UNRWA is initiated. Read More

May 25, 1950

The opening of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel occurs. Read More

June 1-23, 1950

The eruption of the Mauna Loa in Hawaii occurs. Read More

June 3, 1950

The climbing od the 10th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna I in the north-central Nepalese Himalayas, occurs.
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September 4, 1950

The first 500-mile NASCAR race takes place at the Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Read More

September 8, 1950

The enactment of the Defense Production Act occurs for the purpose of controlling American military contracting.
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September 9, 1950

The 100th Anniversary of the State of California is celebrated. Read More

September 12, 1950

Berlin experiences an breakout of communist riots. Read More

October 2, 1950

The first publication of Charles M. Schulz's Peanut comics are made in seven U.S. newspapers.
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October 15, 1950

The Communists win by a majority vote of 99.7% in East Germany. Read More

October 19, 1950

The People's Republic of China dispatches thousands of soldiers across the Yalu River, officially entering in the Korean War.
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November 4, 1950

The diplomatic isolation of Spain is terminated by the United Nations. Read More

November 18, 1950

The founding of the Libyan National Council is welcomed by the United Nations. Read More

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