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Subject: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:26 pm

May 13th 1950 – The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/15 at 4:17 am

May 19th 1950 – A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/15 at 4:18 am

May 19th 1950 – Egypt announces that the Suez Canal is closed to Israeli ships and commerce.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/15 at 11:35 am

May 29th 1950 – The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:08 am

June 3rd 1950 – The first successful ascent of an Eight-thousander; the summit of Annapurna is reached by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/15 at 6:27 am

June 8th 1950 – Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Australian-born Field Marshal in Australian history.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/15 at 5:15 am

June 11th 1950 - Ben Hogan returned to tournament play after a near fatal car accident. He won the U.S. Open.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/15 at 4:56 am

June 20th 1960 – The Mali Federation gained independence from France, but lasted only two months before dividing into Senegal and Mali.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/15 at 6:47 am

June 20th 1960 - Floyd Patterson knocked out Ingemar Johansson to become the first heavyweight fighter to regain his own crown.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/15 at 3:37 am

June 25th 1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/15 at 7:27 am

July 2nd 1950 – The Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/15 at 3:01 am

July 4th 1950 – Radio Free Europe first broadcasts.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 5:13 am

July 11th 1950 – Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:22 am

July 16th 1950 – Chaplain–Medic massacre: American POWs were massacred by North Korean Army.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:56 am

July 16th 1950 - The largest crowd in sporting history was 199,854. They watched the Uraguay defeat Brazil in the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 8:13 am

July 24th 1950 – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/15 at 3:46 am

July 29th 1950 – Korean War: U.S. Army 7th Cavalry Regiment troops concluded four days of shootings of civilians, sparked by fears that columns of refugees might contain North Korean spies.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 12:52 pm

August 1st 1950 - First Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons).

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 1:19 pm

August 1st 1950 - American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 7:26 am

August 2nd 1960 - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Shakin' All Over'. Their only UK No.1. Kidd died in car crash in 1966. Many acts have covered the song, including: The Who, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and The Guess Who.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 4:04 am

August 17th 1950 – Hill 303 massacre: American POWs are shot to death by the North Korean Army.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/15 at 3:38 am

August 18th 1950 – Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 7:03 am

August 23rd 1950 - Federal Republic of Germany and Japan re-admitted to International Amateur Athletic Federation.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 5:27 am

September 3rd 1950 – "Nino" Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 8:45 am

September 4th 1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/15 at 9:28 am

September 10th 1950 - Joe DiMaggio becomes first to hit three home runs in a game at Griffith Stadium.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 5:01 am

September 11th 1965 – Indo-Pakistani War: Indian infantry captured the town of Burki near Lahore, Pakistan.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/15 at 6:55 am

September 23rd 1950 – Korean War, The Battle of Hill 282: the first US friendly-fire incident on British military personnel since World War II occurs.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/15 at 11:35 am

September 23rd 1950 - Philadelphia Athletics' Joe Astroth is fourth to get six RBIs in an inning (6th).

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/31/15 at 7:56 am

December 31, 1950: The inaugural 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race is held.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/01/16 at 9:44 am

January 1, 1951: First week as No. 1 single on Billboard and Cashbox charts of Patti Page hit song "Tennessee Waltz".

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 9:42 am

January 15th 1951 – Ilse Koch, "The Witch of Buchenwald", wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in West Germany.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 4:36 am

January 18th 1951 - The NFL passed a rule that said that a tackle, guard or center was not eligible to catch a forward pass.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/16 at 5:53 am

January 22nd 1951 - Fidel Castro was ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter. He later gave up baseball for politics.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/16 at 5:26 am

January 27th 1951 – Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with Operation Ranger.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/16 at 4:47 am

February 3rd 1951 - Dick Button won the U.S. figure skating title for the sixth time.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 2:30 am

February 7th 1951 – Korean War: Seven hundred five suspected communist sympathizers are butchered by South Korean forces.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 3:59 am

February 13th 1951 – Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the "high-water mark" of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:42 am

February 25th 1951 - The first Pan American Games opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 2:24 am

March 7th 1951 - Ezzard Charles won a 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott. It was Charles' eighth heavyweight title defense.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 6:28 am

March 7th 1951 – Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgway begin an assault against Chinese forces.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 12:51 pm

March 20th 1951 – Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 2:29 am

March 29th 1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 7:51 am

March 29th 1951 - "The King and I" opened on Broadway.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 5:42 am

March 30th 1951 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 91 is adopted.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 11:54 am

March 31st 1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 7:46 am

April 11th 1951 – Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 8:33 am

April 11th 1951 – The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 7:27 am

April 15th 1951 - The first episode of "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" aired.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/16 at 9:17 am

April 17th 1951 – The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 3:14 am

April 19th 1951 – General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 3:04 am

April 20th 1951 – Dan Gavriliu performs the first surgical replacement of a human organ.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 12:54 am

April 22nd 1951 – Korean War: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 2:54 am

April 23rd 1951 – American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 1:13 am

April 25th 1951 - The Soviet Union officially applied to compete in the Olympics.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:01 am

April 25th 1951 – Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 12:56 am

May 7th 1951 - Russia was admitted to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 6:58 am

May 13th 1951 – The 400th anniversary of the founding of the National University of San Marcos is commemorated by the opening of the first large-capacity stadium in Peru.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 12:31 pm

May 13th 1951 - AT&T became the first corporation to have one million stockholders.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 1:09 pm

May 13th 1951 – The Polish cultural attaché in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 12:17 pm

May 16th 1951 – The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 3:36 am

May 18th 1951 - The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 5:38 am

May 18th 1951 - Willie Mays hit his first home run. It was also his first major league hit.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 8:34 am

May 28th 1951 – The British radio comedy program The Goon Show is broadcast on the BBC for the first time.

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