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1950 HAPPENINGS

LITERATURE

Author, George Orwell dies.

MUSIC

17th Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival.  Melvin L. Gallagher, conductor
German/American composer, Kurt Weill dies.
 

POLITICS

India becomes a Republic
Government falls as the Belgians vote for a king
The United Nations condemns the North Korean Invasion
The United Nations achieves an assault on Inchon
Seoul falls into NATO hands.
Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his battle against Communism
US President Truman orders the construction of the Hydrogen Bomb
The Korean War begins

POINTS OF INTEREST

The first successful organ transplant is achieved when doctors are able to remove a kidney from one male twin and transplant it into the body of his twin brother.
The first modern credit card is introduced.

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