The Year is 1950 ...

Senator Joseph McCarthy gives first speech with accusations of Communists in U.S. government.

Korean War begins when North Korea invades South Korea.

U.S. immediately offers support of South Korea and begins Inchon landing to conquer North Korean military in South Korea.

Internal Security Act passed by Congress to require registration of Communist organizations in spite of President Truman's veto.

UN troops recapture Seoul, South Korea.

President Truman almost assassinated by Puerto Rican nationalists.

China becomes involved in Korean War.

U.S. population increases over 150 million.

Transistor is invented. It becomes the building block for modern electronics, microchips and computers.

All About Eve
wins an Oscar
for Best Picture
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