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* The [[Jimmie Hale Mission]] moved to [[24th Street North|24th Street]] and [[3rd Avenue North]].
 
* The [[Jimmie Hale Mission]] moved to [[24th Street North|24th Street]] and [[3rd Avenue North]].
 
* A post office was established for [[Fultondale]].
 
* A post office was established for [[Fultondale]].
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* [[Vestavia Country Club]] opened.
 
* [[Marcus Hancock]] became [[List of Birmingham police chiefs|Birmingham Police Chief]].
 
* [[Marcus Hancock]] became [[List of Birmingham police chiefs|Birmingham Police Chief]].
 
* [[Cooper Green]] was created a Knight of St Olaf by the King of Norway.
 
* [[Cooper Green]] was created a Knight of St Olaf by the King of Norway.

Revision as of 13:42, 7 May 2022

1950 was the 79th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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1950 saw recognition for the People's Republic of China and Israel. The world's population stood at about 2.5 billion. Mt Lamington in New Guinea erupts, killing 5,000. India forms a republic. The Soviet Union successfully tests a nuclear bomb. L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics is published. The Korean War began in June. Uruguay wins the FIFA World Cup. Florence Chadwick swims the English Channel. Pope Pius XII accepts the theory of evolution. Peanuts and Beetle Bailey both debut in newspapers. Truth or Consequences debuts on television. Mother Teresa begins her work in Calcutta. Shirley Temple retires from show business, and Ben Hogan wins the U. S. Open.

Notable 1950 births included Natalie Cole, Julius Erving, Jay Leno, Stevie Wonder, Princess Anne, and Tom Petty. Deaths that year included George Orwell, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Al Jolson, George Bernard Shaw, and King Gustaf V of Sweden.

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