Mean Temp 28.6°C 83.48°F at Taegu
February 10, 1950 (Friday)
- The Maudheim Station was established, by the Norwegian–British–Swedish Antarctic Expedition, on a floating thick ice shelf at Queen Maud Land.
- The CIA sent a report to U.S. President Truman that concluded that the Soviet Union would have a stockpile of 100 atomic bombs by the end of 1953, and 200 by the end of 1955. The Joint Chiefs of Staff had estimated that the Soviets would have as many as 20 A-bombs by the end of the year, and between 70 and 135 by mid-1953.
- Born: Mark Spitz, American Olympic swimmer, 7 time gold medalist in 1972, 2 in 1968, in Modesto, California; and Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican presidential nominee, in Magdalena de Kino (assassinated in 1994)
The CIA Weekly Summary suggests that because of the Soviet and Chinese recognition of Ho Chi Minh, the French populace appears to support the French Government (René Pleven). However, they are at their military limit. If China supplies any support, material or men, the French will require additional assistance, from the United States.
In view of the East/West cold war, the French should be expected to request additional help from both the United Kingdom and the United States. [note]
As far as I can tell René Pleven is in charge today. France tends to change governments ever few months.
|René Pleven||29 October 1949||12 July 1950|
|Jules Moch||12 July 1950||11 August 1951|
|Georges Bidault||11 August 1951||8 March 1952|
|René Pleven||8 March 1952||19 June 1954|