Mean Temp 28.6°C 83.48°F at Taegu
February 26, 1950 (Sunday)
- Hungarian-American nuclear physicist Leó Szilárd appeared with other atomic scientists on the NBC Radio program University of Chicago Round Table, and first described the cobalt bomb, whose radioactive cobalt-60 fallout cloud could spread across the world and destroy all life on Earth.
- Yunnan Province, the last Nationalist Chinese stronghold in "Mainland China", as Communist Chinese troops marched into the provincial capital, Kunming.
- Born: Helen Clark, 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), in Hamilton
- Died: Harry Lauder, 79, Scottish entertainer
Notes for Tuesday August 1, 1950 - Day 037