Mean Temp 9.7°C 49.46°F at Taegu
April 9, 1950 (Easter Sunday)
- Biochemists Thomas H. Jukes and Robert Stokstad of Lederle Laboratories announced their accidental discovery of the increased production that resulted from antibiotics mixed into animal feed. Mixing an antibiotic into feed at 1 part per 400 (five pounds into one ton) increased the growth rate in piglets by 50 percent, and at a lesser rate in chicks and calves, leading to a practice that would become widespread in animal husbandry.
- Notre-Dame Affair: During nationally televised Easter High Mass services at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, for members of the Lettrism movement chose a quiet moment for Michel Mourre to deliver a "blasphemous anti-sermon" that ended with "We proclaim the death of the Christ-God, so that Man may live at last." The church organist began playing music as loudly as possible to drown out the speech after Mourre had said, "En vérité je vous le dis: Dieu est mort" ("Verily, I say unto: God is dead")