Mean Temp 13.5°C 56.3°F at Taegu
April 15, 1950 (Saturday)
- General Nicolas Plastiras became the new Prime Minister of Greece, a day after the resignation of Sophocles Venizelos and the entire cabinet. The action came two weeks after U.S. Ambassador to Greece Henry F. Grady had written a letter to Prime Minister Plastiras and released it to the press the same day, implying that American aid would be halted if an "efficient government" could not be formed.
- The Red River of the North overflowed its banks and flooded 640 square miles of farmland in Canada's Manitoba province, forcing the largest evacuation- 100,000 people -in the Dominion's history up to that time.
- President Truman vetoed the Kerr Natural Gas Bill, which would have exempted American natural gas producers from federal regulation.
- King Leopold III offered to temporarily surrender his powers to his 19-year-old son, Prince Baudouin, in an effort to stop the crisis that followed his plans to return from exile. His radio address to his subjects, in both French and Flemish, marked the first time since 1940 that he had been heard on Belgian radio.
According to "POLICY AND DIRECTION: THE FIRST YEAR" the Office of Special Investigations, USAF, told Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, about now in mid-April that Russia had definitely ordered an attack on South Korea by the North Korean People's Army.
We are reminded that Charles Willoughby, G-2 on March 10th had said "there will be no civil war in Korea this spring or summer."