Mean Temp 14.3°C 57.74°F at Taegu
April 16, 1950 (Sunday)
- Landing Operation on Hainan Island: Communist China began an attack on the island of Hainan, occupied by the Nationalist Chinese. Hainan, which had over 2,000,000 residents and was almost as large, geographically, as the island of Taiwan, would fall to the Communists by the end of the month.
- U.S. President Harry Truman made the decision not to run for re-election in 1952, but would not tell his advisers until November 1951, and would not make the announcement public until April 1952.
- The McLean House at Appomattox, Virginia, where the American Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant, was opened to the public after years of restoration. Retired U.S. Army Major General Ulysses S. Grant III, the grandson of the Union commander, participated with Lee's great-grandson, 25-year-old Robert E. Lee IV of San Francisco in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A study of Japanese communists by University of Southern California assistant professor Roger Swearingen and Paul Langer reveals the Japanese reds were told about the attack on South Korea 10 weeks [about April 16th] before it began June 25, published in 1952].