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April 19, 1950 (Wednesday)
- The governments of the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China concluded their first trade agreement.
- The Navajo-Hopi Rehabilitation Act was signed into law by President Truman, with $88,700,000 to fund "a long-range program that would hasten the day that federal assistance for Indians could be withdrawn".
- Born: Lani Guinier, African-American legal scholar, in New York City
- Died: Former Soviet generals E.A. Egorov, 58; I.G. Bessonov, 45; A.Z. Naumov, 58; A.E. Budykho, 56; S.A. Khudiakov, 48; and M.V. Bogdanov, 52. The six, who had deserted to Germany during World War II, were each tried, convicted, and executed by a gunshot to the back of the head on the same day.
- Died: Lord Berners (Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson), 66, British composer
Robert Abercrombie Lovett
Assistant secretary for Air, Robert A. Lovett had tried to resign in September 1945, and Truman had refused, but he finally made it back home in December, only to be recalled to serve with General George Marshall as under secretary of state in July 1947. In January this year, he went back to his investment business but we will see him again, and soon.
James Ewin Webb
Frank Pace Jr.
Today Pace was replacing Gordon Gray as Secretary of the Army and at 37 years of age, would continue the policy to trim the military.