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April 21, 1950 (Friday)
- The Northgate Center opened as the first suburban shopping mall in the United States, outside of Seattle, Washington. Originally an open air complex where the stores faced each other, Northgate began adding a roof over the concourse in 1962 and was completely enclosed by 1974.
- The Soviet Union announced that it had completed the process of repatriation of Japanese prisoners of war captured during World War II, but that it intended to keep 1,487 as war criminals, and send another 971 to the People's Republic of China to face trial there.
- Tjokorde Gde Rake Soekwati, the President of East Indonesia, announced that his breakaway nation would incorporate itself into the United States of Indonesia as long as the Republic of Indonesia would do the same.
The CIA weekly summary, page 10 speaks of China and USSR ineractions.
The USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) was the site of two new world records today.
USS Coral Sea (CVB-43 )