Category Archives: 1950s

Rhee makes bold bid to block Korean truce 60 years ago this hour (1953)


Video: 'Korean War - PART 28, End of the War, 6.25' (June 18, 1953, at 6:25)

(Thursday, June 18, 1953, by 5 a.m. local time; during the Korean War, part of the Cold War) — With an armistice agreement was all but complete, South Korea President Syngman Rhee unilaterally ordered the release of 25,000 anti-communist North Korean prisoners of war today in protest of the proposed settlement.

1953 Flint–Beecher tornado kills 116 people 60 years ago this hour (1953)


Video: 'Weather History: 1953 Flint-Worcester Tornado Outbreak (HD)'

(Monday, June 8, 1953; 01:30 UTC) — The 1953 Flint-Beecher tornado, one of the top ten single deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history and rated as an F5 on the Fujita Scale, touched down in Genesee County, Michigan, tonight and continued on a 27 mile path, causing 116 fatalities. Most of the casualties and damage occurred in the unincorporated community of Beecher, a suburb on the northern edge of the city of Flint, Michigan. Continue reading