Category Archives: 1950s

Eisenhower hails truce with prayer of thanks 60 years ago this hour (1953)


Video: 'Korean War - PART 28, End of the War, 6.25' (July 27, 1953, at 8:15)

(Sunday, July 26, 1953, 10:00 p.m. EDT; during the Korean War, part of the Cold War) — U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower tonight hailed the Korea truce signing 49 minutes ago with a prayer of thanksgiving during a nationwide TV and radio address, but solemnly declared “we have won an armistice on a single battleground — not peace in the world.” Click here to watch a video clip of Eisenhower’s address.

Armistice signed to end Korean War 60 years ago this hour (1953)


Video: 'Korean War - PART 28, End of the War, 6.25' (July 27, 1953, at 8:15)

(Monday, July 27, 1953, 10:11 a.m. local time; during the Korean War, part of the Cold War) — The long-awaited Korean Armistice Agreement was signed this morning at Panmunjom, calling for a cease-fire in the Korean War after three years, effective at 10 p.m. local time (9 a.m. EDT). The North would remain communist while the South would remain capitalist. Continue reading

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.