In 1950 North Korean Premier Kim Il Sung moves the capital to Sinuiju. In 1956 U.S. President Eisenhower denounces Soviet calls for an end to atomic weapons testing as an attempt to interfere with U.S. policy. In 1959 Cuban ex-President Batista loyalist set off bombs in Havana. And that same year the Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is opened.
Born on this date - chemist/inventor/philanthropist Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833), symphony orchestra conductor Sir Georg Solti (1912), jazz trumpeter Dizzy [John Birks] Gillespie (1917), film score composer Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921), golf champion/sportscaster Bob Rosburg (1926) and hall of fame pitcher Edward 'Whitey' Ford (1928).