President Truman survives an assassination attempt on November 1st. Calmly he keeps to his scheduled appointments afterward.
The Korean War begins.
Department of Defense begins plans to detonate nuclear weapons in desert areas and monitor downwind residents for medical problems and mortality rates.
The French conducted research on infrasonic weapons. (From “The Road From Armageddon“, by Peter Lewis, Resonance#13, pp 9-14)
The CIA initiated studies in mind control programs “in 1950, with Project BLUEBIRD, rechristened ARTICHOKE in 1951. To establish a ‘ cover story’ for this research, the CIA funded a propaganda effort designed to convince the world that the Communist Bloc had devised insidious new methods of re-shaping the human will; the CIA’s own efforts could therefore, if exposed, be explained as an attempt to ‘ catch up’ with Soviet and Chinese work. The primary promoter of this ‘ line’ was one Edward Hunter, a CIA contract employee operating under-cover as a journalist, and, later, a prominent member of the John Birch society.”
“Hunter offered ‘brainwashing’ as the explanation for the numerous confessions signed by American prisoners of war during the Korean War and (generally) UN-recanted upon the prisoners’ repatriation. These confessions alleged that the United States used germ warfare in the Korean conflict, a claim which the American public of the time found impossible to accept. Many years later, however, investigative reporters discovered that Japan’s germ warfare specialists (who had wreaked incalculable terror on the conquered Chinese during WWII) had been mustered into the American national security apparatus — and that the knowledge gleaned from Japan’s horrifying germ warfare experiments probably WAS used in Korea, just as the ‘brainwashed’ soldiers had indicated.
Thus, we now know that the entire brainwashing scare of the 1950s constituted a CIA hoax perpetrated upon the American public: CIA deputy director Richard Helms admitted as much when, in 1963, he told the Warren Commission that “Soviet mind control research consistently lagged years behind American efforts.”
Max Theiler of the Rockefeller Foundation Virus Laboratory wins the Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology for developing the yellow fever vaccine.
Rockefeller Foundation initiates broad scale support for research in genetics with grants to establish centers and build entire university departments at California Institute of Technology, Indiana, Texas, Columbia, Wisconsin, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Stanford, and others, as well as at many locations abroad. John Foster Dulles becomes chair of the board of trustees and serves until 1952.
The Army used aircraft and homing pigeons to drop turkey feathers dusted with cereal rust spores to contaminate oat crops, to prove that a “cereal rust epidemic” could be spread as a biological warfare weapon.
Six experimental biological warfare attacks by the US Army from a ship, using Bacillus globigii and Serratia marcescens along with flourescent particles (zinc cadmium sulfide), at one point forming a cloud about two miles long as the ship traveled slowly along the shoreline of San Francisco bay. One of the stated objectives of the exercise was to study “the offensive possibilities of attacking a seaport city with a BW [biological warfare] aerosol” from offshore. Monitoring devices are situated throughout the city in order to test the extent of infection.
September 29, patients at Stanford University’s hospital in San Francisco were found to be infected by Serratia marcescens. This type of infection had never before been reported at the hospital. Eleven patients became infected, and one died.
According to a report submitted to a Senate committee  by a professor of microbiology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook: “an increase in the number of Serratia marcescens can cause disease in a healthy person and…serious disease in sick people.”
Wilbert Smith: “The matter is the most highly classified subject in the United States Government, rating higher even than the H-bomb. Flying saucers exist. Their modus operandi is unknown but a concentrated effort is being made by a small group headed by Doctor Vannevar Bush. The entire matter is considered by the United States authorities to be of tremendous significance.” From a declassified Canadian government memorandum dated Nov. 21, 1950. Wilbert Smith.
Harry S. Truman “I can assure you the flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth.” White House Press Conference, Washington DC, April 4, 1950.
Colonel Robert Willingham “Headquarters wouldn’t let us go after it and we played around a little bit. We got to watching how it made 90 degree turns at this high speed and everything. We knew it wasn’t a missile of any type. So then, we confirmed it with the radar control station, and they kept following it, and they claimed that it crashed somewhere off between Texas and the Mexico border.” Willingham, USAF, from an affidavit filed in the 1970s. Willingham and his navigator were test flying an F-94 on Sept.6, 1950 out of San Angelo, Texas when they were alerted by radar control operators of a UFO in their area.
FBI memo: “An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers. Approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only 3 feet tall. Dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed flyers and test pilots.” From a March 22, 1950 memo to J. Edgar Hoover from the Washington FBI Office, released in 1976 under the freedom of information act. Hoover was Director of the FBI
Edgar Hoover “I would do it [aid the Army Air Force in its investigations] but before agreeing to it we must insist upon full access to the discs recovered. For instance in the LA case the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination.” From a handwritten notation at the bottom of a now declassified memo. “LA” in this case may refer to Los Alamos, where the first atomic bombs were developed.
United States, Pasadena, California. A producer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, was driving home with his wife when they said they witnessed three revolving disks traveling at great speed. The next day, a group at Caltech reported seeing the same objects.
United States, Stuggart, Arkansas. Chicago & Southern Airlines Capt. Jack Adams and First Officer G. W. Anderson, Jr. reported witnessing one 100′ circular disc with 9-12 portholes along the lower side emitting a soft purple light, and a light at the top which flashed 3 times in 9 seconds, flew at not less than 1,000 m.p.h. It was seen for 25-35 seconds.
Frank Scully’s book Behind the Flying Saucers is published. Scully wrote of the absorption by the U.S. military of the scientific community, the alarming spread of secrecy, the “loyalty hysteria,” and offered his opinions that “more offences are committed under the word ‘defense’ than this world dreams of. He also stated that “as far as we can make out the CIA reports to nobody and is answerable to nobody.”