Korea is divided into Soviet & U.S. zones of occupation along the 38th parallel
U.S. soldiers engage North Korean troops at a spot North of Osan, then retreat with heavy casualties
UN troops cross the 38th parallel into N.Korea
China enters the war
UN Forces capture Pyongyang, North Korea's capital
Chinese army attacks UN forces fifty miles south of the Yalu River in the first battle between the two sides.
UN forces are driven back. Communist troops launch a major offensive, recross the 38th parallel, and begin a second invasion of South Korea
U.S. Air Force planes near Yalu River encounter Red Chinese MiG-15 jet fighters in the first battle ever between jet planes
Seoul is recaptured bu Communist Forces.
Seoul is retaken by UN forces
Gen. MacArthur is fired because he issued a statement to the news media on March 24 that derided China as a vastly overrated military power and predicted their lose in the war. This statement ruined Truman's planned offer for peace talks
Soviet delegate Jacob Malik proposes truce talks
Joseph Stalin dies; new Soviet premier Georgi Malenkov speaks of peaceful coexistances with the United States
Officials of South Korea and North Korea meet in Pyongyang, North Korea, to begin discussions on how to normalize relations between their two countries, a breakthrough conference that opened up new possibilities for the eventual reunification of the two Koreas
Cease-fire signed by Lt.Gen.Nam 2nd and Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison at 10:00 A.M at Panmunjom; 12 hours later the fighting ends.