Annals of Insanity, #237: No War in 1950!

This Los Angeles Times article, from New Year’s Day 1950, makes a variety of optimistic predictions about the year to come, with just one slight mistake.

Like most top officials, [Vice President Alben] Barkley sees little likelihood of war during 1950. ‘I think the odds are strongly against it,’ he says. They’re 1000 to one, reports the International Statistical Bureau.