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Subject: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/10 at 1:02 pm

November 30th 1940 – Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/10 at 1:19 pm

1940 - 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Nostalgic on 12/07/10 at 2:13 am


November 30th 1940 – Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The things you learn in this site ...

I didn't know they were married that far back ...

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/10 at 7:45 am

1940 - Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/10 at 3:08 am

1940 – World War II: Approximately 70 people are killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield as a result of a German air raid.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/10 at 3:25 am

1940 – World War II: In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/11 at 3:06 am

1941 – World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/11 at 11:44 am

1941 – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms Speech in the State of the Union Address.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/11 at 2:14 pm

1941 - In England, the four-day Anglican gathering known as the Malvern Conference opened. It was presided over by Archbishop William Temple.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/11 at 3:35 am

1941 – World War II: First flight of the Avro Lancaster.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/11 at 3:35 am

1941 – World War II: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/11 at 4:21 am

1941 - War Department forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/11 at 4:22 am

1941 - US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/11 at 12:10 pm

1941 – Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/11 at 12:21 pm

1941 – World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/11 at 2:14 pm

1941 – A Nazi officer is murdered in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/11 at 12:15 am

1941 – World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/11 at 1:34 am

1941 – Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/11 at 1:03 pm

1941 – French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/11 at 3:31 pm

1941 - US Senate accepts Omar Bradley's demotion to Brigadier-General

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/11 at 12:20 pm

1941 – Plutonium was first chemically identified by chemist Glenn T. Seaborg and his team at the University of California, Berkeley.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/11 at 1:05 pm

1941 – February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/11 at 7:08 am

1941 - Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (California)

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/11 at 1:41 am

1941 – World War II: The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/11 at 12:45 pm

1941 – World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/11 at 2:39 pm

1941 – In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/11 at 5:33 am

1941 – World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/11 at 5:50 am

1941 - Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra recorded "Green Eyes" & "Maria Elena"

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 1:23 pm

1941 – The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/11 at 4:53 am

1941 – World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/11 at 1:28 pm

1941 – World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – in the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/11 at 12:05 pm

1941 – The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/11 at 12:05 pm

1941 – World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/11 at 2:39 pm

1941 - Germany begins a counter offensive in Africa

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/11 at 12:06 pm

1941 – The Blockade Runner Badge for the German navy is instituted.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/11 at 12:07 pm

1941 – A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/11 at 3:09 am

1941 - Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/11 at 3:09 am

1941 - Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/11 at 3:09 am

1941 - Waltons overture "Scapino," premieres in Chicago

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/11 at 12:16 pm

1941 – World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/11 at 2:24 am

1941 – World War II: The Independent State of Croatia was established, with Ustaše leader Ante Pavelić as head of the puppet government of the Axis powers.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/11 at 1:56 pm

1941 – World War II: The Ustashe, a Croatian far-right organization is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers after the Axis Operation 25 invasion. Rommel attacks Tobruk.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/11 at 12:56 pm

1941 – In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/11 at 12:40 am

1941 – World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/11 at 2:06 pm

1941 - Robert F. Wagner, Sr. introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate stating that U.S. policy should favor the "restoration of the Jews in Palestine." The resolution was supported by 68 Senators.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/11 at 1:38 pm

1941 - Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/11 at 12:39 pm

1941 – Emmanouil Tsouderos becomes the 132nd Prime Minister of Greece.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/11 at 5:35 am

1941 – World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/11 at 12:30 pm

1941 – World War II: German troops enter Athens.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/11 at 12:30 pm

1941 – World War II: The Communist Party of Slovenia, the Slovene Christian Socialists, the left-wing Slovene Sokols (also known as "National Democrats") and a group of progressive intellectuals establish the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Dave on 04/27/11 at 10:48 pm


November 30th 1940 – Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.

SWEET!! I used to live in Greenwich! Did they gat married at that church on Greenwich Ave?

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/11 at 1:50 am

1941 – Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/11 at 1:48 am

1941 – At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/11 at 1:49 am

1941 – The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/11 at 1:06 am

1941 – The German Luftwaffe launch a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/11 at 2:40 pm

1941 – World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/11 at 12:41 pm

1941 – World War II: Battle of Crete – German paratroops invade Crete.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/11 at 12:23 pm

1941 – World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks the then pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/11 at 12:26 pm

1941 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency".

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/11 at 12:27 pm

1941 – World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/11 at 1:40 am

1941 – World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb on the Athenian Acropolis, tear down the Nazi swastika.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/11 at 12:17 pm

1941 – World War II: Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/11 at 12:17 pm

1941 – The Farhud, a pogrom of Iraqi Jews, takes place in Baghdad.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/11 at 1:02 pm

1941 – World War II: The Wehrmacht razes the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground, killing 180 of its inhabitants.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/11 at 1:00 pm

1941 – World War II: Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/11 at 2:13 am

1941 – World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovenia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/11 at 2:12 pm

1941 – Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/11 at 2:12 pm

1941 – German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 3:57 am

1941 – Jedwabne Pogrom: the massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/11 at 2:59 am

1941 – World War II: Montenegrins start a popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak), the first one in Axis-controlled countries.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 2:08 am

1941 – Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 11:54 am

1941 – Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidates the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and names Lavrenti Beria its chief.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/11 at 2:24 pm

1941 – World War II: in response to the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/11 at 12:47 pm

1941 – Japanese troops occupy French Indo-China.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/11 at 4:56 am

1941 – The Holocaust: Under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring ordered SS General Reinhard Heydrich to settle "the final solution of the Jewish question".

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/11 at 1:19 am

1941 – World War II – Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:21 pm

1941 – Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12am, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/11 at 1:15 pm

1941 – World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/11 at 1:05 am

1941 – Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia liberated from Soviet occupants.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 2:22 am

1941 - 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 2:23 am

1941 - KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/11 at 12:15 pm

1941 – Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 1:35 am

1941 – World War II: Siege of Leningrad begins. German forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union's second-largest city, Leningrad.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 2:05 am

1941 – World War II: Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia is about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invade Iran in late August and force the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 5:39 am

1941 – World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 12:59 pm

1941 – World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/11 at 12:12 pm

1941 – World War II: The first gas chamber experiments are conducted at Auschwitz.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/11 at 3:15 pm

1941 – The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/11 at 1:37 am

1941 – World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C complete Babi Yar massacre.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/11 at 2:55 am

1941 – World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/11 at 1:30 am

1941 – World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/11 at 2:23 am

1941 – A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/11 at 1:32 am

1941 – Armed insurgents from the People's Liberation Army of Macedonia attacked Axis occupied zones in the city of Prilep, beginning the National Liberation War of Macedonia.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/11 at 7:06 am

1941 – For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/11 at 7:06 am

1941 – German troops execute the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres, Greece.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/11 at 1:26 am

1941 – World War II: German soldiers began a massacre of thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in Nazi-occupied Serbia.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/11 at 12:44 am

1941 – World War II: French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.
   

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/11 at 11:33 pm

1941 – World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/11 at 2:45 am

1941 – Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the "Great Action".

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/11 at 9:50 am

1941 - Cole Porters musical "Let's Face It," premieres in NYC

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/11 at 1:33 am

1941 – World War II: Franklin Delano Roosevelt approves U.S. $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/11 at 1:33 am

1941 – 1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/11 at 2:21 am

1941 – More than 101 crew members of the USS Reuben James perished when their vessel became the first United States Navy ship sunk by hostile action during World War II after it was torpedoed by the German submarine U-552.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/11 at 2:45 pm

1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/11 at 12:49 pm

1941 – World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/11 at 11:47 pm

1941 – World War II: temperatures around Moscow drop to -12° C as the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/11 at 11:47 pm

1941 – World War II: The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina is destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/11 at 4:02 am

1941 – World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by U-81, sinking the following day.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/11 at 1:38 pm

1941 – World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the German submarine U-81 sustained on November 13.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/11 at 1:38 pm

1941 – World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murdered 9000 Jews in a single day.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/11 at 1:59 am

1941 – World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/11 at 12:16 pm

1941 – World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/11 at 2:00 pm

1941 – Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/11 at 2:00 pm

1941 – World War II: Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/11 at 12:45 pm

1941 – World War II: In the Battle of Moscow Georgy Zhukov launches a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/11 at 12:46 pm

1941 – World War II: Great Britain declares war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/11 at 11:46 am

1941 – World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/11 at 11:35 am

1941 – World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor – The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, causing a declaration of war upon Japan by the United States.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/11 at 11:49 am

1941 – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be "a date which will live in infamy", after which the U.S. and the Republic of China declare war against Japan.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/11 at 11:49 am

1941 – Japanese forces simultaneously invade Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines. These happen concurrently with the Attack on Pearl Harbor, which was on December 7 in the United States.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/11 at 1:27 pm

1941 – World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/11 at 1:27 pm

1941 – World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/11 at 2:52 am

1941 – World War II: The Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers near Malaya.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/11 at 2:52 am

1941 – World War II: Battle of the Philippines – Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma land on the Philippine mainland.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/11 at 6:30 am

1941 – World War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on Germany and Italy.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/11 at 1:06 am

1941 – At a Nazi Party meeting in the Reich Chancellery, Adolf Hitler declared the imminent destruction of the Jewish race.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/11 at 1:44 pm

1941 – World War II: Fifty four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; César Basa is killed.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/11 at 1:44 pm

1941 – World War II: USMC F4F "Wildcats" sink the first 4 major Japanese ships off Wake Island.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/11 at 1:44 pm

1941 – World War II: UK declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/11 at 1:44 pm

1941 – World War II: Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/11 at 2:46 pm

1941 – World War II: Japan signs treaty of alliance with Thailand.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/11 at 11:57 am

1941 – Holocaust: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobitsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/11 at 12:51 pm

1941 – World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/11 at 11:36 pm

1941 – World War II: Japanese forces land in Northern Borneo.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/11 at 1:20 am

1941 – Second World War: Three Italian Royal Navy manned torpedoes detonated limpet mines on British Royal Navy ships, sinking two battleships.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/11 at 11:44 am

1941 – World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/11 at 1:15 am

1941 – World War II: The 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force, popularly known as the Flying Tigers, engaged in its first combat missions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/11 at 1:43 am

1941 – World War II: A formal treaty of alliance between Thailand and Japan is signed in the presence of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/11 at 1:50 am

1941 – World War II: After 15 days of fighting, the Japanese Imperial Army occupies Wake Island.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/11 at 1:29 pm

1941 – World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/11 at 2:59 am

1941 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/12 at 3:49 am

1942 – The Declaration by the United Nations is signed by twenty-six nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/12 at 3:05 am

1942 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/12 at 3:05 am

1942 – World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/12 at 8:01 am

1942 – World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/12 at 1:13 pm

1942 – World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/12 at 1:04 pm

1942 – Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/12 at 1:04 pm

1942 – World War II: First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/12 at 12:14 pm

1942 – World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.

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Written By: Muslickz on 01/30/12 at 1:47 pm

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/12 at 1:32 pm

1942 – Second World War: Allied forces retreated from British Malaya to Singapore, ceding control of the country to Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/12 at 1:56 am

1942 – Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/12 at 11:05 pm

1942 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese Army began the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among Chinese Singaporeans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/12 at 5:42 am

1942 – A book-burning was held and politicians were arrested in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as part of a simulated Nazi invasion

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/12 at 5:43 am

1942 – World War II: nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/12 at 5:43 am

1942 – World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/12 at 3:44 am

1942 – Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/12 at 5:57 am

1942 – The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 26, 1942.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/12 at 5:24 am

1942 – World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/12 at 4:14 am

1942 – World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/12 at 1:05 pm

June 22nd 1942 – Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/12 at 7:49 am

June 23rd 1942 – World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/12 at 7:49 am

June 23rd 1942 – World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/12 at 1:12 pm

1942 – Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union are established.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/12 at 3:55 am

October 23rd 1942 – World War II: Japanese forces began their ill-fated attempt to recapture Henderson Field from the Americans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/12 at 3:56 am

October 23rd 1942 – World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: – At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/12 at 3:56 am

October 23rd 1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom", "Blue Hawaii").

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/12 at 3:24 am

October 26th 1942 – World War II: In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier, Hornet, is sunk and another aircraft carrier, Enterprise, is heavily damaged.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/12 at 5:48 am

October 29th 1942 – The Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: warped on 11/01/12 at 6:26 am

70 years ago today, it was November 1, 1942.

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Written By: Howard on 11/04/12 at 2:12 pm


70 years ago today, it was November 1, 1942.


So what actually happened?  ???

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Written By: warped on 11/04/12 at 2:18 pm


So what actually happened?  ???

My post meant nothing, I was just being silly.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/12 at 2:19 am


So what actually happened?  ???

My post meant nothing, I was just being silly.
Something must had happened somewhere!

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: warped on 11/05/12 at 8:10 am


Something must had happened somewhere!


70 years ago today, someone 30 years ago said something must had happened somewhere 40 years earlier.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/12 at 10:13 am


70 years ago today, someone 30 years ago said something must had happened somewhere 40 years earlier.
November 1st 1942 was the 10th day of battle at El Alamein.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/12 at 11:46 am

November 11th 1942 – World War II: The Allies defeated the Axis at the Second Battle of El Alamein, Egypt, turning the tide in the North African Campaign by ending Axis hopes of taking control of the Suez Canal and thus gaining access east to the Middle Eastern oil fields.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/13 at 10:18 pm

February 2nd 1943 – World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/13 at 7:39 am

February 3rd 1943 – The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/13 at 6:58 pm

February 7th 1943 – Imperial Japanese naval forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/13 at 10:35 pm

February 14th 1943

– World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.

– World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/13 at 11:21 pm

February 16th 1943

– World War II: Red Army troops re-enter Kharkov.

– World War II: Insertion of Operation Gunnerside, Norway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/13 at 12:25 am

February 19th 1943 – World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/13 at 6:43 pm

February 20th 1943 – The Saturday Evening Post published the first of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms, some of the most widely distributed paintings ever produced, in support of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/13 at 10:15 pm

February 22nd 1943 – World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/13 at 7:18 pm

February 23rd 1943 – A fire breaks out at St. Joseph's Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, killing 36 people (35 of whom are children).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/13 at 12:08 am

March 5th 1943 – First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/13 at 2:38 am

March 13th 1943 – The Holocaust: Nazi German troops began liquidating the Jewish Ghetto in Kraków, Poland, sending about 8,000 Jews deemed able to work to the Plaszow labor camp with the rest either killed or sent to Auschwitz.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/13 at 4:31 am

March 14th 1943 – World War II – The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/13 at 3:16 am

March 15th 1943 – World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/13 at 11:32 am

March 19th 1943 – Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/13 at 5:09 am

March 21st 1943 – Wehrmacht officer Rudolf von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through. Von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/13 at 6:46 am

March 22nd 1943 – World War II: The entire population of the village of Khatyn in Belarus was burnt alive by Nazi German forces, with participation from their Ukrainian and Belarusian collaborators.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/13 at 5:03 am

March 27th 1943 – World War II: Battle of the Komandorski Islands – In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/13 at 5:51 am

April 8th 1943 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/13 at 11:03 am

April 13th 1943:

– The neoclassical Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., was formally dedicated on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.

– World War II: German news announced the discovery of a mass grave of Polish prisoners of war killed by Soviet forces, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government-in-exile and the USSR.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/13 at 4:05 am

April 19th 1943 – The Holocaust: Nazi troops entered the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, sparking the first mass uprising in Poland against the German occupation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/13 at 5:32 am

April 30th 1943 – Second World War: The Royal Navy submarine HMS Seraph began Operation Mincemeat to deceive Germany about the upcoming invasion of Sicily.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/13 at 4:11 am

May 11th 1943 – World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/13 at 4:17 am

May 13th 1943 – World War II: German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/13 at 7:35 am

May 14th 1943 – Second World War: The Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was attacked and sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland, killing 268 people aboard.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/13 at 4:11 am

May 15th 1943 – Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/13 at 4:10 am

May 16 1943:

– Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.

– Royal Air Force Dambusters embarked on a raid to deploy bouncing bombs on German dams in Operation Chastise during the Second World War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/13 at 4:21 am

May 16th 1943

– The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.

– World War II: the Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/13 at 4:38 am

May 2nd 1943 – Joseph Stalin disbands Comintern.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/13 at 4:24 am

May 24th 1943 – Holocaust: Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/13 at 4:30 am

June 3rd 1943 – In Los Angeles, California, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/13 at 4:36 am

June 12th 1943 – Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/13 at 4:12 am

June 20th 1943 – The Detroit Race Riot breaks out and continues for three more days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/13 at 4:47 am

July 1st 1943 – Tokyo City was dissolved, with its territory divided into the special wards of the newly created Tokyo Metropolis.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/13 at 4:57 am

July 9th 1943 – World War II: Operation Husky – Allied forces perform an amphibious invasion of Sicily.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/13 at 4:24 am

July 11th 1943 – In a massive ethnic cleansing operation, units of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army attacked various Polish villages in the Volhynia region of present-day Ukraine, killing the Polish civilians and burning those settlements to the ground.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/13 at 4:24 am

July 11th 1943 – World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/13 at 4:26 am

July 24th 1943 – Second World War: RAF Bomber Command began Operation Gomorrah, the strategic bombing of Hamburg, Germany, eventually killing at least 50,000 and leaving over a million others homeless.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/13 at 4:26 am

July 25th 1943 – World War II: Benito Mussolini is forced out of office by his own Italian Grand Council and is replaced by Pietro Badoglio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/13 at 1:07 am

August 23rd 1943 – World War II: The decisive Soviet victory in the Battle of Kursk gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/13 at 4:25 am

September 3rd 1943 – World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy begins on the same day that U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/13 at 4:05 am

September 6th 1943 – A group of businessmen in Monterrey, Mexico, founded the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, now one of the largest universities in Latin America.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/13 at 4:53 am

September 7th 1943 – A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas, kills 55 people.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/13 at 4:54 am

September 7th 1943 – World War II: The German 17th Army begins its evacuation of the Kuban River bridgehead (Taman Peninsula) in southern Russia and moves across the Strait of Kerch to the Crimea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/13 at 6:40 am

September 12th 1943 – World War II: Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, is rescued from house arrest on the Gran Sasso in Abruzzi, by German commando forces led by Otto Skorzeny.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/13 at 11:50 am

October 17th 1943 – The Holocaust: Three days after a successful revolt by inmates, Sobibor extermination camp in eastern Poland was closed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/13 at 5:04 am

October 19th 1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/13 at 4:04 am

October 21st 1943 – The Provisional Government of Free India is formally declared by Subhas Chandra Bose.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/13 at 2:03 am

October 22nd 1943 – World War II: in the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/13 at 11:51 pm

October 24th 1943 – The Provisional Government of Free India formally declared war on Britain and the United States of America.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 11:13 pm

October 31st 1943 – World War II: An F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception by a USN or USMC aircraft.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/13 at 3:38 am

November 1st 1943 – World War II: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/13 at 3:38 am

November 1st 1943 – World War II: In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/13 at 2:46 am

November 6th 1943 – World War II: the Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city's ancient buildings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/13 at 2:01 pm

December 2nd 1943 – World War II: The Luftwaffe conducted a surprise air raid on Allied ships in Bari, Italy, sinking 18 ships and releasing one ship's secret cargo of mustard gas.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/13 at 1:46 am

December 4th 1943 – World War II: In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito proclaims a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/13 at 1:55 am

December 4th 1943 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 2:10 am

December 5th 1943 – World War II: U.S. Army Air Force begins attacking Germany's secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/13 at 3:07 am

December 13th 1943 – World War II: The Massacre of Kalavryta by German occupying forces in Greece.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/13 at 8:43 am

December 15th 1943 – World War II: The Battle of Arawe begins during the New Britain Campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/14 at 3:47 pm

January 3rd 1944 – World War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Vought F4U Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/14 at 5:38 am

January 4th 1944 – World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/14 at 1:55 am

January 17th 1944 – World War II: Allied forces launch the first of four assaults on Monte Cassino with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/14 at 5:14 am

January 18th 1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/14 at 5:15 am

January 18th 1944 – Soviet forces liberate Leningrad, effectively ending a three-year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/14 at 3:33 am

January 22nd 1944 – World War II: The Allies commenced Operation Shingle, an amphibious landing against Axis forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/14 at 3:35 am

January 27th 1944 – World War II: The Soviet Leningrad–Novgorod Offensive successfully lifted the Siege of Leningrad, 872 days after it began.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/14 at 3:08 am

January 29th 1944 – World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/14 at 3:09 am

January 29th 1944 – In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/14 at 3:56 am

January 30th 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Cisterna, part of Operation Shingle, begins in central Italy.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/14 at 3:57 am

January 30th 1944 – World War II: American troops land on Majuro.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/14 at 8:28 am

January 31st 1944 – World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/14 at 8:28 am

January 31st 1944 – World War II: During the Anzio campaign the 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/14 at 5:06 am

February 23rd 1944 – The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/14 at 4:08 am

February 24th 1944 – Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/14 at 5:36 am

March 1st 1944 – World War II: American and Australian troops won the Battle of Sio in New Guinea.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/14 at 2:49 am

March 5th 1944 – World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in the western Ukrainian SSR.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/14 at 3:04 am

March 10th 1944 – Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/14 at 3:11 am

March 19th 1944 – World War II: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/14 at 3:09 am

March 24th 1944 – World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of the German camp Stalag Luft III.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/14 at 4:14 am

April 1st 1944 – Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/14 at 2:32 am

April 4th 1944 – World War II: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 04/04/14 at 12:33 pm


April 4th 1944 – World War II: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.

That date was written in shorthand as 4/4/44!

Too bad something tragic occurred on that day, however. :(

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/14 at 5:11 am

April 5th 1944 – World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/14 at 2:06 am

April 25th 1944 – The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/14 at 1:40 am

April 29th 1944 – Second World War: British agent Nancy Wake parachuted into the Auvergne, becoming a liaison between the Special Operations Executive and the local maquis group

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/14 at 4:38 am

May 11th 1944 – World War II: The Allies begin a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/14 at 5:13 am

May 18th 1944 – World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino – Conclusion after seven days of the fourth battle as German paratroopers evacuate Monte Cassino.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/14 at 5:13 am

May 18th 1944 – Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/14 at 6:36 am

May 21st 1944 - German Lutheran theologian and Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter from prison: 'God alone protects; otherwise there is nothing.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/14 at 3:45 am

May 22nd 1944 - The Gospel Mission of South America was founded by William M. Strong in Concepcion, Chile. An interdenominational Protestant missions agency, its headquarters moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1975.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/14 at 3:47 am

May 29th 1944 - German Lutheran theologian and Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter: 'We are to find God in what we know, not in what we don't know; God wants us to realize His presence, not in unsolved problems, but in those that are solved.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/14 at 7:02 am

June 4th 1944 – A United States Navy task group captured German submarine U-505, the first warship to be captured by U.S. forces on the high seas since the War of 1812.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/14 at 1:48 am

June 5th 1944 – World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/14 at 2:15 am

June 5th 1944 - German Lutheran theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter from prison: 'Certainly one must try everything, but only to become more certain what God's way is.'

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/14 at 12:25 am

The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the restoration of the French Republic, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/14 at 4:05 am

June 9th 1944 – World War II: 99 civilians are hanged from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/14 at 4:05 am

June 9th 1944 – World War II: the Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/14 at 2:20 am

june 10th 1944 – World War II: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/14 at 2:21 am

June 10th 1944 – World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/14 at 2:21 am

June 10th 1944 – In baseball, 15-year old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/14 at 3:51 am

June 11th 1944 – USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/14 at 3:59 am

June 12th 1944 – American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/14 at 4:04 am

June 13th 1944 – World War II: German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/14 at 4:05 am

June 13th 1944 – World War II: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/14 at 5:12 am

June 17th 1944 – Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/14 at 3:31 am

June 19th 1944 – World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/14 at 3:24 am

June 20th 1944 – World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/14 at 3:25 am

June 20th 1944 – Continuation war: the Soviet Union demands an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive. The Finnish government refuses.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/14 at 4:09 am

June 25th 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/14 at 4:10 am

June 25th 1944 – World War II: United States Navy and Royal Navy ships bombard Cherbourg to support United States Army units engaged in the Battle of Cherbourg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/14 at 4:10 am

June 25th 1944 – The final page of the comic Krazy Kat was published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/14 at 3:18 am

July 3rd 1944 – World War II: Minsk is liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/14 at 4:12 am

July 21st 1944 – World War II: Battle of Guam – American troops land on Guam starting the battle. It would end on August 10.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/14 at 4:13 am

July 21st 1944 – World War II: Claus von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators are executed in Berlin, Germany for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/14 at 5:40 am

July 26th 1944 – World War II: the Soviet Army enters Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine, capturing it from the Nazis. Only 300 Jews survive out of 160,000 living in Lviv prior to occupation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/14 at 5:41 am

July 26th 1944 – The first German V-2 rocket hits the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/14 at 4:38 pm

July 27th 1944 – World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/14 at 4:34 am

August 5th 1944 – World War II: Possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurs as 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/14 at 4:34 am

August 5th 1944 – World War II: Polish insurgents liberate a German labor camp in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/14 at 4:34 am

August 5th 1944 – World War II: The Nazis begin a week-long massacre of anywhere between 40,000 and 100,000 civilians and prisoners of war in Wola, Poland.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/14 at 11:52 am

August 21st 1944 – Delegations from Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States, met at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. to discuss the formation of the United Nations.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/14 at 2:24 am

August 22nd 1944 – World War II: Wehrmacht infantry carried out an assault operation against the civilian residents of nine villages located in the Amari Valley on the Greek island of Crete.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/14 at 5:50 am

August 28th 1944 – World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/14 at 4:01 am

September 4th 1944 – World War II: the British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/14 at 4:01 am

September 4th 1944 – World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/14 at 3:56 am

October 16th 1944 – Wally Walrus, Woody Woodpecker's first steady foil, was debuted at the The Beach Nut, a Walter Lantz's cartoon.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 11/07/14 at 12:53 pm

November 7, 1944: FDR was elected to the presidency for a 4th and final time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/14 at 6:01 pm

I missed this date!

On 20 October 1944, troops of Krueger's Sixth Army landed on Leyte, while MacArthur watched from the light cruiser USS Nashville. That afternoon he arrived off the beach. The advance had not progressed far; snipers were still active and the area was under sporadic mortar fire. When his whaleboat grounded in knee-deep water, MacArthur requested a landing craft, but the beachmaster was too busy to grant his request. MacArthur was compelled to wade ashore.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Douglas_MacArthur_lands_Leyte1.jpg

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/14 at 4:16 pm

December 16th 1944 – World War II: The Battle of the Bulge begins with the surprise offensive of three German armies through the Ardennes forest.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/15 at 2:53 am

January 3rd 1945 – World War II: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa in Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/15 at 9:24 pm

January 25tn 1945 – World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/15 at 6:40 pm

1945 – World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/15 at 6:40 pm

1945 – World War II: Audie Murphy in action that will later win him the Medal of Honor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/15 at 3:13 am

February 3rd 1945 – World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/15 at 9:13 pm

February 4th 1945 – World War II: The Yalta Conference between the "Big Three" (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/15 at 8:49 pm

February 5th 1945 – World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/15 at 8:35 pm

February 9th 1945 – World War II: The Battle of the Atlantic – HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/15 at 8:26 pm

February 13th1945 – World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/15 at 8:27 pm

February 13th 1945 – World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/15 at 8:27 pm

February 14th 1945 – World War II: On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/15 at 8:27 pm

February 14th 1945 – World War II: Navigational error leads to the mistaken bombing of Prague, Czechoslovakia by an American squadron of B-17s assisting in the Soviet's Vistula–Oder Offensive.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/15 at 8:28 pm

February 14th 1945 – World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/15 at 8:29 pm

February 14th 1945 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially beginning U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/15 at 5:47 am

February 19th 1945 – World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima: About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/15 at 12:49 am

1945 – World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten U.S. Navy Corpsman, reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/15 at 12:50 am

1945 – World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/15 at 2:44 am

1945 – Egyptian Premier Ahmad Mahir Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/15 at 2:17 am

1945 – World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila in the Philippines.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/15 at 2:18 am

1945 – World War II: A former Armia Krajowa unit massacres at least 150 Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/15 at 2:18 am

1945 – World War II: The RAF accidentally bombs the Bezuidenhout neighbourhood in The Hague, Netherlands, killing 511 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/15 at 12:13 pm

1945 – The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces begin, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/15 at 4:45 am

1945 – World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/15 at 3:04 am

1945 – World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the island is officially secured by American forces.

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Written By: nally on 04/12/15 at 11:24 am

April 12, 1945: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt passed away, with Harry Truman (who had been elected VP five months earlier, the fourth time that FDR had been elected to the presidency) taking over. FDR was the most recent sitting president of the US to die a natural death, a cerebral hemorrhage. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/15 at 7:19 am

1945 – Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/15 at 4:41 am

1945 – World War II: US troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/15 at 4:41 am

1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/15 at 4:41 am

1945 – Twenty Jewish children used in medical experiments at Neuengamme are killed in the basement of the Bullenhuser Damm school.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/15 at 2:40 am

1945 – World War II: Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Göring sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/15 at 2:38 am

1945 – World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio City and they fight against the Japanese forces under General Tomoyuki Yamasheesha.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:51 am

1945 – World War II: The German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:51 am

1945 – World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:52 am

1945 – World War II: The Captain-class frigate HMS Goodall (K479) is torpedoed by U-286 outside the Kola Inlet becoming the last ship of the Royal Navy sunk in the European theatre of World War II.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:52 am

1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun commit suicide the following day.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:52 am

1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:52 am

1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/15 at 10:53 am


1944 – World War II: British agent Nancy Wake, a leading figure in the French Resistance and the Gestapo's most wanted person, parachutes back into France to become a liaison between London and the local maquis group.

1945 – World War II: The German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.

1945 – World War II: Start of Operation Manna.

1945 – World War II: The Captain-class frigate HMS Goodall (K479) is torpedoed by U-286 outside the Kola Inlet becoming the last ship of the Royal Navy sunk in the European theatre of World War II.

1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun commit suicide the following day.

1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
Busy day for World War II

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Written By: nally on 04/30/15 at 1:51 pm


Busy day for World War II

The very next day (30 April 1945), Hitler, knowing full well that the end was near, took his own life.

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Written By: Howard on 04/30/15 at 3:15 pm


The very next day (30 April 1945), Hitler, knowing full well that the end was near, took his own life.


Didn't he commit suicide? ???

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/15 at 3:25 pm


The very next day (30 April 1945), Hitler, knowing full well that the end was near, took his own life.

Didn't he commit suicide? ???

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/15 at 5:12 am

1945 – World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany". The Soviet flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery, by order of Stalin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/15 at 5:12 am

1945 – World War II: Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda commit suicide in the Reich Garden outside the Führerbunker. Their children are also killed by having cyanide pills inserted into their mouths by their mother, Magda.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/15 at 5:12 am

1945 – World War II: Up to 2,500 people die in a mass suicide in Demmin following the advance of the Red Army.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/15 at 5:13 am

1945 – World War II: Yugoslav Partisans free Trieste.

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Written By: Howard on 05/01/15 at 6:59 am





It was cyanide then to end it all he shot himself along with Eva Braun.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:37 am

1940 – World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:37 am

1940 – World War II: Norwegian Campaign: Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulate to German forces after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:39 am

1945 – World War II: Canadian and British troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark from German occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:39 am

1945 – World War II: The Prague uprising begins as an attempt by the Czech resistance to free the city from German occupation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/15 at 4:18 am

1945 – World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/15 at 4:19 am

1945 – World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/15 at 4:26 am

1945 – World War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany's participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 12:56 am

May 8th 1945 – Hundreds of Algerian civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Sétif massacre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 12:56 am

May 8th 1945 – World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Reims, France, to an unconditional surrender.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 12:56 am

May 8th 1945 – Dissolution and surrender of Nazi Germany and all its forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 12:57 am

May 8th 1945 – End of the Prague uprising, celebrated now as a national holiday in the Czech Republic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 12:57 am

May 8th 1945 – The Halifax Riot starts when thousands of civilians and servicemen rampage through Halifax.

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Written By: nally on 05/08/15 at 1:20 pm


May 8th 1945 – World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Reims, France, to an unconditional surrender.

May 8th 1945 – Dissolution and surrender of Nazi Germany and all its forces.

A key event in WWII.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/15 at 3:15 am

May 9th 1945 – World War II: Ratification in Berlin-Karlshorst of the German unconditional surrender of May 8 in Rheims, France, with the signatures of Marshal Georgy Zhukov for the Soviet Union, and for the Western Headquarters Sir Arthur Tedder, British Air Marshal and Eisenhower's deputy, and for the German side of Colonel-General Hans-Jürgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as the Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/15 at 3:15 am

May 9th 1945 – World War II: The Channel Islands are liberated by the British after five years of German occupation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:44 am

May 12th 1945 – Argentinian labour leader José Peter declares the Federación Obrera de la Industria de la Carne dissolved.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/15 at 8:15 am

May 22nd 1945 – Operation Paperclip: United States Army Major Robert B. Staver recommends that the U.S. evacuate German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/15 at 7:28 am

May 23rd 1945 – World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Schutzstaffel, commits suicide while in Allied custody.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/15 at 7:29 am

May 23rd 1945 – World War II: The Flensburg Government under Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz is dissolved when its members are captured and arrested by British forces at Flensburg in Northern Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/15 at 1:04 am

May 29th 1945 – First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/15 at 4:42 am

June 5th 1945 – The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:58 am

June 10th 1945 – Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/15 at 5:38 am

June 18th 1945 – William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw") is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/15 at 5:06 am

June 20th 1945 – The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to America.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 3:42 am

June 22nd 1945 – The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end.

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 12:55 pm


June 22nd 1945 – The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end.
http://www.history.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/okinawa.jpg

Subject: Re: 70 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/15 at 9:33 am

June 26th 1945 – The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/15 at 1:41 am

June 29th 1945 – Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:20 am

July 16th 1945 – World War II: The heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb "Little Boy" bound for Tinian Island.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:21 am

July 16th 1945 – Manhattan Project: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

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July 17th 1945 – Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Harry S. Truman, leaders of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States respectively, met in Potsdam to decide what should be done with post-war Germany.

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July 23rd 1945 – The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.

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July 26th 1945 – The Labour Party won the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, replacing Winston Churchill as Prime Minister with Clement Attlee.

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July 26th 1945 – The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.

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July 26th 1945 – HMS Vestal is the last British Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the Second World War

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July 26th 1945 – The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

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July 26th 1945 – The Labour Party won the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, replacing Winston Churchill as Prime Minister with Clement Attlee.


July 26th 1945 – The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.


July 26th 1945 – HMS Vestal is the last British Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the Second World War


July 26th 1945 – The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
All on the same day!

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July 28th 1945 – A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.

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July 30th 1945 – World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.

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August 2nd 1945 – World War II: End of the Potsdam Conference.

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August 6th 1945 – World War II: The U.S. Army Air Force bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb named "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan, killing as many as 140,000 people.

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August 14, 1945: Japan accepted the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor recorded the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).

...and American actor Steve Martin was born.

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August 14, 1945: Japan accepted the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor recorded the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).
With remembrance services beingheld world wide.

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August 16, 1945:

An assassination attempt is made on Japan's prime minister, Kantarō Suzuki.
Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.
The National Representatives' Congress, the precursor of the current National Assembly of Vietnam, convenes in Sơn Dương.

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August 17th 1945 – Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta proclaimed the independence of Indonesia, igniting the Indonesian National Revolution against the Dutch Empire.

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August 18th 1945 – Sukarno takes office as the first president of Indonesia, following the country's declaration of independence the previous day.

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August 19th 1945 – During the August Revolution against French colonial rule, the Viet Minh under Ho Chi Minh took control of Hanoi in northern Vietnam.

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August 21st 1945 – Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality accident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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August 23rd 1945 – Soviet–Japanese War: The USSR State Defense Committee issues Decree no. 9898cc "About Receiving, Accommodation, and Labor Utilization of the Japanese Army Prisoners of War".

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September 1st 1945 - Philadelphia Phillies' Vince DiMaggio ties National League record with fourth grand slam of season.

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September 3rd 1945 – A three-day celebration begins in China, following the Victory over Japan Day on September 2.

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September 7th 1945 – Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.

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September 7th 1945 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Empire of Japan formally surrenders to China.

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September 10th 1945 – Mike the Headless Chicken was decapitated in a farm in Colorado; he survived another 18 months as part of sideshows before choking to death in Phoenix, Arizona.

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September 11th 1945 – The Japanese-run camp at Batu Lintang, Sarawak, in Borneo was liberated by the Australian 9th Division, averting the planned massacre of its 2,000-plus Allied POWs and civilian internees by four days.

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September 18th 1945 – General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.

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September 22nd 1945 - Stan Musial gets five hits off five pitchers on five consecutive pitches

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January 17th 1946 – The UN Security Council holds its first session.

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January 19th 1946 – General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals

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January 19th 1946 – General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals

Also, American singer Dolly Parton was born! :D

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January 22nd 1946 – Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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January 22nd 1946 – In Iran, Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at Chahar Cheragh Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president and Haji Baba Sheikh is the prime minister.

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January 25th 1946 – The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.

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February 1st 1946 – Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary-General.

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February 1st 1946 – The Parliament of Hungary abolishes the monarchy after nine centuries, and proclaims the Hungarian Republic.

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February 8th 1946 – The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.

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February 10th 1946 - Jackie Robinson and Rachel Isum were married.

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February 12th 1946 – African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.

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February 12th 1946 – World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.

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February 14th 1946 – The Bank of England is nationalized.

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February 15th 1946 - Edith Houghton, at age 33, was signed as a baseball scout by the Philadelphia Phillies becoming the first female scout in the major leagues.

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February 15th 1946 – ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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February 18th 1946 – Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Bombay harbour, from where the action spreads throughout the Provinces of British India, involving 78 ships, twenty shore establishments and 20,000 sailors

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February 19th 1946 - Danny Gardella became the first major league player to go to the Mexican League.

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February 24th 1946 – Colonel Juan Perón, founder of the political movement that became known as Peronism, elected to his first term as President of Argentina.

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February 26th 1946 – Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.

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March 1st 1946 – The Bank of England is nationalised.

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March 2nd 1946 – Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.

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March 9th 1946 – Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more.

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March 11th 1946 – Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.

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March 18th 1946 – Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Soviet Union are established.

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March 21st 1946 - The Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington. Washington was the first black player to join a National Football League team since 1933.

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March 21st 1946 - The first Mexican League baseball game was played.

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March 24th 1946 – The British Cabinet Mission, consisting of Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander, arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.

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March 25th 1946 – Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico's leading universities, is founded.

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March 30th 1946 - Maurice "The Rocket" Richard scored his first of three overtime goals in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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April 7th 1946 – Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.

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April 8th 1946 – Électricité de France, the world's largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors.

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April 18th 1946 – The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.

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April 25th 1946 – Naperville train disaster kills 47 in Naperville, Illinois.

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May 5th 1946 – The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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May 6th 1946 - The New York Yankees became the first major league baseball team to travel by plane.

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May 7th 1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.

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May 8th 1946 – Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn.

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May 9th 1946 - "NBC's Hour Glass" premiered. It was the first hour long entertainment show.

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May 9th 1946 – King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by Umberto II.

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May 10th 1946 - The Boston Red Sox won their 15th straight game.

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May 10th 1946 – First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.

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May 10th 1946 - The Boston Red Sox won their 15th straight game.

May 10th 1946 – First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.

...and singer Donovan Leitch, simply known as Donovan, was born.

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May 11th 1946 – The United Malays National Organisation is created.

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May 16th 1946 - "Annie Get Your Gun" opened on Broadway.

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May 16th 1946 - Jack Mullin showed the world the first magnetic tape recorder.

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May 17th 1946 - U.S. President Truman seized control of the nation's railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.

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May 28th 1946 - The first night game at Yankee Stadium I took place. The Senators beat the Yankees 2-1.

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June 9th 1946 - Mel Ott (with the New York Giants) became the first manager to be ejected from a doubleheader (both games).

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June 9th 1946 – King Ananda Mahidol is found shot dead in his bedroom, Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailand. He is currently the world's longest reigning monarch.

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June 10th 1946 - Italy established a republic replacing its monarchy. 

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