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Subject: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 03/17/15 at 10:35 pm

I didn't see one of these posted yet.


March 18, 1940: During WWII,: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at Brenner Pass in the Alps and agreed to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.

The previous day, March 17th, was Palm Sunday that year (and the most recent occasion that Palm Sunday has occurred on St. Patrick's Day!). (It won't happen again until sometime in the 24th century.)

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 04/10/15 at 1:06 pm

April 10, 1940 - WWII: First Naval Battle of Narvik: The British Royal Navy attacked the German fleet in the Ofotfjord. At Bergen, German cruiser Königsberg was sunk by British Fleet Air Arm Blackburn Skua dive bombers flying from RNAS Hatston in Orkney.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/15 at 2:41 am

1940 – The Rhythm Night Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

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

1940 – The 1940 Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/15 at 4:25 am

1940 – The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/15 at 3:13 am

May 9th 1940 – World War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:14 pm

May 10th 1940 – World War II: German fighters accidentally bomb the German city of Freiburg.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:14 pm

May 10th 1940 – World War II: German raids on British shipping convoys and military airfields begin.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:15 pm

May 10th 1940 – World War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:15 pm

May 10th 1940 – World War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:16 pm

May 10th 1940 – World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:16 pm


May 10th 1940 – World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
Did we invade Iceland, that is news to me!

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:23 pm

May 13th 1940 – World War II: Germany's conquest of France begins as the German army crosses the Meuse. Winston Churchill makes his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:24 pm

May 13th 1940 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to Great Britain after the German invasion. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/15 at 4:42 am

May 14th 1940 – World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/15 at 4:42 am

May 14th 1940 – World War II: The Battle of the Netherlands ends with the Netherlands surrendering to Germany.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/15 at 4:42 am

May 14th 1940 – The Yermolayev Yer-2, a long-range Soviet medium bomber, makes its first flight.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/15 at 8:51 am

1940 – World War II: Operation Dynamo: In northern France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/15 at 8:51 am

26th May 1940 – World War II: The Siege of Calais ends with the surrender of the British and French garrison.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/15 at 11:38 pm

1940 – World War II: Belgium surrenders to Nazi Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/15 at 11:38 pm

1940 – World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:06 am

June 3rd 1940 – World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:07 am

June 3rd 1940 – World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk ends with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:07 am

June 3rd 1940 – Franz Rademacher proposes plans to make Madagascar the "Jewish homeland", an idea that had first been considered by 19th century journalist Theodor Herzl.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/15 at 8:19 am

June 4th 1940 – World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends – British forces complete evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivers his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/15 at 4:40 am

June 5th 1940 – World War II: After a brief lull in the Battle of France, the Germans renew the offensive against the remaining French divisions south of the River Somme in Operation Fall Rot ("Case Red").

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/07/15 at 5:00 am

June 7th 1940 – King Haakon VII, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leaves Tromsø and goes into exile in London. They return exactly five years later

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 06/07/15 at 11:18 pm


June 7th 1940 – King Haakon VII, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leaves Tromsø and goes into exile in London. They return exactly five years later

...and UK singer Tom Jones was born!

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/15 at 6:24 am

June 8th 1940 – World War II: the completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:57 am

June 10th 1940 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions with his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:57 am

June 10th 1940 – World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

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

June 10th 1940 – World War II: Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/15 at 5:37 am

June 18th 1940 – Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/15 at 5:37 am

June 18th 1940 – "Finest Hour" speech by Winston Churchill.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/15 at 5:04 am

June 20th 1940 – World War II: Italy begins an unsuccessful invasion of France.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 3:37 am

June 22nd 1940 – France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 3:06 am

June 23rd 1940 – World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/15 at 5:15 am

June 24th 1940 – World War II: Operation Collar, the first British Commando raid on occupied France, by No 11 Independent Company.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/15 at 3:33 am

June 25th 1940 – World War II: France officially surrenders to Germany at 01:35.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/15 at 9:30 am

June 26th 1940 – World War II: Under the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/15 at 7:24 am

July 2nd 1940 – Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/15 at 12:20 am

1940 – The Story Bridge in Brisbane, the longest cantilever bridge in Australia, was opened by Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, Governor of Queensland.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 07/07/15 at 11:05 am

July 7, 1940: Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was born. Happy 75th birthday Ringo!!

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/15 at 1:35 am

July 10th 1940 – World War II: The Vichy government is established in France.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/15 at 1:36 am

July 10th 1940 – World War II: Battle of Britain: The German Luftwaffe begins attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 5:09 am

July 11th 1940 – World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Philippe Pétain becomes Prime Minister of France.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/15 at 5:26 am

July 19th 1940 – World War II: Battle of Cape Spada: The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/15 at 5:27 am

July 19th 1940 – Field Marshal Ceremony: First occasion in World War II, that Hitler appointed field marshals due to military achievements.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/15 at 5:27 am

July 19th 1940 – World War II: Army order 112 forms the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 2:59 am

July 23rd 1940 – US Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issued a declaration that the US would not recognize the Soviet Union's annexation of the Baltic states.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/15 at 1:52 am

July 27th 1940 – Bugs Bunny debuted in the animated cartoon A Wild Hare.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/15 at 1:54 am


July 27th 1940 – Bugs Bunny debuted in the animated cartoon A Wild Hare.
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Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 07/27/15 at 11:03 am


July 27th 1940 – Bugs Bunny debuted in the animated cartoon A Wild Hare.

Happy 75th birthday to a well-celebrated cartoon character!

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/15 at 3:40 am

July 29th 1940 - John Sigmund of St. Louis, MO completed a 292-mile swim down the Mississippi River. The swim from St. Louis to Caruthersville, MO took him 89 hours and 48 minutes.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/15 at 3:55 am

August 3rd 1940 – World War II: Italy began their invasion of British Somaliland.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/15 at 11:28 am

August 5th 1940 – World War II: The Soviet Union formally annexes Latvia.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/15 at 1:33 pm

August 5th 1940 - Saint Louis Browns' John Whitheead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in six innings.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 4:01 am

August 6th 1940 – Estonia was illegally annexed by the Soviet Union.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 2:23 am

August 7th 1940 – World War II: Alsace-Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 3:32 am

August 8th 1940 – The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/15 at 7:49 am

August 15th 1940 – An Italian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbor during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/15 at 2:50 am

August 19th 1940 – First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 3:33 am

September 6th 1940 – King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 12:51 am

September 7th 1940 – Second World War: The German Luftwaffe changed their strategy in the Battle of Britain and began bombing London and other British cities and towns for over 50 consecutive nights.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 1:10 am

September 7th 1940 – Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobruja to Bulgaria.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 3:01 am

September 9th 1940 – George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 3:01 am

September 9th 1940 – Treznea massacre: The Hungarian Army, supported by local Hungarians kill 93 Romanian civilians in Treznea, a village in Northern Transylvania, as part of attempts to ethnic cleansing.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/15 at 12:39 am

September 9th 1940 – Ip massacre: The Hungarian Army, supported by local Hungarians, kill 158 Romanian civilians in Ip, Sălaj, a village in Northern Transylvania, an act of ethnic cleansing.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/15 at 2:52 am

September 18th 1940 – The British liner SS City of Benares is sunk by German submarine U-48; those killed include 77 child refugees.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 11/13/15 at 3:24 pm

November 13, 1940 : Walt Disney's Fantasia, the first commercial film shown in stereophonic sound, premiered at The Broadway Theatre in New York City.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/30/15 at 10:29 am

December 30, 1940: California's first modern freeway, the future State Route 110, opens to traffic in Pasadena, California, as the Arroyo Seco Parkway (now the Pasadena Freeway).

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/31/15 at 12:13 am


December 30, 1940: California's first modern freeway, the future State Route 110, opens to traffic in Pasadena, California, as the Arroyo Seco Parkway (now the Pasadena Freeway).

A memorable moment in the history of California. :)

By the way, the route has once again become officially known as the Arroyo Seco Parkway, although the name "Pasadena Freeway" is still occasionally used.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/01/16 at 9:45 am

January 1, 1941: Thailand Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram decrees January 1 as the official start of the Thai solar calendar new year (thus the previous year that began April 1 had only 9 months).

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/16 at 6:32 am

January 17th 1941 – Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive defeat over the Royal Thai Navy.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/16 at 6:51 am

January 19th 1941 – World War II: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 5:47 am

January 20th 1941 – A German officer is murdered in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/20/16 at 11:39 am


January 20th 1941 – A German officer is murdered in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.

Also, Franklin Roosevelt began his 3rd term as U.S. President (something no other president has done or will ever do).

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 7:16 am

January 21st 1941 – Sparked by the murder of a German officer in Bucharest, Romania, the day before, members of the Iron Guard engaged in a rebellion and pogrom killing 125 Jews.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/16 at 9:59 am

January 22nd 1941 – World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 11:08 am

January 25th 1941 – Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/16 at 3:04 am

January 28th 1941 – Franco-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. A Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/16 at 5:08 am

January 29th 1941 – Alexandros Koryzis becomes Prime Minister of Greece upon the sudden death of his predecessor, dictator Ioannis Metaxas.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 3:38 am

February 23rd 1941 – Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:31 am

February 25th 1941 - The Boston Bruins set an NHL record after going 23 games unbeaten. Their record during the stretch was 15-0-8.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 4:22 am

February 25th 1941 – February strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:18 am

March 1st 1941 - Elmer Layden was named the first Commissioner of the NFL.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 10:05 am

March 1st 1941 – World War II: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 10:34 am

March 1st 1941 – W47NV begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S..

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 3:47 am

March 2nd 1941 – World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joins the Axis Pact.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 8:58 am

March 4th 1941 – World War II: The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands; the first large scale British Commando raid.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 1:46 am

March 10th 1941 - The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that their players would begin wearing batting helmets during the 1941 season.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:11 am

March 11th 1941 – World War II: United States 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: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 7:18 am

March 15th 1941 – Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines takes its first flight between Manila (from Nielson Field) to Baguio City with a Beechcraft Model 18 making the airline the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 6:26 am

March 21st 1941 - Singer Paula Kelly joined Glenn Miller's band.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:59 am

March 24th 1941 - Glenn Miller began work on his first motion picture for 20th Century Fox. The film was "Sun Valley Serenade."

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 2:17 am

March 25th 1941 – The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 3:23 am

March 29th 1941 – The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 4:26 am

March 29th 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: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 11:07 am

April 6th 1941 – World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 6:25 am

April 10th 1941 – World War II: The Axis powers in Europe establish the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia with Ante Pavelić's Ustaše fascist insurgents in power.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 7:02 am

April 10th 1941 – A Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 3:25 am

April 15th 1941 – In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Luftwaffe attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/16 at 8:19 am

April 16th 1941 – World War II: The Italian-German Tarigo convoy is attacked and destroyed by British ships.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/16 at 11:41 am

April 16th 1941 – World War II: The Ustaše, a Croatian ultranationalist organization is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis powers after Operation 25 is effected.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 3:25 am

April 21st 1941 – Emmanouil Tsouderos becomes the 132nd Prime Minister of Greece.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 3:19 am

April 23rd 1941 – World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 2:34 am

April 26th 1941 - An organ was played at a baseball stadium for the first time in Chicago, IL.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 2:19 am

April 27th 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 Slovene Nation.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 7:11 am

May 5th 1941 – Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 3:14 am

May 6th 1941 – The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 8:56 am

May 7th 1941 - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 4:52 am

May 8th 1941 – The German Luftwaffe launches a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 10:23 am

May 8th 1941 - Anita O’Day recorded "Let Me Off Uptown" with Gene Krupa and his band.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 3:07 am

May 9th 1941 – World War II: The German submarine U-110 is captured by the Royal Navy. On board is the latest Enigma machine which Allied cryptographers later use to break coded German messages.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 6:49 am

May 9th 1941 - The German submarine U-110 was captured at sea by Britain's Royal navy.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 7:23 am

May 10th 1941 – World War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 9:01 am

May 10th 1941 – World War II: The House of Commons in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 8:43 am

May 13th 1941 – World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/13/16 at 2:07 pm


May 13th 1941 – World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.

Also, singer Ritchie Valens, of "La Bamba" fame, was born, but he sadly lived to be only 17. :\'(

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 6:07 am

May 15th 1941 - Joe DiMaggio began his major league baseball hitting streak of 56 games. The streak ended on July 17th.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 10:12 am

May 15th 1941 – First flight of the Gloster E.28/39 the first British and Allied jet aircraft.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: ralfy on 05/21/16 at 1:35 pm

"‘Citizen Kane’ 75th Anniversary and Orson Welles’ Hell to Get the Film Released"

https://variety.com/2016/film/news/citizen-kane-75th-anniversary-orson-welles-history-hearst-1201750801/

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: ralfy on 05/21/16 at 1:42 pm

"The Maltese Falcon returning to theaters for 75th anniversary"

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/09/maltese-falcon-75th-anniversary-return-theaters

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/24/16 at 5:52 pm

May 24, 1941: American singer Bob Dylan was born.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:21 am

May 28th 1941 - The first night game in Washington, DC, took place. The Yankees beat the Senators 6-5 at Griffith Stadium.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 12:23 pm

May 28th 1941 - Frank Sinatra joined Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra in recording "This Love of Mine."

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 6:03 am

May 30th 1941 – World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb the Athenian Acropolis and tear down the German flag.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 3:06 am

May 31st 1941 – Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom completes the re-occupation of Iraq and returns 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 3:56 am

May 31st 1941 – A Luftwaffe air raid on Dublin, Ireland, claims 38 lives.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 10:47 am

June 1st 1941 - Mel Ott hit the 400th home run of his career. He also drove in his 1,500th career run.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 4:15 pm

June 1st 1941 – World War II: The Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.

Subject: Re: 75 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/16 at 10:43 am

June 2nd 1941 – World War II: German paratroopers murder Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari.

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