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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 5:26 am

June 14th 1941 – June deportation: the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 6:27 am

June 22nd 1941 – Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 12:10 pm

June 22nd 1941 – The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 9:54 am

June 23rd 1941 – The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 5:50 am

June 23rd 1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support to the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 6:43 am

June 25th 1941 - Finland declared war on the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 4:50 am

June 27th 1941 – German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 5:09 am

June 27th 1941 – Romanian authorities launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iași, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 4:02 am

June 29th 1941 - Joe DiMaggio got a base hit in his 42nd consecutive game. He broke George Sisler's record from 1922.

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Written By: nally on 07/01/16 at 10:36 pm

July 1, 1941:


    Commercial TV authorized by the FCC.
    NBC television began commercial operation on WNBT on channel 1. The world's first legal TV commercial, for Bulova watches, occured at 2:29 PM over WNBT before a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. The 10-second spot displayed a picture of a clock superimposed on a map of the United States, accompanied by the voice-over "America runs on Bulova time." As a one-off special, the first quiz show called "Uncle Bee" was telecast on WNBT's inaugural broadcast day, followed later the same day by Ralph Edwards hosting the second game show broadcast on U.S. television, Truth or Consequences, as simulcast on radio and TV and sponsored by Ivory soap. Weekly broadcasts of the show would commence in 1956, with Bob Barker.
    CBS television began commercial operation on New York station WCBW (modern-day WCBS-TV) on channel 2.

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Written By: nally on 07/01/16 at 10:40 pm

Also on July 1, 1941: A Yankee Stadium crowd of 52,832 fans watched Joe DiMaggio tie the all-time hitting streak record (44 games, Wee Willie Keeler in 1897).

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Written By: nally on 07/16/16 at 6:03 pm

July 16, 1941: Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.

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Written By: nally on 07/31/16 at 10:54 am

July 31st 1941: The Holocaust: Under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring ordered SS General Reinhard Heydrich to handle "the final solution of the Jewish question".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/16 at 10:38 pm

August 11th 1941 - Glenn Miller and his Orchestra recorded "Elmer’s Tune."

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Written By: ralfy on 08/16/16 at 11:53 am

"New Wonder Woman Stamps Coming This Year to Celebrate 75th Anniversary, See Them Here"

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-wonder-woman-stamps-coming-this-year-to-celebr/1100-6442051/

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Written By: Howard on 08/16/16 at 1:53 pm


"New Wonder Woman Stamps Coming This Year to Celebrate 75th Anniversary, See Them Here"

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-wonder-woman-stamps-coming-this-year-to-celebr/1100-6442051/


That should be interesting. :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/16 at 1:31 am

August 22nd 1941 – World War II: German troops begins the Siege of Leningrad.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/16 at 10:34 pm

August 25th 1941 - Skinnay Ennis and his orchestra recorded the tune, "Don’t Let Julia Fool Ya."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/16 at 5:55 am

August 28th 1941 - The Football Writers Association of America was organized.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 4:22 am

August 31st 1941 - The radio program "The Great Gildersleeve" made its debut on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 4:47 am

August 31st 1941 – World War II: Serbian paramilitary forces defeat Germans in the Battle of Loznica.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 3:38 am

September 3rd 1941 – The Holocaust: Karl Fritzsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experiments with the use of Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 3:13 am

September 4th 1941 – World War II: A German submarine makes the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 2:46 am

September 5th 1941 – Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 4:21 am

September 6th 1941 - Jews in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear the Star of David with the word "Jew" inscribed. The order only applied to Jews over the age of 6.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 6:24 am

September 11th 1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave orders to attack any German or Italian vessels found in U.S. defensive waters. The U.S. had not officially entered World War II at this time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 7:11 am

September 11th 1941 - Charles A. Lindbergh brought on charges of anti-Semitism with a speech in which he blamed "the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration" for trying to draw the United States into World War II.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 7:32 am

September 11th 1941 - In Arlington, VA, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pentagon took place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 6:25 am

September 17th 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.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 8:01 am

September 17th 1941 – World War II: Soviet forces enter theran marking the end of the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 1:42 am

September 21st 1941 - "The Second Mrs. Burton" premiered to the entire CBS Radio Network.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 4:56 am

September 22nd 1941 – World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 6:00 pm

September 27th 1941 – The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 1:40 am

September 28th 1941 - Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox) hit .400 for the season. He was the last major league player of the century to achieve this statistic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 6:22 am

September 28th 1941 – The Drama Uprising against the Bulgarian occupation in northern Greece begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 3:16 am

September 29th 1941 – World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Soviet Union: German Einsatzgruppe C begins the Babi Yar massacre, according to the Einsatzgruppen operational situation report.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 4:04 am

September 30th 1941 - "That Solid Old Man" was recorded by The Larry Clinton Orchestra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 5:39 pm

September 30th 1941 – World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C complete Babi Yar massacre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/16 at 4:41 am

October 2nd 1941 – World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 4:11 am

October 8th 1941 – World War II: During the preliminaries of the Battle of Rostov, German forces reach the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 6:11 am

October 8th 1941 - The Benny Goodman Orchestra recorded "Buckle Down Winsocki" with Tom Dix as featured vocalist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 3:08 am

October 11th 1941 – Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 12:49 am

October 23rd 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.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/16 at 3:51 am

October 29th 1941 – The 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".

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Written By: nally on 10/31/16 at 4:29 pm

October 31st 1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 3:30 am

November 12th 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.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 3:40 am

November 12th 1941 – World War II: The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina is destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 4:28 am

November 13th 1941 – World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by U-81, sinking the following day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 2:55 am

November 14th 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.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 3:14 am

November 14th 1941 – World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murder 9,000 Jews in a single day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 4:32 am

November 19th 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.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 3:49 am

November 24th 1941 – World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French Forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 5:06 am

November 25th 1941 – HMS Barham is sunk by a German torpedo during World War II.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/16 at 2:32 am

November 26th 1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 3:31 am

December 1st 1941 – World War II: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives the final approval to initiate war against the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 3:14 am

December 5th 1941 – World War II: In the Battle of Moscow, Georgy Zhukov launches a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 3:37 am

December 5th 1941 – World War II: Great Britain declares war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 4:38 am

December 6th 1941 – World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada declare war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War. Camp X opens in Canada to begin training Allied Secret Agents for the War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 12:31 am

December 7th 1941 – World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor – The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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Written By: nally on 12/07/16 at 12:33 am


December 7th 1941 – World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor – The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

A key event in WWII (and a sad one), that's for sure. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 3:35 am


A key event in WWII (and a sad one), that's for sure. :\'(
A day of infamy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 4:37 am

December 8th 1941 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be "a date which will live in infamy", after which the U.S. declares war on Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 4:51 am

December 8th 1941 – World War II: Japanese forces simultaneously invade Shanghai International Settlement, Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies. (See December 7 for the concurrent attack on Pearl Harbor in the Western Hemisphere.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 4:32 am

December 9th 1941 – World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 6:06 am

December 9th 1941 – World War II: The American 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 6:01 pm

January 1st 1942 – The Declaration by United Nations is signed by twenty-six nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 4:36 pm

January 11th 1942 – World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 4:50 pm

January 11th 1942 – World War II: The Japanese attack Tarakan in Borneo, Netherlands Indies (Battle of Tarakan)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 7:31 pm

January 12th 1942 – World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 1:42 am

January 13th 1942 – Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 2:20 am

January 13th 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 01/15/17 at 1:25 am

January 15th 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave baseball the approval to play despite World War II. He encouraged night games so that war workers could attend.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/17 at 3:01 am

February 10th 1942, 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra became the first recording to be awarded a Gold record. It was actually just a master copy of the disc sprayed with gold lacquer by RCA as a publicity stunt. The actual award recognized today as a Gold Record would not be initiated for another sixteen years when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) borrowed the idea and trademarked the Gold Record. The first Gold single was awarded to Perry Como in 1958 for 'Catch A Falling Star' and the first Gold album was given to Gordon McRae for the soundtrack to 'Oklahoma'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/17 at 10:26 pm

March 5th 1942 – World War II: Japanese forces captures Batavia, capital of Dutch East Indies, which left undefended after the withdrawal of KNIL garrison and Australian Blackforce battalion to Buitenzorg and Bandung.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/17 at 8:14 pm

March 14th 1942 – Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/17 at 9:28 pm

March 17th 1942 – Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 2:42 am

March 20th 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 04/14/17 at 11:32 pm

April 14th 1942 – Malta receives the George Cross for its gallantry. The George Cross was given by King George VI himself and is now an emblem on the Maltese national flag.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 5:53 am

May 3rd 1942 – World War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 7:07 pm

May 4th 1942 – World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea begins with an attack by aircraft from the United States aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Japanese naval forces at Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese forces had invaded Tulagi the day before.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 7:50 pm

May 4th 1942 - The United States began food rationing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/17 at 8:34 pm

May 14th 1942 - "Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copland was performed for the first time by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/17 at 9:52 pm

June 20th 1942 – The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/17 at 1:42 am

June 21st 1942 – World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/17 at 2:21 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/17 at 8:24 pm

June 22th 1942 – The Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted by US Congress.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/17 at 9:53 pm

June 23rd 1942 – World War II: Germany's latest fighter aircraft, 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 07/04/17 at 7:35 pm

July 4th 1942 – World War II: The 250-day Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimea ends when the city falls to Axis forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/17 at 9:36 pm

July 19th 1942 – World War II: Battle of the Atlantic: German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 12:49 am

August 9th 1942 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested Britain. He was not released until 1944.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 1:49 am

August 9th 1942 – World War II: Battle of Savo Island: Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 10:29 am

August 9th 1942 - CBS radio debuted "Our Secret Weapon."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 4:18 am

August 11th 1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 11:43 am

August 11th 1942 - During World War II, Pierre Laval publicly announced "the hour of liberation for France is the hour when Germany wins the war."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 3:41 pm

August 15th 1942 – World War II: Operation Pedestal: The SS Ohio reaches the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island's defenses.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 4:48 pm

August 15th 1942 – World War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 3:20 pm

August 17th 1942 – World War II: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 2:35 am

August 23rd 1947 - Margaret Truman, U.S. President Truman's daughter, gave her first public performance as a singer. The event was at the Hollywood Bowl and had an audience of 15,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 5:04 pm

August 24th 1942 – World War II: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō is sunk, with the loss of 7 officers and 113 crewmen. The US carrier USS Enterprise is heavily damaged.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/17 at 3:57 pm

September 3rd 1942 - Frank Sinatra started his solo singing career.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 12:47 pm

September 13th 1942 - Chicago Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes four errors in one inning.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 3:26 pm

September 13th 1942 – World War II: Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal Campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/17 at 1:33 am

September 14th 1942 - New York Yankees clinch pennant #13.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 11:17 am

September 21st 1942 – The Holocaust in Poland: At the end of Yom Kippur, Germans order Jews to permanently evacuate Konstantynów and move to the ghetto in Biała Podlaska, established to assemble Jews from seven nearby towns, including Janów Podlaski, Rossosz and Terespol.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 3:09 pm

September 21st 1942 - The American B-29 Stratofortress makes its maiden flight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/17 at 1:20 pm

September 24th 1942 - Glenn Miller ended his broadcasts for Chesterfield Cigarettes so he could go to World War II.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 11:57 am

September 25th 1942 – World War II: Swiss Police instruction dictates that "Under current practice ... refugees on the grounds of race alone are not political refugees", effectively denying entry to Jews trying to flee occupied Europe during the Holocaust.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/17 at 12:49 pm

September 27th 1942 - Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time. Miller volunteered for the U.S. Army and disappeared December 15, 1944 over the English Channel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 11:15 am

September 28th 1942 - New York Americans NHL team folds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 2:34 pm

November 8th 1942 - Parker Hall (Cleveland Rams) threw seven interceptions against the Green Bay Packers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 4:45 pm

November 8th 1942 - Operation Torch begins, as Allied forces land in Northern Africa. The Western Task Force with 24,500 Americans under Major General George Patton land at Fedala (15 miles north of Casablanca), Mehdia (55 miles south of Casablanca), and Safi (140 miles south of Casablanca). The Center Task Force with 18,500 Americans under Major General Lloyd Fredenall land near Oran. The Eastern Task Force with 9000 British and 9000 Americans and 2000 British Commandos under American Major General Charles Ryder land at Algiers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 1:32 pm

November 10th 1942 – World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.

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Written By: nally on 11/12/17 at 9:08 am

November 12th 1942 - In World War II, the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days and ends with an American victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 3:53 pm

November 13th 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.

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Written By: nally on 01/24/18 at 11:09 am

January 24th 1943 - World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.

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Written By: nally on 04/25/18 at 10:36 pm

April 25th 1943, was the last time that Easter Sunday occurred on its latest possible date. (It won't occur on that date again until 2038 -- 20 years from now.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/18 at 1:45 am


April 25th 1943, was the last time that Easter Sunday occurred on its latest possible date. (It won't occur on that date again until 2038 -- 20 years from now.)
Curious...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 10:43 am

May 4th 1943 - National League's Ford Frick demonstrates revised balata ball to reporters by bouncing it on his office carpet; ball proves to be 50 percent livelier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 7:49 am

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

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Written By: nally on 07/23/18 at 11:22 pm


Curious...

I have probably explained before about how Easter Sunday is determined; it's the Sunday right after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox. :)

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Written By: nally on 07/23/18 at 11:22 pm

July 23rd 1943:
The Rayleigh bath chair murder occurred in Rayleigh, Essex, England.
And in World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.

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Written By: nally on 08/17/18 at 4:20 pm

August 17th 1943:
- The Quebec Conference opened in Quebec City, Canada with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and William Lyon Mackenzie King in attendance.
- The US 7th Army, commanded by General George S. Patton, met the British 8th Army led by General Bernard Montgomery in Messina, completing the Allied invasion of Sicily.
- Allied artillery in Messina began shelling the Italian mainland.
- The USAAF Fifth Air Force began the five-day Bombing of Wewak on the mainland of New Guinea.
- American actor Robert DeNiro was born, in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 10:10 am

September 11th 1943 - The NHL approved the Hockey Hall of Fame. The official building for the hall of fame was not opened until August 26, 1961 on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 3:59 pm

October 11th 1943 - New York Yankees beat Saint Louis Cardinals 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, 10th World Series win - New York Yankees become first team to win ten World Series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 11:35 am

October 31st 1943 - Washington Redskins' Sammy Baugh passes for six touchdowns versus Brooklyn (48-10).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 3:19 pm

November 13th 1943 - Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the New York Philhamonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was 25 years old and was an assistant conductor at the time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 11:33 pm

November 22nd 1943 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, American President Franklin Roosevelt, and Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek meet at Cairo, Egypt, over five days. They agree on military strategy against Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 4:01 pm

November 23rd 1943 - During World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 12:30 pm

December 2nd 1943 - The musical "Carmen Jones" opened on Broadway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/18 at 1:36 pm

December 4th 1943 - Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis announced that any club was free to employ black players.

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