Historical Events For Year 1943

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January 27, 1943

Wilhelmshaven gets targeted by 50 bombers for the first all American raid against Germany.
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February 2, 1943

The German 6th Army surrenders, marking the end of the Battle of Stalingrad in Russia. Read More

February 7, 1943

The United States makes the announcement that shoes will begin being rationed on February 9th.
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February 20, 1943

An agreement between the executives at American movie studios is made in regards to allowing the censorship of movies to be made by the Office of War Information.
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March 4, 1943

Best Picture is won by Mrs. Miniver at the 15th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Read More

May 12, 1943

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill are both present as Washington, D.C.'s Trident Conference is initiated.
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May 15, 1943

The international communist organization, Comintern, is disestablished in Moscow. Read More

May 19, 1943

A joint session of the United States Congress is addressed by Winston Churchill. Read More

May 29, 1943

The cover of the Saturday Evening Post displays the illustration of Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell.
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July 1, 1943

United States Women's Army Corps is established as a fully ranked military branch. Read More

July 25, 1943

The Grand Council of Fascism rescinds support of the Fascist Prime Minister of Italy, Benito Mussolini, which results in his arrest.
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August 5, 1943

The merging of Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron and Women Airforce Service Pilots form the United States Women Airforce Service Pilots.
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August 14, 1943

The Quadrant Conference is held in Quebec City, with Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt all present.
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August 17, 1943

The Allied invasion of Sicily is concluded with the meeting of the U.S. 7th Army and the British 8th Army in Messina, Sicily.
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September 8, 1943

The surrendering of Italy to the Allies is formally declared by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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September 12, 1943

Benito Mussolini is broken out of prison by German paratroopers in Unternehmen Eiche in the Gran Sasso raid.
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October 22, 1943

The German town of Kassel is destroyed by an airstrike by the British Royal Air Force . Read More

November 18, 1943

A bombing operation against Berlin is initiated by the British Royal Air Force with 440 plane, but only causes little damage during the Battle of Berlin.
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November 19, 1943

An uprising at the Janowska concentration camp in German-occupied Poland fails, resulting the death of at least 6,000 inmates.
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November 22–26, 1943

The Cairo Conference takes place between President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Chinese Chairman Kai-shek in an attempt to establish strategies for the Pacific War and the defeat of Japan.
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November 28, 1943

The Tehran Conference takes place in which President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin come to an agreement to commence the European invasion referred to as Operation Overlord.
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December 4, 1943

The Great Depression is officially over with the Works Progress Administration being shut down by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as employment steadily increases due to World War II related jobs.
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December 4, 1943

War is declared on Romania and Hungary by Bolivia. Read More