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Sue S. Dauser is the first woman to become a captain in the United States Navy Nurse Corps.
The beginning of an anti-fascist strike occurs in northern Italy. Read More
The Soviet Union establishes the Order of Nakhimov and the Order of Ushakov. Read More
The restriction on married women becoming teachers is raised in the United Kingdom. Read More
The law criminalizing homosexuality is eradicated in Sweden. Read More
26 are killed and thousand vacate their homes when the last eruption of Mount Vesuvius occurs in Italy.
Seventy-six prisoners of the Royal Air Force escape from the Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp in what is known as the Great Escape.
The Auschwitz concentration camp gets photographed by an Allied surveillance aircraft. Read More
Operation Ichi-Go is initiated by Japan in central and south China. Read More
A warning to the French that an invasion of Europe is looming is broadcasted in a coded message by the BBC.
The formation of the provisional French government occurs. Read More
The first of the Axis power capitals to fall to the Allies is Rome. Read More
The second coded message broadcast from the BBC to France occurs, confirming that the invasion of Europe is about to begin.
Preparing for D-Day, British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German artillery batteries on the coast of Normandy.
George Junius Stinney, Jr. is the youngest person to be executed in the United States at age 14.
The deportation of Hungarian Jews to Nazi concentration camps is initiated. Read More
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire holds the first United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference.
Claus von Stauffenberg initiates a failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. Read More
Diplomatic and economic relations with Germany is terminated by Turkey. Read More
At least seventy SS men are killed in a revolt against the Sonderkommando extermination camp in Auschwitz.
Adolf Hitler establishes the Volkssturm Nazi militia. Read More
The Battle of the Bulge is initiated by Germany. Read More
The position of the first U.S. Five-Star General is granted to General George Catlett Marshall.
William Christensenhe choreographs the first complete U.S. production of The Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky in San Francisco.
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