• Today in WWII history...

    9 September 1939 – The Battle of Hel begins, the longest-defended pocket of Polish Army resistance during the German invasion of Poland.

     

    Today in WWII history...

    1939 – Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain's colonial government.

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

    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.

     

    Today in WWII history...

    1942 – A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.

    1943 – The Allies land at Salerno and Taranto, Italy.

    1944 – The Fatherland Front takes power in Bulgaria through a military coup in the capital and armed rebellion in the country. A new pro-Soviet government is established.

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

     

    source:wikipedia


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