Historical Events for Year 1943

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Jan 1st - Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
Jan 1st - Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
Jan 1st - 29th Rose Bowl: #2 Georgia beats #13 UCLA, 9-0
Jan 1st - 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
Jan 1st - 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
Jan 3rd - 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
Jan 3rd - Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
Jan 4th - Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"
Jan 5th - Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
Jan 5th - William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
Jan 9th - Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars
Jan 10th - Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad
Jan 10th - 1st US president to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco
Jan 11th - US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
Jan 12th - Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Jan 13th - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca
Jan 13th - Hitler declares "Total War"
Jan 13th - Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
Jan 13th - US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal
Jan 14th - Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
Jan 14th - FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
Jan 14th - Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
Jan 15th - 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
Jan 15th - World's largest office building, the Pentagon is completed
Jan 15th - 1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
Jan 16th - -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
Jan 16th - 1st US air raid on Ambon
Jan 16th - German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow
Jan 16th - Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
Jan 17th - Tin Can Drive Day
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Jan 18th - Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
Jan 18th - US rations bread & metal - banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts
Jan 19th - Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
Jan 19th - Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
Jan 20th - Lead, South Dakota, temp is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16°F
Jan 20th - Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito's partisans
Jan 21st - Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
Jan 21st - Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
Jan 21st - Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet
Jan 22nd - 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
Jan 22nd - Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-
Jan 22nd - Allied Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th
Jan 22nd - Temperature rises 49°F (9°C) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD
Jan 23rd - 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
Jan 23rd - British 8th army marches into Tripoli
Jan 23rd - Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
Jan 23rd - Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington Jan 23rd - Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
Jan 24th - Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
Jan 24th - Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Jan 27th - 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
Jan 28th - Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
Jan 28th - Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
Jan 29th - New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
Jan 29th - Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots" premieres in NYC
Jan 30th - 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight
Jan 30th - German assault on French in Tunisia
Jan 30th - German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
Jan 30th - Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal
Jan 30th - Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Jan 30th - USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
Jan 31st - 39 U-boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
Jan 31st - Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan
Jan 31st - Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad
Feb 1st - German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
Feb 1st - Mussert forms pro-Nazi shadow cabinet in Netherlands
Feb 2nd - Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
Feb 2nd - German 6th Army surrenders after Battle of Stalingrad, turning point in Europe during WW II
Feb 3rd - 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others
Feb 4th - Bertolt Brecht's play "The Good Person of Szechwan" premieres in Zurich
Feb 5th - Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
Feb 5th - Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
Feb 6th - 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra Feb 6th - Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"
Feb 7th - Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)
Feb 8th - Red Army recaptures Kursk
Feb 9th - FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
Feb 9th - German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp
Feb 9th - Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
Feb 9th - NL seeks buyer for Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears
Feb 9th - Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
Feb 10th - "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
Feb 10th - British 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
Feb 10th - Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Feb 11th - US General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe; British General Montgomery not best pleased.
Feb 11th - Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
Feb 12th - General Eisenhower departs Algiers to Tebessa
Feb 13th - German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front
Feb 13th - Women's Marine Corps created
Feb 14th - German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia
Feb 14th - Soviets recapture Rostov
Feb 14th - World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
Feb 15th - Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid
Feb 16th - -32°F (-36°C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)
Feb 16th - British premier Winston Churchill gets pneumonia
Feb 16th - Withdrawing Afrika Korps reaches Mareth-line in North-Africa
Feb 16th - Sign on Munich facade: "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group, caught on 2/18, beheaded on 2/22
Feb 16th - World War II: The USSR reconquers Kharkov.
Feb 17th - -19] Hitler visits fieldmarshal von Mansteins hq in Zaporozje
Feb 17th - Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews
Feb 17th - Major General Omar Bradley flies to Washington, D.C.
Feb 17th - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army
Feb 18th - 1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw"
Feb 18th - Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
Feb 18th - William D Cox buys Philadelphia Phillies
Feb 19th - German tanks under brig gen Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass Tunesia
Feb 20th - Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia
Feb 20th - New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn field (Mexico)
Feb 20th - Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League
Feb 20th - American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
Feb 21st - Dutch RC bishops protest against persecution of Jews
Feb 21st - German offensive at Western Dorsalgebergte Tunisia
Feb 22nd - Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
Feb 23rd - Gen-Maj Bradley arrives in Dakar & Marrakesh
Feb 23rd - German troops pull back through Kasserine-pass Tunisia
Feb 24th - Major General Omar Bradley flies to Algiers
Feb 24th - Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II
Feb 25th - Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
Feb 26th - German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia
Feb 27th - The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
Feb 27th - The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
Feb 28th - "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan
Feb 28th - 63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month
Mar 1st - Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
Mar 2nd - 1st transport from Westerbork Neth to Sobibor concentration camp
Mar 3rd - Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
Mar 3rd - F Ryerson & Cohn Claues' "Harriet" premieres in NYC
Mar 3rd - Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
Mar 4th - Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor
Actor James CagneyActor James Cagney Mar 4th - 15th Academy Awards - "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win
Mar 5th - Anti-fascist strikes in Italy
Mar 5th - RAF bombs Essen Germany
Mar 6th - Battle at Medenine, North Africa: Rommel's counterattack
Mar 6th - Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers
Mar 7th - Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia
Mar 8th - 335 allied bombers attack German city of Nuremberg, a centre for military production
Mar 8th - Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
Mar 8th - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
Mar 8th - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Arthur Vaughn
Mar 9th - Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown
Mar 9th - Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton Mar 11th - Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
Mar 12th - Soviet troops liberate Wjasma
Mar 13th - Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)
Mar 13th - Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight
Mar 13th - Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)
Mar 14th - World War II - The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
Mar 15th - Allied reconnaissance flight over Java
Mar 15th - Red Army evacuates Kharkov
Mar 16th - Elin K (No) & Zaanland (Neth) torpedoed & sinks

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