Historical Events in April 1943

  • 3rd Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested
  • 5th Allies bomb Mortsel, Belgium's worse lose of life during WWII (936 civilians)
  • 5th Japanese troops conquer Indin
  • 5th Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days
  • 6th British & US armies link up in Africa during WW II
  • 6th British offensive at Wadi Akarit, South Tunisia
  • 6th Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested

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7th Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 7th British/US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
  • 7th Lt colonel Claus von Stauffenberg seriously wounded at allied air raid
  • 7th NFL adopts free substitution rule
  • 8th Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
  • 8th Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games

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8th U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 8th 1943 NFL Draft: Frank Sinkwich from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 10th 12 Jewish patients of Herren Loo-Lozenoord escape nazis
  • 10th General Montgomery occupies Sfax Tunisia
  • 11th Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft
  • 12th Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa
  • 12th Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed
  • 13th Catholic University Nijegen closes
  • 13th FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial
  • 13th Nazis discover mass grave of Polish officers near Katyn

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14th Gen Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 14th James Gow & A d'Usseau's "Tomorrow the World" premieres in NYC
  • 14th A JN-25 decrypt by American intelligence detailing a forthcoming visit by Marshal Admiral Yamamoto to Balalae Island results in his plane shot down 4 days later
  • 15th Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase
  • 16th 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed)
  • 16th Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.
  • 17th Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul
  • 17th SS-Gruppenf├╝hrer (Lt Gen) Jurgen Stoop arrives in Warsaw
  • 19th 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8
  • 19th SS-lt-gen Jurgen Stoop leads destruction of ghetto of Warsaw
  • 19th Bicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
  • 20th Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
  • 22nd German counter attack in North-Tunisia
  • 22nd RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
  • 23rd British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta
  • 25th The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket is instituted.
  • 27th Lou Jansen & Jan Dieters, leaders of the illegal CPN party in Holland, arrested
  • 27th Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
  • 28th 1st performance of Marc Blitzstein's "Freedom Morning"
  • 28th German-Italian counter offensive in North-Africa
  • 28th US 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia
  • 29th Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by nazis
  • 29th Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" premieres in London
  • 29th US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia
  • 30th Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
  • 30th Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
  • 30th Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premieres in London