Historical Events for April 1943

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3rd - Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested
5th - Allies bomb Mortsel
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
7th - Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg
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
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. Roosevelt32nd 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
14th - Gen Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis
14th - James Gow & A d'Usseau's "Tomorrow the World" premieres in NYC
15th - Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase
16th - 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed)
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 16th - Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.
17th - 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

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