Historical Events for March 1943

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Events 1 - 56 of 56

1st - Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
2nd - 1st transport from Westerbork Neth to Sobibor concentration camp
3rd - Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
3rd - F Ryerson & Cohn Claues' "Harriet" premieres in NYC
3rd - Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
4th - Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor
4th - 15th Academy Awards - "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win
5th - Anti-fascist strikes in Italy
5th - RAF bombs Essen Germany
6th - Battle at Medenine, North Africa: Rommel's counterattack
6th - Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers
7th - Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia
8th - 335 allied bombers attack German city of Nuremberg, a centre for military production
8th - Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
8th - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton 8th - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Arthur Vaughn
9th - Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown
9th - Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps
11th - Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
12th - Soviet troops liberate Wjasma
13th - Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)
13th - Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight
13th - Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)
14th - World War II - The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
15th - Allied reconnaissance flight over Java
15th - Red Army evacuates Kharkov
16th - Elin K (No) & Zaanland (Neth) torpedoed & sinks
17th - Aldemarin (Ned) & Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed & sinks
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 17th - F Hugh Herbert's "Kiss & Tell" premieres in NYC
17th - Physician Willem J Kolff performs the world's first 'hemodialysis' using his artificial kidney machine, however the treatment is unsuccessful and the patient dies, the Netherlands
18th - James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed & sinks
18th - Red Army evacuates Belgorod
18th - Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance
19th - Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks
19th - British 8th army opens assault on Mareth line, Tunisia
19th - Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.
19th - In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round
World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMottaWorld Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta 20th - German U-384 bombed & sinks
21st - Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
21st - Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.
22nd - Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
22nd - Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
22nd - SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
23rd - German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia
25th - 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration
25th - Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio
26th - Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
26th - Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal
27th - Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
27th - Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
27th - US begins assault on Fondouk Pass, Tunisia
Comedian Groucho MarxComedian Groucho Marx 29th - Meat( 784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's), butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II
30th - 5th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34
30th - British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
31st - Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" premieres in NYC
31st - US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326

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