Historical Events for February 1944

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Events 1 - 43 of 43

1st - Supreme Soviet enlarges Soviet republics' autonomy
1st - US 7th Infantry/4th Marine Division lands on Kwajalein/Roi/Namur
2nd - 4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands
2nd - Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory
2nd - Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
2nd - Edward Chodorov's "Decision" premieres in NYC
3rd - World War II: United States troops capture the Marshall Islands.
4th - Jean Anouilh's "Antigone" premieres in Paris
4th - US 7th Infantry Division captures Kwajalein
5th - 358 RAF bombers attack Stettin
7th - Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records
7th - Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio Italy
8th - 1st black reporter accredited to White House, Harry McAlpin
8th - U-762 sunk off Ireland
9th - U-734/U-238 sunk off Ireland
10th - Belgian resistance fighter and author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
10th - U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
11th - German troops reconquer Aprilia, Italy
Singer and Actor Bing CrosbySinger and Actor Bing Crosby 11th - U-424 sunk off Ireland
12th - Wendell Wilkie (R) enters presidential race
14th - Anti-Japanese revolt on Java
14th - Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing
15th - 891 British bombers attack Berlin
15th - Attack begins at Monte Cassino monastery, Italy
17th - Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins; US victory on Feb 22
17th - US begins night bombing of Truk
18th - Maastricht resistance fighter JAJ Janssen arrested
18th - Youngest baseball player, Cin Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
19th - 823 British bombers attack Berlin
19th - U-264 sinks off Ireland
20th - Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
20th - US takes Eniwetok Island
20th - World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
21st - "War As It Happens" news show premieres on NBC TV (NYC only)
22nd - US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die
23rd - Forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people to Central Asia.
24th - Argentina coup by minister of war Juan Peron
25th - US 1st Army completes invasion plan
26th - 1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed
28th - Arrests of the ten-Boom family in Nazi occupied Netherlands (Haarlem) through a Dutch collaborator on charges of hiding Jews
29th - 5 leaders of Indonesia Communist Party sentenced to death
29th - US troop land on Los Negros, Admirality Islands
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 29th - Karol Wojtyla, future Pope John Paul II, is run down and injured by a Nazi truck in Krakow

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