Historical Events for October 1944

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Events 1 - 78 of 78

1st - Newspaper editor Alejandro Córdova assassinated in Guatemala
1st - St Louis Browns win their only AL pennant
2nd - Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
2nd - US B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren
3rd - 1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland
3rd - RAF bombs West Kapelse
4th - British troops land on Greek continent
4th - 1st All St Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park
4th - St Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance
5th - Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
5th - Kerkrade (Neth) liberated
5th - Suffrage is extended to women in France.
6th - Allied aircrafts bombard per accident Fishing, Overijssel
6th - Canadians free Austria
6th - Royal Ducth Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks U168 at Java
6th - Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
7th - Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen
7th - Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin
7th - Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 7th - Uprising at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Jews burn down crematoriums
8th - "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debut on CBS radio
8th - Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto" premieres
9th - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin
9th - Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
9th - German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam
9th - St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
10th - Admiral Halsey's Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die
10th - US takes Okinawa
11th - Allies bomb sea wall at Veere
11th - Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R
Actress Gene TierneyActress Gene Tierney 11th - "Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released
12th - German army retreats from Athens
13th - Riga, capital of Latvia, freed
13th - US 1st army begins battle of Aachen
14th - Allied troops land in Corfu
14th - British troops march into Athens
15th - The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes over the power in Hungary.
16th - Hungary: Horthy government falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier
18th - Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussels
18th - Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II
19th - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 19th - Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg
19th - John Van Druten's "I Remember Mama" premieres in NYC
19th - US Navy says black women can join WAVES
19th - US forces land in Philippines
20th - Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio, explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
20th - Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
20th - Russian/Yugoslav troops free Belgrade
20th - US 1st army wins battle of Aachen
20th - US forces under General Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines with the landing of the US 6th army on Leyte
21st - Canadian troops occupy Breskens
21st - During WW II, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
21st - Walter Piston's "Fugue for a Victory Tune" premieres in NYC
22nd - Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
23rd - First Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 23rd - Gulf of Leyte battle begin
23rd - Soviet army invades Hungary
23rd - Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's flagship the heavy cruiser Atago sinks during the Battle of Leyte Gulf
24th - Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
24th - US air raid on Japanese battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks
24th - US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
24th - US capt David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Jap planes in Gulf of Leyte
25th - Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink
25th - Battle at Samar-island
25th - Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed
25th - Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
27th - Hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation
27th - Tito reaches free Belgrade
28th - Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
29th - 1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda, Netherlands
29th - Cabadese 2nd Infantry division frees Goes South-Beveland
Composer Aaron CoplandComposer Aaron Copland 30th - Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washinton DC
30th - Anne Frank is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen
30th - Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau
30th - Scots Highlanders liberate Waalwijk
30th - Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II
30th - Tholen Island freed
31st - Chief of staff Kruls names De Quay chairman of Universal Commission

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