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What Happened on March 15, 1939

Historical Events


Declaration of WarHitler Invades Czechoslovakia

Adolf Hitler summons Czech President Emil Hácha to a meeting in Berlin and informs him of the impending attack by Germany; Hácha suffers a heart attack and later capitulates

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Adolf Hitler meets with Czech President Emil Hácha. After being told of the impending invasion by Germany, Hácha suffered a heart attack at the meeting.
Adolf Hitler meets with Czech President Emil Hácha. After being told of the impending invasion by Germany, Hácha suffered a heart attack at the meeting.
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Reneging on his pledge in the Munich Agreement, Adolf Hitler and Germany occupy and annex Czechoslovakia

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
1939 Highlights

About March 15, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces