What Happened in 1944

Significant Events

  • Jan 27 Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with the loss of 600,000 killed
  • May 16 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz
  • Jun 6 Operation Overlord: D-Day begins as the 150,000 strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France, during World War II
  • Jun 19 World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet
  • Jul 11 Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States
  • Jul 23 Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin
  • Jul 25 World War II: Operation Spring - one of Canada's bloodiest days, 18,444 casualties and 5,021 killed
  • Aug 4 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
  • Aug 25 General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation
  • Sep 2 Holocaust diarist Anne Frank sent to Auschwitz concentration camp
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Royal Air Force gunner Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m out of a plane without a parachute over Nazi Germany and lives

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