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World War 2 Begins Leading to an Enduring Peace

On this day in 1939, German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler’s blitzkrieg rolls North and East, seeking to…

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Hiroshima and Little Boy

On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. local time, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops atom bomb “Little Boy” over the city of Hiroshima….

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The Crucial Battle of Midway and the Struggle for control of the Pacific

On this day in 1942, the decisive Battle of Midway ends in a stunning victory for the U.S. Navy; at the end of four days…

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Queen Elizabeth II

On this day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II is formally crowned monarch of the United Kingdom in a lavish ceremony steeped in traditions that date…

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The Marshall Plan for a New World

On this day in 1948, President Harry S Truman signs the Marshall Plan into law. Officially it was entitled the European Recovery Program, an American…

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The Battle of Iwo Jima-36 Days in Hell

One surviving Marine Corps officer thinks the question is still moot: “We saved a lot of airplanes, but whether it was worth the Marine lives to save Air Force planes, I don’t know.” However, the 2,400 Army Air Force pilots who were forced to land at Iwo Jima between its capture and V-J Day had no doubts. Said one, “Whenever I land on this island, I thank God and the men who fought for it.”

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