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Vivien Leigh, Robert Donat win screen acting awards
Frederick C. Othman -- February 29, 1940
226 Negroes perish in fire
United Press -- April 24, 1940
German columns drive to Channel
Joe Alex Morris -- May 21, 1940
Norway's king in Britain; his nation quits war
United Press -- June 10, 1940
French sign Nazi armistice; war goes on till Italy acts
International News Service -- June 22, 1940
Nazis renew air attacks on England
United Press -- August 08, 1940
FDR urges 'total defense,' warning nation is menaced by foes without and within
United Press -- September 02, 1940
Peacetime draft measure passes
United Press -- September 16, 1940
Paintings 30,000 years old found
United Press -- September 28, 1940
Gigantic suspension span collapses in Puget Sound
United Press -- November 08, 1940
1,000 casualties occur in Coventry in heavy night raid by Nazis
United Press -- November 15, 1940
Nazis engulf Rumania in new order
United Press -- November 23, 1940
James Joyce burial will be Wednesday
United Press -- January 14, 1941
Television use permitted July 1
United Press -- May 02, 1941
MacArthur heads U.S. East Army
United Press -- July 26, 1941
Leningrad cut off, Nazi generals say
Frederick C. Oechsner -- September 08, 1941
Reuben James is lost while on Iceland convoy duty
United Press -- November 01, 1941
Hull accuses Japanese of outright lies
WWII 1941: Pearl Harbor -- December 07, 1941
FDR asks war against Japan
WWII 1941: Pearl Harbor -- December 08, 1941
Jap invasion forces gain coast of Luzon
Frank Hewlett -- December 10, 1941
Germany, Italy join with Japs against Allies
WWII 1941: Pearl Harbor -- United Press -- December 11, 1941
15 fliers aboard tragedy sky liner
Robert C. Miller -- January 17, 1942
60,000 British troops prisoners at Singapore
United Press -- February 15, 1942
FBI presses roundup of aliens
United Press -- February 21, 1942
U-boat fires 25 shots at oil refinery
United Press -- February 24, 1942
Jap invasion forces land at three points on Java
United Press -- March 01, 1942
Jap army retreat reduces danger to Port Moresby
United Press -- May 04, 1942
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps plan completed by War Dept.
Sandor S. Klein -- May 14, 1942
New battle is raging in the Aleutian Isles
Frank Tremaine -- June 08, 1942
Tobruk falls; Egypt, Suez menaced
Ned Russell -- June 22, 1942
Eisenhower named leader for European combat zone
United Press -- June 25, 1942
Forces smash at Solomons and Aleutians
United Press -- August 09, 1942
Reds rush planes, prevent big break in Stalingrad line
M.S. Handler -- September 15, 1942
Alaska Highway completed
International News Service -- October 28, 1942
Nazi troops arrive at Tunisia, invade France
WWII 1942: Midway, N. Africa -- United Press -- November 11, 1942
FDR orders liquidation of WPA promptly
United Press -- December 04, 1942
Jap pockets wiped out in Sanananda
Don Caswell -- January 22, 1943
Berlin bombed by British; Goering 'pep talk' halted
Robert Dowson -- January 30, 1943
Peace comes to defenders of Stalingrad
United Press -- February 03, 1943
Eisenhower heads Allies against Axis in African war
United Press -- February 06, 1943
Australia saved by U.S victory on Guadalcanal
Louis F. Keemle -- February 09, 1943
RAF strikes in force at Nuremberg
William B. Dickinson -- March 09, 1943
FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial
United Press -- April 13, 1943
American airmen see English royalty on tour of U.S. base somewhere in Britain
Dixie Tighe -- May 27, 1943
Lou Zamperini still missing
United Press -- June 05, 1943
FDR signs pay as go tax
United Press -- June 10, 1943
Liberators leave heavy trail of wreckage
International News Service -- July 03, 1943
U.S. opens 'Battle of Europe' in Sicily
Virgil Pinkley -- July 10, 1943
Nazi offensive on Soviet front subsides along Orel-Kursk area
United Press -- July 14, 1943
Americans bomb Rome in 2-hour daylight raid
Reynolds Packard -- July 19, 1943
Nazis quitting Sicily under 300 big guns
United Press -- August 12, 1943
Fire sweeps Texas hotel, 54 men killed
United Press -- September 07, 1943
Italy surrenders to Allies
United Press -- September 08, 1943
Italy given status of co-belligerent
Richard D. McMillan -- October 13, 1943
Army admits Gen. Patton struck soldier
United Press -- November 23, 1943
Surrender or die demand to Germany is reported drafted at parley
United Press -- December 03, 1943
Eisenhower named chief of allied invasion force
United Press -- December 24, 1943
Allies land closer to Rome
United Press -- January 22, 1944
Leningrad freed by Reds as foe blasted in Italy
United press -- January 27, 1944
Mighty U.S. airmada fires Berlin
United Press -- March 06, 1944
Negroes win ballot in Texas primaries
United Press -- April 03, 1944
Tarnopol falls after 3-week street battle
Robert Musel -- April 15, 1944
4,000 Allied planes smash at invasion coast defenses
WWII 1944: D-day -- By Walter Cronkite -- June 03, 1944
Rome United Press bureau reopened
Reynolds Packard -- June 05, 1944
Allies land in France in greatest amphibious assault of all time
WWII 1944: D-day -- By VIRGIL PINKLEY, United Press War Correspondent -- June 06, 1944
FDR pleads for divine aid as Allies invade Europe
WWII 1944: D-day -- By Merriman Smith -- June 06, 1944
Control of skies assured in first hour of battle
WWII 1944: D-day -- By WALTER CRONKITE -- June 06, 1944
300 Nippon planes lost over Saipan
William F. Tyree -- June 20, 1944
Scores perish as fire sweeps circus big top
United Press -- July 06, 1944
Warsaw patriots drive enemy back
United Press -- August 06, 1944
Eyewitness accounts of Battle of Leyte Gulf
Ralph Teatsorth -- October 26, 1944
Nazis slash back, drive into Belgium
United Press -- December 17, 1944
First Army stops counteroffensive below liege
United Press -- December 22, 1944
MacArthur returns in triumph to Luzon
C. Yates McDaniel -- January 09, 1945
Big Three plan unconditional surrender terms for Germany
End of WWII -- February 12, 1945
Marines seize beachhead in fierce Iwo Jima battle
Frank Tremaine -- February 19, 1945
28th regiment hoists banner on promontory
United Press -- February 23, 1945
Yanks wipe out Haps in Manila garrison
United Press -- February 25, 1945
15 square miles of Tokyo burned by 300 U.S. B-29
Frank Tremaine -- March 10, 1945
Nipponese killed on Iwo Bring Jap toll to 450,000
United Press -- March 16, 1945
Allied airpower carries war deep into Germany
United Press -- March 21, 1945
Carrier planes destroy, damage 49 Japanese ships
Frank Tremaine -- April 01, 1945
British to urge speedup as V-E Day preparation
Lyle C. Wilson -- April 26, 1945
Mussolini, mistress executed by firing squad
End of WWII -- By JAMES E. ROPER, United Press Staff Writer -- April 29, 1945
Buchenwald 'living hell,' says French writer
Top Stories -- By Marcel Conversy -- May 04, 1945
Jewish girls go through special hell Nazis reserve for 'inferior' victims
Edward W. Beattie Jr. -- May 09, 1945
Himmler kills himself three days after capture
United Press -- May 24, 1945
Japanese forces surrender at Okinawa
William F. Tyree -- June 21, 1945
Ammunition dump in New Mexico explodes
United Press -- July 17, 1945
Voters oust Churchill
United Press -- July 26, 1945
Upper floors of tallest building blazing inferno
July 28, 1945
Truman hails Senate vote on charter
United Press -- July 29, 1945
Lights glow in Paris again; people hungry
End of WWII -- Robert Richards -- August 26, 1945
Japan signs surrender terms ending WWII
End of WWII -- William B. Dickinson -- September 02, 1945
Yanks occupy South Korea
Korean War -- William B. Dickinson -- September 08, 1945
Japanese ex-premier admits war guilt after suicide attempt
Top Stories -- By Frank Bartholomew and Frank Tremaine -- September 11, 1945
Japanese democracy needs nursing, Emperor tells United Press
End of WWII -- By HUGH BAILLIE, President of the United Press -- September 25, 1945
Hero of Okinawa gives God credit for Yank victory
United Press -- October 12, 1945
Signing of Negro ball player simmers down to 'wait-and-see' attitude
Cornelius Ryan -- October 25, 1945
Jerome Kern dies at 60, composed many song hits
United Press -- November 12, 1945
Top 20 Nazis on trial for war crimes
Nuremberg Trials -- November 20, 1945
5 Navy bombers vanish; search plane, 12 lost
United Press -- December 06, 1945
MacArthur orders Japanese government to end Shintoism support
End of WWII -- Chris Cunningham -- December 15, 1945
Independence of Korea is being urged
Korean War -- United Press -- December 25, 1945
Manuilski heads UNO security committee
United Nations -- January 11, 1946
Soviet envoy denounces move to end veto power
United Press -- January 18, 1946
British secretary hits Moscow after Soviets submit Greek demand
United Press -- February 01, 1946
Italy votes to be republic
J. Edward Murray -- June 05, 1946
Atomic explosion as seen from a B-29 by United Press VP
Frank H. Bartholomew -- July 01, 1946
Mother Cabrini listed among saints; first U.S. citizen to get honor
Aldo Forte -- July 08, 1946
French army units occupy capital city
United Press -- December 20, 1946
Henry Ford, 83, dies
United Press -- April 08, 1947
Major leaguers think faster says Jackie Robinson after first game in big leagues
Oscar Fraley -- April 16, 1947
Freighter explosion devastates Texas City, hundreds dead
April 17, 1947
Taft-Hartley bill praised by GM chief
United Press -- June 24, 1947
More witnesses of 'Flying Discs'
Pioneers Of Flight -- June 28, 1947
Hughes' plywood plane flies mile at 100 mph
John Von Der Heide -- November 02, 1947
Hollywood to fire all Communists
United Press -- November 25, 1947
U.N. votes to create Jewish, Arab states of Palestine
James E. Roper -- November 29, 1947
The assassination of Mohandas Gandhi
India, Death Of Gandhi -- By JAMES MICHAELS -- January 30, 1948
Jewish state proclaimed in Palestine; Arab-Jewish fighting erupts
Palestine - Israel -- May 14, 1948
D.W. Griffith, 73, film pioneer, dies
United Press -- July 23, 1948
Truman asks 'equality' for all races in armed services
United Press -- July 26, 1948
Babe Ruth's body to lie in state in stadium that is his memorial
United Press -- August 17, 1948
GOP landslide wins in Maine
United Press -- September 14, 1948
Southern California literally snowed under
Lincoln Haynes -- January 12, 1949
Mid-air refueling aids history-making flight
Charles Corddry -- March 02, 1949
Twelve nations sign NATO pact in solemn ceremony
Louis Cassels -- April 04, 1949
Guns, parade hail freedom of Ireland
John R. Higgins -- April 18, 1949
Movie actor listed by FBI as communist
United Press -- June 08, 1949
400 killed in Ecuador earthquake
United Press -- August 06, 1949
Russian atom blast surprises scientists
United Press -- September 23, 1949
China leaders go to Formosa
United Press -- December 08, 1949
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