70 Years Ago – Oct. 17, 1939: Movie premiere of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur.
70 Years Ago – October 16, 1939: First air attack of war on Britain – German Ju 88s attack British ships in the Firth of Forth, and are engaged by RAF Spitfires.
65 Years Ago – October 16, 1944: In Germany, bread ration cut to 7 ounces per week.
65 Years Ago – Oct. 15, 1944: As Soviets cross Hungary, the Hungarian regent, Admiral Mikos Horthy, is deposed by the Germans and replaced with a fascist leader, Ferenc Szalasi.
Bay Area friends! Would you like to meet five authors at one event? (Sorry, but one of them is me.) Come to The Door Christian Bookstore in San Carlos on Saturday, November 21 from 2-4pm for fun, music, and book talk. In addition to signing books, we’ll be chatting about “The Story Behind the Story,” how we each got started writing. Granted, I have nothing to sign yet, but my publisher, Revell, will be providing excerpts from A Distant Melody. And I’ll have bookmarks!! Interested? Check out the link for The Door at: http://www.thedoorchristian.com/featured.html
or contact me for more info. Please feel free to send this to anyone who might be interested, or I can send you postcards to mail to your friends. I hope you all can come!
70 Years Ago – October 14, 1939: German U-boat U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak in Scapa Flow in the Orkneys; 883 killed.
65 Years Ago – October 14, 1944: German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, a suspect in the July 20 Hitler assassination plot, commits suicide to protect his family.
65 Years Ago – Oct. 13, 1944: Soviets take Riga, Latvia. US secures Palau Islands in the Pacific.
70 Years Ago – October 12, 1939: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain rejects Hitler’s “peace offer.”
65 Years Ago – October 12, 1944: First B-29 Superfortress arrives in the Marianas, Joltin’ Josie, flown by 21st Bomber Command CO, General Hansell.
70 Years Ago – Oct. 11, 1939: NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund established to fight discrimination.
70 Years Ago – Oct. 10, 1939: Hitler forms Winter Relief, forced charitable contributions from German civilians.
65 Years Ago – Oct. 10, 1944: British troops take Corinth, Greece; Germans retreating from Greece.
70 Years Ago – Oct. 9, 1939: German battleship Deutschland captures neutral US freighter City of Flint, creating international incident.
65 Years Ago – Oct. 9, 1944: Third Moscow Conference opens between Churchill and Stalin.