65 Years Ago: July 22, 1944: German SS troops destroy town of St. Gingolph, France.
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65 Years Ago: July 21, 1944: US Army and Marine forces invade Japanese-held Guam with heavy opposition.
65 Years Ago: July 20, 1944: Operation Valkyrie – German officers attempt to assassinate Hitler, led by Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg. The following coup attempt also fails.
65 Years Ago: July 19, 1944: Democratic convention opens in Chicago; President Roosevelt will be nominated for an unprecedented fourth term.
65 Years Ago: July 18, 1944: Japanese prime minister, Gen. Hideki Tojo, resigns with his whole cabinet and is replaced by Gen. Kuniaki Koiso.
65 Years Ago: July 17, 1944: Port Chicago Explosion: two ships explode at the US Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California, killing 322 (mostly black sailors) in the largest home front disaster of the war. The resulting controversy exposes discrimination in the armed forces and leads to the desegregation of the Navy.
65 Years Ago: July 15, 1944: Finnish forces stop the Soviet advance in the Karelian Isthmus.
65 Years Ago: July 14, 1944: On Bastille Day, US Eighth Air Force B-17s make supply drop to resistance forces in southern France.
65 Years Ago: July 13, 1944: Mayo clinic announces that cigarettes may harm wounded men due to vasoconstriction.
65 Years Ago: July 12, 1944: Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of the former president, dies of a heart attack in Normandy.