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Today in World War II History—July 20, 1944

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.

Today in World War II History—July 19, 1944

65 Years Ago: July 19, 1944: Democratic convention opens in Chicago; President Roosevelt will be nominated for an unprecedented fourth term.

Today in World War II History—July 18, 1944

65 Years Ago: July 18, 1944: Japanese prime minister, Gen. Hideki Tojo, resigns with his whole cabinet and is replaced by Gen. Kuniaki Koiso.

Today in World War II History—July 17, 1944

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.