65 Years Ago: July 11, 1944: Soviets capture entire German Fourth Army in Minsk area; 37,000 POWs.
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65 Years Ago: July 10, 1944: US Pacific Fleet under Admiral Nimitz begins carrier strikes against Tokyo.
65 Years Ago: July 9, 1944: US secures Saipan in Marianas. British Second Army takes crucial town of Caen in Normandy.
65 Years Ago: July 8, 1944: British launch 1750 barrage balloons south of London to combat German V-1 buzz bombs.
65 Years Ago: July 7, 1944: Japanese launch final banzai charge on Saipan; 500 US troops killed, 2000 Japanese.
65 Years Ago: July 6, 1944: A fire erupts in the Barnum & Bailey big top in Hartford, CT; 169 killed.
65 Years Ago: July 4, 1944: Millionth Allied soldier lands at Normandy, less than one month after D-Day.
65 Years Ago: July 3, 1944: French forces take Siena, Italy.
65 Years Ago: July 2, 1944: US troops land on Noemfoor Island in Geelvink Bay, New Guinea.
65 Years Ago: July 1, 1944: US First Army secures the Cherbourg peninsula in France.