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Today in World War II History—August 15, 1941

MGM movie poster for Life Begins for Andy Hardy, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

MGM movie poster for Life Begins for Andy Hardy, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 15, 1941: Jews in Nazi-occupied USSR are banned from public places and from owning cars or radios.

German spy Josef Jakobs becomes the last man to be executed in the Tower of London; he had parachuted into Britain and was captured February 1, 1941.

Movie premiere of Life Begins for Andy Hardy, starring Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, and Judy Garland.