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Today in World War II History—Aug. 6, 1942

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands with President Roosevelt at the White House, Washington DC, 1941 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands with President Roosevelt at the White House, Washington DC, 1941 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 6, 1942: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands addresses US Congress.

President Roosevelt establishes Rubber Survey Committee under financier Bernard Baruch to study synthetic rubber program; will recommend a director to control supply and use of rubber, and the immediate construction of 51 synthetic rubber plants.

US poster urging conservation of rubber, WWII

US poster urging conservation of rubber, WWII