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Today in World War II History—December 4, 1941

Sen. Burton Wheeler (US Senate Historical Office)

Sen. Burton Wheeler (US Senate Historical Office)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 4, 1941: Chicago Tribune and Washington Times-Herald publish news of classified, unapproved US Victory Program war plans, leaked to the papers by isolationist Sen. Burton Wheeler, creating cries of warmongering among isolationists.

Interventionist Chicago Sun is first published as foil for isolationist Chicago Tribune.

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis approves Sister Kenny’s controversial massage treatment for polio.