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Today in World War II History—December 25, 1940

Lighting of the National Community Christmas Tree, Washington, DC, December 24, 1940 (Franklin D. Roosevelt Library)

Lighting of the National Community Christmas Tree, Washington, DC, December 24, 1940 (Franklin D. Roosevelt Library)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 25, 1940: Pope Pius XII celebrates Christmas Midnight Mass in afternoon due to blackout.