80 Years Ago—Dec. 8, 1940: A land mine in the Thames explodes, damaging the BBC Broadcasting House in London.
Canada passes 25% luxury tax on consumer products and bans import of US goods not related to war effort.
Chicago Bears beat Washington Redskins in NFL Championships, 73-0, the widest margin in history.
75 Years Ago—Dec. 8, 1945: US Victory Loan Drive (Eighth War Loan Drive) ends. [Read more: “World War II War Bonds.”]