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Today in World War II History—Jan. 1, 1943

California Governor Earl Warren with a small boy dressed as a prospector, during the California Centennial Celebration, 1948-50 (California State Archives)

California Governor Earl Warren with a small boy dressed as a prospector, during the California Centennial Celebration, 1948-50 (California State Archives)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 1, 1943: The Rose Bowl returns to Pasadena: Georgia beats UCLA 9-0 in both schools’ first appearance in Rose Bowl and UCLA’s first bowl game.

Incoming California Gov. Earl Warren (and future Supreme Court Justice) serves as Tournament of Roses grand marshal, but the parade is canceled again due to the war.

Premiere of Disney cartoon “Der Fuehrer’s Face,” starring Donald Duck.

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