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Today in World War II History—Jan. 20, 1943

Evarts-class destroyer escort USS Brennan, 1943 (US Navy photo)

Evarts-class destroyer escort USS Brennan, 1943 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 20, 1943: First US destroyer escort, the USS Brennan (DE-13), is commissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA.

Journal of the American Medical Association reports new painless childbirth technique using continuous caudal anesthesia.