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Today in World War II History—January 25, 1940 & 1945

Prime Minister Mackenzie King (center) visiting No.110 (City of Toronto) Squadron RCAF, 30 Jan 1940; Lysander aircraft in background (Library and Archives Canada: PA-063634)

Prime Minister Mackenzie King (center) visiting No.110 (City of Toronto) Squadron RCAF, 30 Jan 1940; Lysander aircraft in background (Library and Archives Canada: PA-063634)

80 Years Ago—January 25, 1940: Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King dissolves Parliament; new elections to be held.

US Coast Guard establishes Atlantic Weather Observation Service in cooperation with US Weather Service; cutters patrol and transmit weather observations.

US auxiliary ship Bear reaches deepest penetration by any ship yet into Antarctica.

75 Years Ago—Jan. 25, 1945: Movie premiere of The Thin Man Goes Home, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Asta.

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