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Today in World War II History—January 28, 1940 & 1945

Aerial view of the first convoy to go from India to China over the re-opened Burma Road (US Army Center of Military History)

Aerial view of the first convoy to go from India to China over the re-opened Burma Road (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—January 28, 1940: King George VI of Britain announces court will not be held this year due to the war.

75 Years Ago—Jan. 28, 1945: Burma Road reopens as the first Allied truck convoy crosses into China; in the ceremony, Chiang Kai-shek renames it the Stilwell Road.

Soviets take Memel and complete the conquest of Lithuania.