80 Years Ago—January 3, 1940: Finland bans smorgasbords to conserve food.
President Roosevelt calls for $1.8 billion in defense appropriations.
75 Years Ago—Jan. 3, 1945: In the Battle of the Bulge, US First Army begins offensive on the north flank of the Bulge.
US Navy organizes a hunter-killer group (escort carrier and destroyers/destroyer escorts) to intercept a U-boat believed to be bound for New York with V-weapons (a false report).