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Today in World War II History—July 10, 1941

Sheet music: The ‘Jelly Roll’ Blues, by Ferd Morton, 1914 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Sheet music: The ‘Jelly Roll’ Blues, by Ferd Morton, 1914 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—July 10, 1941: Finnish Army of Karelia launches an offensive against the Soviets south toward Leningrad.

Early jazz great “Jelly Roll” Morton dies in Los Angeles, age 50.