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Today in World War II History—July 3, 1941

Justice Harlan F. Stone, c. 1925-32 (Library of Congress: cph.3c37254)

Justice Harlan F. Stone, c. 1925-32 (Library of Congress: cph.3c37254)

80 Years Ago—July 3, 1941: Stalin declares scorched earth policy in Soviet retreat from Germans.

Harlan F. Stone becomes the 12th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, a position he will hold until his death in 1946.