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Today in World War II History—March 15, 1940 & 1945

Advertisement about penicillin from Schenley Laboratories, 14 August 1944

Advertisement about penicillin from Schenley Laboratories, 14 August 1944

80 Years Ago—March 15, 1940: Movie premiere of Young Tom Edison, starring Mickey Rooney.

Movie premiere of comedy My Little Chickadee, starring Mae West and W.C. Fields.

75 Years Ago—March 15, 1945: Canadian I Corps enters service in northern Europe after transfer from Italy.

Academy Awards:

  • Best movie of 1944—Going My Way
  • Best actor—Bing Crosby in Going My Way
  • Best actress—Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight
  • Best director—Leo McCarey for Going My Way.

US War Production Board makes penicillin available for civilian use.