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Today in World War II History—Nov. 14, 1943

Battleship USS Iowa, Long Beach, CA, February 2018 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Battleship USS Iowa, Long Beach, CA, February 2018 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 14, 1943: Battleship USS Iowa, carrying President Roosevelt to Africa, is almost hit by an accidentally fired torpedo from destroyer USS William D. Porter.

Leonard Bernstein debuts as conductor of New York Philharmonic when Bruno Walter is sick.