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Today in World War II History—Nov. 22, 1943

Crowds celebrating release of Lebanese prisoners by French, 22 November 1943 (Public domain via Wikipedia)

Crowds celebrating release of Lebanese prisoners by French, 22 November 1943 (Public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 22, 1943: Lebanon’s Independence Day: Free French provisionally recognize Lebanese independence and release leaders.

RAF launches first 2000-ton night raid on Berlin—2000 Germans are killed and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is destroyed.

Sextant Conference begins in Cairo, Egypt with US Pres. Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Gen. Chiang Kai-shek.

Broadway lyricist Lorenz Hart (Rodgers & Hart) dies of pneumonia in New York City, age 48.

Chinese officers at the Mena House Hotel for the Sextant Conference, Cairo, Egypt, Nov 1943 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Chinese officers at the Mena House Hotel for the Sextant Conference, Cairo, Egypt, Nov 1943 (public domain via WW2 Database)

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