Today in World War II History—November 21, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—Nov. 21, 1940: US government announces that Nazi agents are active in eight American cities to conduct sabotage and espionage, spread propaganda, and foment strife.
Thanksgiving is celebrated in America, on the third Thursday in November as per Roosevelt’s 1939 decree, but 16 states celebrate on traditional fourth Thursday, November 28. [Read more: Thanksgiving in World War II]
75 Years Ago—Nov. 21, 1945: In Nuremberg trials, all Nazi defendants plead innocent.
Manzanar Relocation Center for Japanese-Americans closes.
Lt. Gen. Alexander Patch dies of pneumonia at Fort Sam Houston, TX, age 55.