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Today in World War II History—Oct. 14, 1940 & 1945

Filipino Americans celebrating their newly gained US citizenship which they had earned fighting for the US in World War II through the Nationality Act of 1940 (via Wikimedia Creative Commons)

Filipino Americans celebrating their newly gained US citizenship which they had earned fighting for the US in World War II through the Nationality Act of 1940 (via Wikimedia Creative Commons)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 14, 1940: Luftwaffe bomb falls on Balham Tube station in London, killing 66.

US passes Nationality Act of 1940 clarifying citizenship status of individuals and their children born in the US or its territories, and how citizenship can be lost, the first attempt to codify nationality and naturalization in the US since its founding.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 14, 1945: Indonesian People’s Army declares war on the Netherlands.

During independence celebration in Pyongyang, Korea, Soviet leaders introduce Kim Il-sung to a crowd of 100,000, the start of Kim Il-sung’s political career.

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