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Today in World War II History—Oct. 16, 1940 & 1945

J. Robert Oppenheimer, first director of Los Alamos National Laboratory (US Department of Energy photo)

J. Robert Oppenheimer, first director of Los Alamos National Laboratory (US Department of Energy photo)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 16, 1940: “R-Day” (Registration Day): In US, all men aged 21-36 register for the draft (16 million men).

The Warsaw Ghetto is officially established with more than 35,000 Jews inside.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 16, 1945: Robert Oppenheimer resigns as director of Los Alamos facility of the Manhattan Project.

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