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Today in World War II History—Oct. 16, 1942

Submarine USS Thresher after launch, 1940 (US Navy photo)

Submarine USS Thresher after launch, 1940 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 16, 1942: Cyclone kills 40,000 in Bengal, leading to serious famine in 1943.

Sub USS Thresher mines approaches to Bangkok, Thailand in first US Navy submarine mine plant of WWII.

Aaron Copland ballet Rodeo premieres in New York City.