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Today in World War II History—Oct. 20, 1940 & 1945

Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 bombers of 193rd Squadron, 30th Wing, 87th Group over North Africa, 1940 to 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 bombers of 193rd Squadron, 30th Wing, 87th Group over North Africa, 1940 to 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 20, 1940: Italian aircraft bomb Cairo for the first time, also bomb US-run oil facilities in Bahrain.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 20, 1945: Movie premiere of Don’t Fence Me In, starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Gabby Hayes.

Council of the Junior Year Abroad is established in the US to reinstate exchange student programs in Europe.