Today in World War II History—October 1, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—October 1, 1939: In Germany, Karl Dönitz is promoted to rear admiral and Commander of the Submarines.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 1, 1944: Canadian forces open campaign to clear the Scheldt Estuary around the port of Antwerp, Belgium.
Library of Congress once again displays the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution, retrieved from Fort Knox.