80 Years Ago—October 7, 1939: Commission for the Strengthening of German Nationhood is established under Heinrich Himmler, to eliminate “inferior” people from the Reich and to deport German Jews to Poland.
French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier rejects Hitler’s call for peace talks.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 7, 1944: US Third Army completes liberation of Luxembourg.
First German V-2 rocket hits Antwerp, Belgium.
British Cabinet decides to continue censorship of reporting on V-2 rocket attacks.