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Today in World War II History—October 8, 1939 & 1944

Wendell Willkie, 3 March 1940 (Library of Congress)

Wendell Willkie, 3 March 1940 (Library of Congress)

80 Years Ago—October 8, 1939: Nazis establish their first Jewish ghetto—in Piotrkow, Poland.

New York Yankees win a record fourth straight World Series, defeating Cincinnati Reds in fourth game, four games to zero.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 8, 1944: Former GOP presidential candidate Wendell Willkie dies of a heart attack, age 52.

US Navy cancels Project Pigeon, Professor B.F. Skinner’s attempt to design pigeon-piloted missiles.

Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet premieres on CBS Radio.

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