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Today in World War II History—October 9, 1939 & 1944

Pete Gray, 1946 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Pete Gray, 1946 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

80 Years Ago—October 9, 1939: German battleship Deutschland captures neutral US freighter City of Flint, creating an international incident.

Winston Churchill, W. Averell Harriman, Joseph Stalin, and Vyacheslav Molotov at Fourth Moscow Conference, Russia, Oct 1944 (Library of Congress)

Winston Churchill, W. Averell Harriman, Joseph Stalin, and Vyacheslav Molotov at Fourth Moscow Conference, Russia, Oct 1944 (Library of Congress)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 9, 1944: Fourth Moscow Conference opens between Churchill and Stalin.

World Series concludes, with the St. Louis Cardinals defeating the St. Louis Browns; one-armed player Pete Gray plays for the Browns.

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