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Today in World War II History—September 28, 1941

Baseball card for Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams, 1940 (Wikipedia, public domain)

Baseball card for Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams, 1940 (Wikipedia, public domain)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 28, 1941: Free French declare independence of Syria and Lebanon.

Japanese assault city of Changsha, China, beginning Second Battle of Changsha.

Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox earns .406 batting average for the season; his record still stands.