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Today in World War II History—September 6, 1941

Light cruiser USS Atlanta christened by author Margaret Mitchell during her launching ceremony, Kearny, NJ, 6 Sep 1941 (US National Archives: 19-N-27282)

Light cruiser USS Atlanta christened by author Margaret Mitchell during her launching ceremony, Kearny, NJ, 6 Sep 1941 (US National Archives: 19-N-27282)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 6, 1941: Japanese open offensive toward Changsha, China.

Light cruiser USS Atlanta is launched at Kearny NJ, christened by Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind.