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Today in World War II History—September 23, 1939 & 1944

Sigmund Freud, 1922 (LIFE, public domain)

Sigmund Freud, 1922 (LIFE, public domain)

80 Years Ago—September 23, 1939: Sigmund Freud dies in London of cancer of the mouth and jaw, age 83; he had fled Nazi-occupied Austria the year before.

Polish cavalry retakes Krasnobrod, one of the last battles in military history between opposing cavalry.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 23, 1944: Soviets reach Gulf of Riga on the Baltic.

Soviets enter Hungary near Arad.