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Today in World War II History—Jan. 2, 1943

75 Years Ago—Jan. 2, 1943: In Libya, the port of Tripoli is closed to Axis ships due to Allied bombing.

New songs in Top Ten: “Moonlight Becomes You” and “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To.”

Today in World War II History—Jan. 1, 1943

California Governor Earl Warren with a small boy dressed as a prospector, during the California Centennial Celebration, 1948-50 (California State Archives)

California Governor Earl Warren with a small boy dressed as a prospector, during the California Centennial Celebration, 1948-50 (California State Archives)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 1, 1943: The Rose Bowl returns to Pasadena: Georgia beats UCLA 9-0 in both schools’ first appearance in Rose Bowl and UCLA’s first bowl game.

Incoming California Gov. Earl Warren (and future Supreme Court Justice) serves as Tournament of Roses grand marshal, but the parade is canceled again due to the war.

Premiere of Disney cartoon “Der Fuehrer’s Face,” starring Donald Duck.

Something New: Today in World War II History

To commemorate the coming 65th anniversary of D-Day, I will be starting something new on my blog. In addition to my usual weekly posts, every day I will make a short post entitled “Today in World War II History,” which will highlight events that happened 65 years ago. On September 1, which will mark the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II, I will add entries from 70 years ago.

I hope you enjoy this!

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