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Today in World War II History—April 28, 1942

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—Apr. 28, 1942: US Office of Price Administration freezes prices of 60% of food items and all essential items, including tobacco, medicines, toiletries, and infant food.

Britain orders more “austerity” garments and bans lace on clothing.

Marquees in New York’s Times Square are blacked out as coastal dim-outs go into effect in a 15-mile strip around New York City.

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

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