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Today in World War II History—August 21, 1942

Map of the Battle of the Tenaru River, Guadalcanal, 21 Aug 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

Map of the Battle of the Tenaru River, Guadalcanal, 21 Aug 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 21, 1942: Japanese attack on Guadalcanal at the Ilu (Tenaru) River, but are soundly defeated by US Marines.

In Hartford, CT, five German spies are convicted of espionage, including Gerhard Kunze, the former leader of the German-American Bund (an American Nazi group).

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