Today in World War II History—August 6, 1942
80 Years Ago—Aug. 6, 1942: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands addresses US Congress.
President Roosevelt establishes Rubber Survey Committee under financier Bernard Baruch to study synthetic rubber program; will recommend a director to control supply and use of rubber, and the immediate construction of 51 synthetic rubber plants. (Read more about the rubber shortage: “Make It Do—Tire Rationing in World War II.”)