Today in World War II History—August 1, 1944
Thursday, August 1, 2019 by Sarah Sundin
75 Years Ago—August 1, 1944: US Third Army under Gen. George Patton enters action in France, breaking out of Normandy and entering Brittany.
Warsaw uprising begins: Polish Home Army rises up against the Germans as the Soviets approach.
US secures Tinian in the Mariana Islands.
Manuel Quezon, the first president of the Philippines and the president of the government-in-exile, dies of tuberculosis in New York; replaced by his vice president, Sergio Osmeña.