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Today in World War II History—August 23, 1944

King Michael I of Romania, 1947 (public domain via Wikipedia)
King Michael I of Romania, 1947 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—August 23, 1944: Romanians overthrow pro-German Prime Minister Marshal Ion Antonescu; King Michael I offers unconditional surrender of Romania to the USSR.

Future baseball star Lt. Jackie Robinson is court-martialed for 7/6/44 incident when he refused to give up a bus seat; he will be acquitted.

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