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Today in World War II History—December 26, 1941

Manila, Philippines, declared an open city 26 Dec 1941 (US Army Center of Military History)

Manila, Philippines, declared an open city 26 Dec 1941 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 26, 1941: Gen. Douglas MacArthur proclaims Manila an open city.

Winston Churchill becomes the first British Prime Minister to address a joint session of US Congress.

Blackout pointers are distributed in San Francisco.