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Today in World War II History—December 2, 1939 & 1944

Poster for the planned 1940 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Poster for the planned 1940 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

80 Years Ago—December 2, 1939: 1940 Summer Olympic Games—originally scheduled to be held in Tokyo, and then changed to Helsinki, Finland—are cancelled due to the war.

New York Municipal Airport (later named LaGuardia) opens for traffic.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 2, 1944: Army-Navy football game is played at Baltimore’s Municipal Stadium with proceeds going to war bonds; Army wins 23-7.

New song in Top Ten—“Don’t Fence Me In.”

2 responses to “Today in World War II History—December 2, 1939 & 1944”

  1. Yeoman says:

    Wow, almost Nazi like Olympic poster for the anticipated 1940 Tokyo one there. Extremely interesting.

    I may have to link this one back and comment on it on a thread of my own.

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