75 Years Ago—December 26, 1944: US Third Army under Patton opens a corridor to Bastogne, relieving the defenders.
German Ardennes Offensive grinds to a halt due to stiff opposition and to supply problems caused by Allied bombing.
In Italy, Germans launch counterattack against US Fifth Army in the Serchio Valley, retaking territory.
US Army allows blacks to volunteer for combat infantry duty in black platoons in existing white units.
Tennessee Williams’s play The Glass Menagerie premieres in Chicago.