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Today in World War II History—Jan. 1, 1942

Canadian Prime Minister King, British Ambassador Halifax, and Chinese Ambassador Song with US President Roosevelt, Arcadia Conference, Washington DC, 1 Jan 1942 (US Government photo)

Canadian Prime Minister King, British Ambassador Halifax, and Chinese Ambassador Song with US President Roosevelt, Arcadia Conference, Washington DC, 1 Jan 1942 (US Government photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 1, 1942: Roosevelt and Churchill sign the “Declaration by the United Nations” at the Arcadia Conference in Washington; 24 other Allied nations will sign it, promising not to seek a separate peace.

US discontinues automobile manufacturing for civilian sale for the duration; 500,000 remain in stock.

Rose Bowl held at Duke University in Durham, NC, due to ban on large gatherings on the West Coast (Oregon State defeats Duke 20-16).