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Today in World War II History—January 4, 1943

California Governor Earl Warren with a small boy dressed as a prospector, during the California Centennial Celebration, 1948-50 (California State Archives: VB3:P37(2))

California Governor Earl Warren with a small boy dressed as a prospector, during the California Centennial Celebration, 1948-50 (California State Archives: VB3:P37(2))

80 Years Ago—Jan. 4, 1943: Polish resistance attacks Germans in Czestochowa but fails, 251 killed.

In Italy, the mayors of Florence and Padua are fired by the Fascist Party for failing to implement antisemitic laws.

Earl Warren is inaugurated for first of three terms as California governor, but declines to have a ceremony due to the war.

Josef Stalin appears on the cover of Time Magazine as 1942 Man of the Year.

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