Today in World War II History—January 8, 1942
80 Years Ago—Jan. 8, 1942: US Army Forces in British Isles (USAFBI) is established under Maj. Gen. James Chaney.
Japanese take Jesselton, capital of British North Borneo.
James Landis is named to succeed Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia as head of the US Office of Civil Defense.