Today in World War II History—January 16, 1940 & 1945
Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—January 16, 1940: Soviet artillery pounds Mannerheim Line near Viipuri, Finland.
Adm. Mitsumasa Yonai replaces Nobuyuki Abe as Prime Minister of Japan, but he is opposed by the pro-war military.
75 Years Ago—Jan. 16, 1945: The Battle of the Bulge ends as US First and Third Armies meet in Houffalize, Belgium, cutting off the tip of the Bulge.
Two millionth American soldier lands in France.