Today in World War II History—January 19, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—January 19, 1940: Isolationist leader Sen. William Borah of Idaho dies of a stroke in Washington, DC, age 74.
75 Years Ago—Jan. 19, 1945: Soviets take Lodz and Krakow in Poland, and cross Polish-Silesian border.
German Adm. Karl Dönitz cuts naval manpower to release men to the army.