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Today in World War II History—January 2, 1941

Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien, San Francisco, CA, Fleet Week, October 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien, San Francisco, CA, Fleet Week, October 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 2, 1941: President Roosevelt announces plan to build Liberty Ships, cargo ships designed to be produced quickly and efficiently.

The Andrews Sisters record “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

In the Rose Bowl, Stanford beats Nebraska 21-13.