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Today in World War II History—January 4, 1941

US cartoon honoring Felix Eboue, colonial governor of Chad during WWII and France’s first black colonial governor (Artist: Charles Alston; US National Archives: 3569253)

US cartoon honoring Felix Eboue, colonial governor of Chad during WWII and France’s first black colonial governor (Artist: Charles Alston; US National Archives: 3569253)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 4, 1941: Free French lead Tuareg and Tibesti tribesmen from Chad to destroy Italian air base at Murzuk, Libya, having crossed 468 km of desert.

German-born singer-actress Marlene Dietrich becomes a US citizen.

Bugs Bunny receives his name in “Elmer’s Pet Rabbit.”