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Today in World War II History—January 8, 1941

Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the scout movement, 1919 (Library of Congress)

Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the scout movement, 1919 (Library of Congress)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 8, 1941: President Roosevelt submits his budget, 60% of which is designated for defense.

Canada announces that military enlistments by Japanese-Canadians will be refused.

William Randolph Hearst forbids his newspapers to run ads for upcoming movie Citizen Kane.

Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts, dies in Kenya, age 84.

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