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Today in World War II History—July 1, 1941

RCA ad announcing the start of regularly scheduled television broadcasting in New York City by RCA-NBC in April 1939 via station W2XBS, the forerunner of today's WNBC, June 1939 (public domain via RCA via Wikipedia)

RCA ad announcing the start of regularly scheduled television broadcasting in New York City by RCA-NBC in April 1939 via station W2XBS, the forerunner of today’s WNBC, June 1939 (public domain via RCA via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—July 1, 1941: Germans occupy Riga, Latvia.

US agrees to take over the security of Iceland from Britain.

CBS & NBC begin offering fifteen hours per week of TV programming in New York City, but few people have sets.

Bulova Watch buys first network TV commercial ever—for $9.