Today in World War II History—July 18, 1940 & 1945
Saturday, July 18, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—July 18, 1940: Royal Air Force sinks German invasion barges in Rotterdam, Holland and St. Omer, France.
At Democratic convention in Chicago, Franklin Roosevelt is nominated for third term as president with vice presidential candidate Henry A. Wallace.
75 Years Ago—July 18, 1945: US Third Fleet carrier aircraft sink Japan’s last big battleship, the Nagato, at Yokosuka naval base near Tokyo.
At Bedford Naval Magazine in Nova Scotia, explosions occur for 24 hours, but only one person is killed.