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Today in World War II History—July 31, 1941

Reinhard Heydrich and Karl Hermann Frank in Prague Castle, 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-1972-039-26)

Reinhard Heydrich and Karl Hermann Frank in Prague Castle, 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-1972-039-26)

80 Years Ago—July 31, 1941: Reinhard Heydrich, SS General of the Police, is ordered by the German government to solve the “Jewish question.”

Cease-fire is ordered in the Peru-Ecuador border clash, but Peruvians occupy large part of Ecuador.

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill approves a joint UK-US atomic weapons program to be conducted in the US.