Today in World War II History—June 19, 1940 & 1945
Friday, June 19, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—June 19, 1940: Germans continue their conquest of France, taking Cherbourg, Brest, Nantes, Saumur, Tours, Rennes, and Strasbourg.
Comic strip premiere of “Brenda Starr, Reporter,” the first written by a woman.
75 Years Ago—June 19, 1945: US Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower receives a ticker-tape parade in New York City before 4 million people.
Fire in El Teniente copper mine in Chile kills 355 men.