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Today in World War II History—June 19, 1940 & 1945

French refugees on a road near Gien, France, 19 Jun 1940. (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-1971-083-01)

French refugees on a road near Gien, France, 19 Jun 1940. (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-1971-083-01)

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.

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