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Today in World War II History—June 2, 1941

Baseball player Lou Gehrig as a rookie with the New York Yankees, 11 June 1923 (Pacific & Atlantic Photos, public domain, via Wikepedia)

Baseball player Lou Gehrig as a rookie with the New York Yankees, 11 June 1923 (Pacific & Atlantic Photos, public domain, via Wikepedia)

80 Years Ago—June 2, 1941: Vichy France issues second antisemitic Statut de Juifs, ordering a census of Jews and banning Jews from more professions.

Baseball player Lou Gehrig dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), age 37.

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