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Today in World War II History—March 8, 1941

Baseball-themed recruiting poster, 1942

Baseball-themed recruiting poster, 1942

80 Years Ago—Mar. 8, 1941: In heaviest Luftwaffe raid on London in two months, the Café de Paris nightclub on Coventry Street is destroyed, killing 34.

Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher Hugh Mulcahy becomes the first Major League Baseball player to be drafted.