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Today in World War II History—May 8, 1941

German armed merchant cruiser Pinguin in the Indian Ocean, 1941 (Australian War Memorial: P02018.032)

German armed merchant cruiser Pinguin in the Indian Ocean, 1941 (Australian War Memorial: P02018.032)

80 Years Ago—May 8, 1941: In the Indian Ocean, cruiser HMS Cornwall sinks German armed merchant cruiser Pinguin after she sank 28 ships in a year (341 crew & 214 POWs are killed).

Study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states that chewing tobacco causes oral cancer.

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