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Today in World War II History—November 20, 1941

US poster featuring Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want,” 1943

US poster featuring Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want,” 1943

First edition cover of Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1941

First edition cover of Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1941

80 Years Ago—Nov. 20, 1941: Japanese negotiators in Washington, DC, present their final proposal—they will withdraw from Indochina in exchange for a free hand in China and relaxed trade restrictions with US.

Norwegian government-in-exile in London endorses the Norwegian resistance group Milorg.

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder is published.

The United States celebrates Thanksgiving on the third Thursday in November in 32 states, according to Roosevelt’s 1939 decree; but 16 states will celebrate on November 27. (Read more: Thanksgiving in World War II).

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