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Today in World War II History—November 15, 1940 & 1945

Greek field gun during Battle of Morava-Ivan, southern Albania, 14-23 Nov 1940 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Greek field gun during Battle of Morava-Ivan, southern Albania, 14-23 Nov 1940 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 15, 1940: Warsaw ghetto is sealed off from the rest of the city with 350,000 Jews living in 1.3 square miles.

Greek troops break Italian lines and enter Albania.

New York Midtown Tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic.

Movie premiere of One Night in the Tropics, featuring Abbott & Costello’s scene-stealing film debut.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 15, 1945: Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral becomes first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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