Today in World War II History—November 23, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—November 23, 1939: Britain begins rationing bacon and butter.
US celebrates Thanksgiving after President Roosevelt moved the holiday from the last to the second-to-last Thursday to extend the Christmas shopping season—although 22 states retain the original date. (Read more: “Thanksgiving in World War II.”)
Macy’s parade first features Superman balloon.
75 Years Ago—Nov. 23, 1944: French First Army takes Strasbourg, France.
Chinese-American WASP Hazel Lee is injured in a landing accident at Great Falls, MT; she will die on Nov. 25, the last of 38 WASPs to die on duty.
United States celebrates Thanksgiving.