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Today in World War II History—November 4, 1939 & 1944

Ad for a 1939 Packard

Ad for a 1939 Packard

80 Years Ago—November 4, 1939: US Neutrality Act of 1939 becomes law, repealing the arms embargo in the Neutrality Acts of 1935 & 1937 and renewing the expired “cash & carry” clause to allow the sale of arms to Britain & France.

Packard exhibits first air-conditioned automobile in Chicago.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 4, 1944: Liberation of Greece is complete as final German troops evacuate.

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