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Today in World War II History—Oct. 22, 1940 & 1945

This Is the Army movie premiere at Warner’s Earle Theater in Washington, D.C., on August 12, 1943. (US National Archives: 111-SC-178981)

This Is the Army movie premiere at Warner’s Earle Theater in Washington, D.C., on August 12, 1943. (US National Archives: 111-SC-178981)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 22, 1940: Joseph Kennedy Sr., the isolationist US ambassador to Britain, resigns under pressure from President Roosevelt.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 22, 1945: In a press conference at Fort Snelling, MN, the Military Intelligence Service Language School and the activities of its linguists are revealed to the public for the first time.

In Hawaii, Irving Berlin’s This Is the Army is performed for the last time; Berlin donated all proceeds to the Army Emergency Relief Fund.

“Brenda Starr, Reporter,” the first comic written by a woman, moves from Sunday-only to a daily strip.

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