Today in World War II History—Oct. 23, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—Oct. 23, 1940: Hitler meets with Franco at Hendaye, France, but fails to convince him to lead Spain into the war.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 23, 1945: Jackie Robinson is signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers to play for farm club Montreal Royals; Robinson will play for Dodgers starting in 1947, breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier.