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Today in World War II History—Oct. 3, 1940 & 1945

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain arrives at Munich for the Munich Conference, 29 September 1938 (German Federal Archives: Bild 183-H12967)

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain arrives at Munich for the Munich Conference, 29 September 1938 (German Federal Archives: Bild 183-H12967)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 3, 1940: Former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns from Parliament due to poor health.

Vichy France passes its first antisemitic law (which applies to all France)—the law defines Jewishness, bans Jews from the military and from working in the press, entertainment, civil service, and as professors.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 3, 1945: In the Philippines, the first case is filed to try leaders who collaborated with the Japanese.

World Federation of Trade Unions is formed, with CIO as a member.

Elvis Presley (age 10) makes his first public appearance, at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show.

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