Today in World War II History—Sept. 16, 1940 & 1945
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Sept. 16, 1940: President Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Training and Service Act: men aged 20-36 are required to register for the draft, the first peacetime draft in US history.
First flight of Lockheed YP-38 Lightning fighter plane, in Burbank, CA.
Alice Duer Miller’s bestselling narrative poem The White Cliffs is published.
75 Years Ago—Sept. 16, 1945: Japanese forces in Hong Kong officially surrender to the British.
My short boring analysis of the 1940 events: https://lexanteinternet.blogspot.com/2020/09/today-in-wyomings-history-september-16_16.html