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Historical Events Happened In 1944

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Jul 14   On this day in history attempt to liberate prisoners in Amsterdam fails, John Post arrested  

Jul 15   Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb on this day in history.  

Jul 16   Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row on this day in history.  

Jul 16   On this day in history john Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight), executed  

Jul 17   2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322 on this day in history.  

Jul 17   Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 18   7:45 Operation-Goodwood: British assault east of Caen on this day in history.  

Jul 18   On this day in history george A Hartland, English MP (Norwich 1931-35), dies at 60  

Jul 19   On this day in history 1,200+ 8th Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany  

Jul 19   On this day in history carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated  

Jul 20   Abortive attempt on Hitler's life by a group of Nazi officers on this day in history.  

Jul 20   Arthur J Treadwell, English mayor of Stoke Newington, dies at about 71 on this day in history.  

Jul 20   On this day in history brit/Canadian troops occupy Hill 67/Ifs/Bras/Frenouville, Normandy  

Jul 20   On this day in history pres FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention  

Jul 20   On this day in history uS invades Japanese-occupied Guam in WW II  

Jul 20   Von Stauffenberg fails on an attempt on Hitler's life on this day in history.  

Jul 21   American marines capture the western Pacific island of Guam on this day in history.  

Jul 21   British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery on this day in history.  

Jul 21   On this day in history gerrit van den Bosch, led illegal Dutch CPN party, dies in Dachau  

Jul 21   Invasion and recapture of Guam begins on this day in history.  

Jul 21   US forces free Guam of Japanese invaders on this day in history.  

Jul 22   Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation on this day in history.  

Jul 23   On this day in history bernard M Cohen, attorney, killed at Belsen concentration camp  

Jul 23   On this day in history chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader  

Jul 23   US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WW II on this day in history.  

Jul 24   300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions on this day in history.  

Jul 24   Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment, Naval Task Force lands Marines on Tinian on this day in history.  

Jul 24   Jan Postma, leader of illegal Dutch party (CPN), executed at 49 on this day in history.  

Jul 24   Russians liberate the Majdanek extermination camp on this day in history.  

Jul 25   On this day in history -26] Japanse banzai-attack on Guam  

Jul 25   Lesley J McNair, US lt-general, killed by US bomb at St-Lo on this day in history.  

Jul 25   The breakout from the Normandy beaches begins on this day in history.  

Jul 25   On this day in history the first jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)  

Jul 26   On this day in history japanese suicide attack on US lines in Guam  

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Famous Birthdays In 1944

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of peter Eotvos, composer  

Jan 02   Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of david Atherton, English conductor  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke  

Jan 04   Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]  

Famous Deaths In 1944

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history death of jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)  

Jan 04   Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of j Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed  

Jan 08   William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878) died on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies on this day in history.