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Historical Events For 1944

Saturday, 03 December 2016

Oct 17   Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45 in the year 1944.  

Oct 18   Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussel in the year 1944.  

Oct 18   Hitler orders the establishment of "Volkssturm." Boys between fifteen and eighteen and men between fifty and sixty are drafted into service. The Nazis have to mobilize replacements for 500,000 men in the year 1944.  

Oct 18   In the year 1944 soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II  

Oct 19   British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow on this day in history.  

Oct 19   In the year 1944 uS forces land in Philipines  

Oct 20   30 blocks of Cleveland Ohio burn after a liquid gas factory explodes in the year 1944.  

Oct 20   In the year 1944 gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65  

Oct 20   General Douglas MacArthur keeps his famous promise and returns to the Philippines in the year 1944.  

Oct 20   On this day in history liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless  

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Oct 20   Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala on this day in history.  

Oct 21   Canadian troops occupy Breskens on this day in history.  

Oct 21   In the year 1944 prv. Ernest Alva Smith (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) wins the Victoria Cross at the Savio River, Italy  

Oct 21   On this day in history uS troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall  

Oct 22   In the year 1944 kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo  

Oct 23   In the year 1944 1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam  

Oct 23   In the year 1944 hana Brady, Holocaust victim  

Oct 23   On this day in history soviet army invades Hungary  

Oct 23   In the year 1944 the largest naval battle in the history of warfare was fought near Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on Oct 23-26, 1944  

Oct 24   In air-sea battle in the Sibuyan Sea, carrier aircraft attack Japanese Center Force in the year 1944.  

Oct 24   Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Oct 24   Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners on this day in history.  

Oct 25   In the year 1944 battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink  

Oct 25   On this day in history during Battle of Leyte Gulf in Battle of Surigao Straits, U.S. battleships execute the maneuver of "crossing the tee" of the Japanese forces. In Battle Off Samar, escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer escorts heroically resist attacks of Japanese Center Force. In Battle Off Cape Engano, 3rd Fleet carriers attack Japanese Northern Force sinking several small carriers.  

Oct 25   On this day in history fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed  

Oct 25   On this day in history hMCS SKEENA (RCN), lost at Reykjavik, Iceland - driven ashore in heavy gale and wrecked.  

Oct 25   In the year 1944 japanese navy defeated at battle of Leyte Gulf  

Oct 26   U.S. defeats the Japanese Navy near the Phillipines on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Antwerp port is taken by the Allies in the year 1944.  

Oct 27   Hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation in the year 1944.  

Oct 27   Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies in the year 1944.  

Oct 28   Russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact in the year 1944.  

Oct 29   On this day in history 1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda Neth  

Oct 29   Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings) on this day in history.  

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Jan 02   In the year 1944 birth of peter Eotvos, composer  

Jan 02   In the year 1944 birth of prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1944 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   On this day in history birth of volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)  

Jan 05   In the year 1944 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   Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873) died in the year 1944.  

Jan 04   In the year 1944 death of henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder  

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   In the year 1944 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.  

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