Today is Thursday, March 23, 2017

Today in
World War II History

1919 - Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.

1933 - The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act. The act effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.

1936 - Italy, Austria & Hungary signed the Pact of Rome.

1942 - The Japanese occupied the Andaman Islands.

1942 - During World War II, the U.S. government began evacuating Japanese-Americans from West Coast homes to detention centers.

1998 - Germany's largest bank pledged $3.1 million to Jewish foundations as restitution for Nazi looting.

2010 - In Brussels, former Nazi hitman Heinrich Boere was sentenced to life in jail for the murder of three Dutch civilians during World War II.

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Random World War II Quote

"I'll come back as soon as I can with as much as I can. In the meantime, you've got to hold."
General MacArthur - Speaking to General Wainwright - March 1942