D day ships on the channel

Events Around 1944

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  • Helicopters in Warfare

    First use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)
  • Batman & Robin Comic Strip

    Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
  • Vesuvius Explosion

    Mount Vesuvius, Italy explodes
  • "Meet Me in St Louis"

    "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway
  • Appalachia Tornadoes

    4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153
  • Anne Frank's Last Entry

    Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested
  • Hurricane in Netherlands

    Strongest Hurricane of century in Netherlands (wind force 12)
  • Deadly Explosion in Cleveland, Ohio

    Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
  • Suicidal Japanese Submarine Attack

    1st Japanse suicide submarine attack (Ulithi Atol, Carolines)
  • Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge begins