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1944

DDT was developed to wipe out lice, which had been carrying typhus among the troops of the Allied Forces.

The Normandy Invasion took place on D Day, June 6th.

An American police dog was given the Distinguished Service Medal for charging a machine gun nest in the invasion of Sicily.

President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to his fourth term, defeating Republican candidate Thomas Dewey.

160 persons died - 94 of them children - when a Barnum & Bailey circus tent caught fire in Hartford, Connecticut.

155 people died when a series of tornadoes ripped through Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

America's most popular bandleader, Glenn Miller, became a major in the Air Force. Leading the Air Force band, Miller made several pro-Ally broadcasts from London, which were beamed into Nazi Germany. Miller's plane disappeared on a flight from London to Paris on Christmas Eve.

Casablanca was named motion picture of the year at the Academy Awards ceremony.



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