Today in History for 1st September 1939
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◀ 1938 1939 1940 ▶
Events 1 - 7 of 7
- Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill
- Last day of 1st-class cricket in England for 6 years
- Physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with "black holes"
- Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
- Switzerland proclaims neutrality
- The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross was also instituted on this date.
- WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig
Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3
- Heinrich Messner, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1972)
- Katie Webster, [Swamp-Boogie Queen]/US R&B pianist/singer
- Lily Tomlin, Detroit, comedienne/actress (9 to 5, Laugh-in, All of Me)