Historical Events for January 1943

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1st - Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
1st - Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
3rd - 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
3rd - Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
4th - Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"
5th - Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
5th - William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
9th - Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars
10th - Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad
10th - 1st US pres to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco
11th - US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
12th - Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 13th - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca
13th - Hitler declares "Total War"
13th - Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
13th - US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal
14th - Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
14th - FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
14th - Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
15th - 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
15th - World's largest office building, Pentagon, completed
15th - 1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 16th - -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
16th - 1st US air raid on Ambon
16th - German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow
16th - Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
17th - Tin Can Drive Day
18th - Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
18th - US rations bread & metal - banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts
19th - Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
19th - Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
20th - Lead SD, temp is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16°F
20th - Operation-Weiss: Assault of German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian
21st - Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
21st - Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
21st - Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet
22nd - 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
22nd - Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-
22nd - Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th
22nd - Temperature rises 49°F (9°C) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD
23rd - 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
23rd - British 8th army marches into Tripoli
23rd - Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
23rd - Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 23rd - Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
24th - Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
24th - Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
27th - 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
28th - Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
28th - Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
29th - New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
29th - Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots," premieres in NYC
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 30th - 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight
30th - German assault on French in Tunisia
30th - German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
30th - Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal
30th - Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
30th - USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
31st - 39 U boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
31st - Chile breaks contact with Germany & Japan
31st - Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad

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