This Week in 1945

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    Jan 18th, 2019
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were in the World Series World War II Rages On… *This week’s TIME magazine cover: Major General Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg, commander of the U.S. Ninth Air Force. *In Germany, Adolf Hitler evacuates to his underground Führerbunker. *In Poland, The Soviet Uni...
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    Jan 11th, 2019
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were In the World Series World War II Rages On… *Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg (photo), credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, is arrested by the secret police in Hungary. *German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of the Bulge̷...
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    Oct 3rd, 2018
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    This week (October 3- October 10) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… THE WORLD SERIES (October 3- October 10) Game 1 It’s a cold and chilly day at Briggs Stadium (photo) in Detroit, but it starts off well for the visitors. The Chicago Tribune reportsR...
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    Sep 27th, 2018
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    This week (Sept 27-Oct 3) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… In Baseball *THE CUBS WIN THE PENNANT! THE CUBS WIN THE PENNANT! *The Chicago Tribune reports the good news this way: AFTER SEVEN YEARS, CHICAGO HAS A CHAMPION AGAIN! The Cubs will meet the American ...
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    Sep 20th, 2018
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    This week (Sept 20-26) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Marlene Dietrich (photo) goes to Berlin for the first time since 1931. *36-year-old Eduard Wirths, the chief SS doctor at Auschwitz concentration camp commits suicide while in custody. *Mo...
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    Sep 6th, 2018
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    This week (Sept 6-12) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Hideki Tojo (photo), Japanese Prime Minister during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal. The attempt fails, and he is later hanged. *Vice Adm. John Sidney M...
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    Aug 30th, 2018
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    This week (Aug 30-Sept 5) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The final official surrender of Japan is accepted by the Supreme Allied Commander, General Douglas MacArthur, on board the American battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. *Ho Chi Minh an...
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    Aug 23rd, 2018
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    This week (Aug 23-Aug 29) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The depth of the destruction in Japan is slowly seeping out. From the New York Times: “30,000 MORE DIE SLOW DEATH IN HIROSHIMA: JAPS – Report Many Sufferers Cry, ‘Kill...
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    Aug 16th, 2018
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    This week (Aug 16-Aug 22) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek meet in Chongqing to discuss an end to hostilities between the Communists and the Nationalists in China. Those hostilities won’t end 1949. In Pop Cu...
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    Aug 9th, 2018
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    This week (Aug 9-Aug 15) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (befoer 2016)… World War II *The United States drops an atomic bomb nicknamed “Fat Man” on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time). *Japan offers to surrender to the Allies, “provided this does...