This Week in 1945

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 15th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *Venezuela declares war on Nazi-Germany. That’s right, Venezuela. Hitler may have a few bigger problems. *Hitler visits the Eastern front, which is getting closer and closer to Berlin. *Meanwhil...
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    Feb 8th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs won the World Series… World War II Rages On… *The Yalta Conference between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ends. *San Francisco selected for site of United Natio...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 2nd, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *Feb. 5, 1945 TIME magazine. On the cover: Joseph Stalin (“Facts are stubborn things”) *Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Jose...
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    Jan 25th, 2017
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were in the World Series World War II Rages On… *Future movie and television star James Arness (photo) is discharged from the Army after receiving several battle awards and medals. He is wounded, but recovering. *Swedish ships bring food to the millions of peop...
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    Jan 18th, 2017
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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 F├╝hrerbunker. *In Poland, The Soviet Uni...
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    Jan 11th, 2017
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    May 20th, 2014
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    There’s a story in the New York Times about the last surviving member of 1945 Cubs, Lennie Merullo. Lennie was their starting shortstop, and he’s still alive in Massachusetts. He’s 97 years old. It’s a charming story about the man. I once wrote a snarky piece about Lennie at J...