This Week in 1945

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 14th, 2017
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    This week (June 14-20) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Eisenhower welcomed in England… In Chicago *What had once been the NBC Blue Network officially becomes known as ABC under its new owner, Edward J. Noble (who had bought it in 1943 an...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 7th, 2017
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    This week (June 7-13) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The Franck Committee recommends against a surprise nuclear bombing of Japan. The committee was led by Manhattan Project scientist, Nobel Prize winning physicist James Franck (photo). His co...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    May 31st, 2017
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    This week (May 31-June 6) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The Allies capture Nazi loot and criminals… *The U.S., Russia, England and France agree to split occupied Germany. *The Allied Control Council, military occupation governing body ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    May 24th, 2017
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    This week (May 24–May 30) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Americans pause reverently to pay homage on Memorial Day… *William Joyce (“Lord Haw-Haw”) is captured. He is later charged with high treason in London for his En...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    May 17th, 2017
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    This week (May 17–May 23) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *U-Boats defeated, Tokyo bombed… *Heinrich Himmler, German head of the SS, commits suicide in British custody. He was only 45 years old. *President of Germany Karl Dönitz and...
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    May 10th, 2017
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    This week (May 10–May 16) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Georgia welcomes back the famous General Courtney Hodges *The New York Times describes the damage in Germany this way: “Berlin is dead. As a city, it no longer exists. The p...
    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...