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Donster
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posted 02-08-2000 11:20 PM     Profile for Donster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
1942: The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff held its first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during WWII.

1942: Daylight-saving "War Time" went into effect in the United States,with clocks turned ahead 1 hour.

-----------------1943-----------------

After five months of fighting and over 25,000
deaths, Japanese forces on Guadalcanal abandon the island. U.S. Marines are unaware of their evacuation until they reach the Japanese soldiers deserted beach camp.


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HarryM
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posted 02-09-2000 12:11 AM     Profile for HarryM   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Guess reading the paper back then was never boring...
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Donster
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posted 02-09-2000 12:33 PM     Profile for Donster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
In case you want to read the article without a magnifying glass:
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/000209onthisday_big.html#article


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