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Saturday 4 July 1942, US Independence Day

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael G C F and Michael . The Magnificent Ambersons, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Magnificent Ambersons

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello

Country: United States

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Mrs. Miniver

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright

Country: United States

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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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The Falcon Takes Over

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Lynn Bari, James Gleason

Country: United States

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This Gun for Hire

Directed by: Frank Tuttle

Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael G C F: English Prince of Kent.
  • Michael : A grandson of King George V and Queen Mary, he is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Floyd Little: American football player.
  • Hal Lanier: American baseball player coach and manager.
  • Stefan Meller: French-Polish academic and politician Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2008).
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Facts:
  • 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WWII)
  • US air offensive against Nazi-Germany begins
  • WWII in the European Theater of Operations:
  • Twenty-four ships are sunk by German bombers and submarines after Convoy PQ 17 to the Soviet Union is scattered in the Arctic Ocean to evade the German battleship Tirpitz.
  • US Eighth Air Force inauspiciously flies its first mission in Europe using borrowed British planes and bombs targets in the Netherlands, such as De Kooy airfield attached to Den Helder naval base. Three of six aircraft return Nieuws-wo2.tk

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1942?

  • Esquire
  • Life: USO volunteer
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Franz Halder -- June 29, 1942

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Song of Bernadette

By: Franz Werfel

This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...

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The Moon Is Down

By: John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...

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Dragon Seed

By: Pearl S. Buck

The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence.

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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

A lovely romance novel that's once a bestseller and was made into a movie (in 1944) and is praised for its aesthetic beauty for ages, is what's this novel And Now Tomorrow's short introduction.

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