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Wednesday 14 October 1942

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Billy Harrison and Peter Nadas. For Me and My Gal, directed by Busby Berkeley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Movies

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For Me and My Gal

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams

Country: United States

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In Which We Serve

Directed by: Noel Coward

Starring: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone

Country: United States

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The Glass Key

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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Flying Tigers

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
  • RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
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Facts:
  • Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution
  • German assault on Tractor factory, 1000s killed
  • Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal

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  • Life: War work
  • Time: Chairman, Democratic National Committee
  • Life: Eyecatcher hats

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Books

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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

After going deaf from an attack of meningitis, Emily struggles to regain her hearing

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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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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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