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Events of 1944
Date Event
Jun 06, 1944 The Normandy Invasion, D-Day, occurs when one hundred and fifty-five thousand Allied troops, including American forces and those of eleven other Allied nations (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, and the United Kingdom). Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of France to begin the World War II invasion of Europe that would lead to the liberation of Paris. Operation Overlord gained footing quickly, pushing through the Atlantic Wall in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
Jun 22, 1944 The G.I. Bill of Rights is signed into law, providing benefits to veterans.
Jul 01–22, 1944 G.I. Bill of Rights enacted. \Bretton Woods Conference creates International Monetary Fund and World Bank
Jul 17, 1944 The greatest continental U.S. tragedy of World War II occurs when two ships loading ammunition at Port Chicago Naval Weapons Station in California explodes. The accident killed three hundred and twenty people.
Jul 21, 1944 The United States military begins to retake the island of Guam after Japanese troops had occupied the island during World War II. The battle would end on August 10.
Aug 21–Oct 07, 1944 Dumbarton Oaks Conference—U.S., British Commonwealth, and USSR propose establishment of United Nations
Nov 06, 1944 The last campaign speech of Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking his fourth term in office, is broadcast from his Hyde Park, New York home. Two days later, Roosevelt would gain that fourth term by a significant, but smaller margin than any of his previous elections, especially in the popular vote where Dewey lost by only three and one half million votes. The Electoral College margin, however, at 432 to 99, insured Roosevelt good footing in prosecution of World War II.
Dec 16, 1944 Battle of the Bulge
Dec 18, 1944 The United States Supreme Court rules in the case of Korematsu vs. the United States, the the wartime internment of Japanese Americans on the West Coast was valid during a time of war.
, 1944 Woody Guthrie records “This Land is Your Land.” Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma.

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