World War II History
1941 - Martial law was proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.
1942 - During World War II, Japanese forces captured Rangoon, Burma.
1943 - Japanese forces attacked American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle lasted five days.
1943 - In the U.S., the ban on sliced bread was rescinded. The ban had been called for on January 18.
1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley received a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will became the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.
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