Tag Archives: World War II

August 15, 2015

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1943 because of his special talent to use food scraps in both unusual and appetizing recipes and reducing food waste during the war, the U.S. War Department awarded Mess Sergeant Edward Dzuba of Company … Continue reading

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April 8th, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, King Zog I of Albania fled the invading Italian Army and went into exile in England, taking with them large stores of gold. Zog and his family understood very well how gold could … Continue reading

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March 9, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974, the last Japanese soldier surrendered, 29 years after World War II ended. Hiroo Onoda was living in the Philippine jungles and only finally ceded that Japan had lost when his former commander travelled … Continue reading

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February 7, 1943

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1943, the US government announced that shoe rationing would go into effect on February 9, 1943. Each man, woman, and child was limited to the purchase of three pairs leather shoes a year, and … Continue reading

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August 2, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1939 Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Roosevelt urging the U.S. to start an atomic weapons research program. He thought that science had progressed to the point where bombs could be built that … Continue reading

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February 26, 1945

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1945, Syria declared war on Germany and Japan. Germany subsequently surrendered on May 7, 1945 and Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945, making the Syrians look to the rest of the world as being … Continue reading

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January 12, 1943

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1943, the Office of Price Administration announced that standard frankfurters/hot dogs/wieners would be replaced by ‘Victory Sausages.’ Sixty years later, the silliness continued in our nation’s capitol as on March 11, 2003, US Representatives … Continue reading

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