1944 United States presidential election: Franklin D. Roosevelt wins reelection over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey, becoming the only U.S. president elected to a fourth term. Election day rail accident in Puerto Rico: A passenger train derails at Aguadilla due to excessive speed on a downgrade; 16 are killed, 50 injured.
8 set 2015 · 1944 was a year that could have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler’s waning power. Instead, it saved those democracies—but with a fateful cost. Now, in a “complex history rendered with great color and sympathy” ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review), Jay Winik captures the epic images and extraordinary history “with ...
- Jay Winik
1 ott 2015 · Jay Winik examines the momentous year 1944 in World War II, when an increasingly frail President Roosevelt was running for re-election, the outcome of the war was not assured and Hitler was...
22 giu 2012 · 1944 On June 6th the D-DAY invasion ( Operation Overlord ) starts with allied forces crossing the English Channel to land in Normandy which signaled the end of the war in Europe. Meanwhile London had the first attacks from V2 rockets , which caused further devastation to an already badly bombed city.
10 nov 2015 · The true national tragedy dramatized in 1944 is the bitter aftermath of five years of invasion and occupation. First seized by Soviet Russia, then by Nazi Germany, Estonia ended up with more than...
- Stephen Dalton
19 feb 2013 · View forward to 1945 — but no hint of atomic energy, which was to be the most important story of the year. Long segment on V-1 “buzz-bomb” bombardment (“23 000 buildings utterly destroyed, 5000 lives lost”), emphasizing perseverance of Londoners, and terror of sudden destruction, but no mention of V-2.