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  • Crimea, U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Apr 8, 1944

    World War II

    Crimean Offensive

    Crimea, U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Apr 8, 1944

    By May 1944, the Soviets had liberated Crimea. The Crimean Offensive was led by the Red Army on Crimea, the Offensive begun on 8 April 1944, and ended with the evacuation of the Crimea by the Germans.




  • Ukraine, Romania, Eastern Poland, Moldavia and Carpathian Mountains
    Monday Apr 17, 1944

    World War II

    Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive ended

    Ukraine, Romania, Eastern Poland, Moldavia and Carpathian Mountains
    Monday Apr 17, 1944

    The German forces had lost from Soviets in Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive, which fought from 24 December 1943 to 17 April 1944.




  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1944

    The Wright brothers

    A Long Flight

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1944

    On April 19, 1944, the second production Lockheed Constellation, piloted by Howard Hughes and TWA president Jack Frye, flew from Burbank, California, to Washington, D.C. in 6 hours and 57 minutes (2300 mi – 330.9 mph).




  • Henan, China - Hunan, China - Guangxi, China
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1944

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Operation Ichi-Go

    Henan, China - Hunan, China - Guangxi, China
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1944

    In 1944, with the Japanese position in the Pacific deteriorating rapidly, the IJA mobilized over 500,000 men and launched Operation Ichi-Go, their largest offensive of World War II, to attack the American airbases in China and link up the railway between Manchuria and Vietnam. This brought major cities in Hunan, Henan and Guangxi under Japanese occupation.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1944

    Bretton Woods Conference

    International Monetary Fund

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1944

    Early in the Second World War, John Maynard Keynes of the British Treasury and Harry Dexter White of the United States Treasury Department independently began to develop ideas about the financial order of the postwar world. After negotiation between officials of the United States and United Kingdom, and consultation with some other Allies, a "Joint Statement by Experts on the Establishment of an International Monetary Fund," was published simultaneously in a number of Allied countries on April 21, 1944.




  • Territory of New Guinea and Netherlands New Guinea
    Saturday Apr 22, 1944

    World War II

    Western New Guinea Campaign

    Territory of New Guinea and Netherlands New Guinea
    Saturday Apr 22, 1944

    In April, the Allies launched an operation to retake Western New Guinea. The Western New Guinea campaign was a series of actions in the New Guinea campaign, the campaign begun on 22 April 1944. Fighting in western New Guinea continued until the end of the war.




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