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  • Leningrad, Novgorod and Narva, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Jan 14, 1944

    World War II

    Leningrad–Novgorod Offensive

    Leningrad, Novgorod and Narva, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Jan 14, 1944

    The Leningrad–Novgorod strategic offensive was launched by the Red Army on January 14, 1944. The strategic offensive ended a month later on 1 March, when Stavka ordered the troops of the Leningrad Front to a follow-on operation across the Narva River.




  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 15, 1944

    Igor Stravinsky

    Stravinsky's incident with the Boston Police

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 15, 1944

    Stravinsky's unconventional dominant seventh chord in his arrangement of the "Star-Spangled Banner" led to an incident with the Boston police on 15 January 1944, and he was warned that the authorities could impose a $100 fine upon any "re-arrangement of the national anthem in whole or in part". The police, as it turned out, were wrong. The law in question merely forbade using the national anthem "as dance music, as an exit march, or as a part of a medley of any kind", but the incident soon established itself as a myth, in which Stravinsky was supposedly arrested, held in custody for several nights, and photographed for police records.




  • Monte Cassino, Italy
    Monday Jan 17, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of Monte Cassino

    Monte Cassino, Italy
    Monday Jan 17, 1944

    The Allies launched series of successful attacks against Axis forces in Winter Line, the attacks lasted from 17 January until 18 May 1944. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.




  • Anzio and Nettuno, Italy
    Saturday Jan 22, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of Anzio

    Anzio and Nettuno, Italy
    Saturday Jan 22, 1944

    The Battle of Anzio was a battle of the Italian Campaign of World War II that took place from 22 January 1944 to 5 June 1944 (ending with the capture of Rome). The operation was opposed by German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno.




  • Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    Thursday Jan 27, 1944

    World War II

    Siege of Leningrad ended

    Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    Thursday Jan 27, 1944

    On 27 January 1944, Soviet troops launched a major offensive that expelled German forces from the Leningrad region, thereby ending the most lethal siege in history. The siege began on the 8 September 1941, when the Wehrmacht severed the last road to the city. Although Soviet forces managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, the Red Army did not lift the siege until 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began.




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