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  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 1, 1945

    John F. Kennedy

    Kennedy Retired

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 1, 1945

    On March 1, 1945, Kennedy retired from the Navy Reserve on physical disability and was honorably discharged with the full rank of lieutenant.




  • Serbia (Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 7, 1945

    Josip Broz Tito

    The provisional government of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (Demokratska Federativna Jugoslavija, DFY) was assembled in Belgrade

    Serbia (Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 7, 1945

    On 7 March 1945, the provisional government of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (Demokratska Federativna Jugoslavija, DFY) was assembled in Belgrade by Josip Broz Tito, while the provisional name allowed for either a republic or monarchy.




  • France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Germany
    Thursday Mar 8, 1945

    World War II

    The Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine

    France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Germany
    Thursday Mar 8, 1945

    The Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine (25 August 1944–7 March 1945), also known as the Siegfried Line campaign, was a phase in the Western European campaign of the World War.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Mar 8, 1945

    World War II

    Bombing of Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Mar 8, 1945

    A devastating bombing raid on Tokyo of 9–10 March was the deadliest conventional bombing raid in history.




  • French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Friday Mar 9, 1945

    First Indochina War

    The Second French Indochina Campaign

    French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Friday Mar 9, 1945

    In March 1945, Japan launched the Second French Indochina Campaign to oust the Vichy French and formally installed Emperor Bảo Đại as head of the nominally independent Empire of Vietnam. The Japanese arrested and imprisoned most of the French officials and military officers remaining in the country.




  • Australia
    Thursday Mar 15, 1945

    Penicillin

    Australia was the first country to make the drug available for civilian use

    Australia
    Thursday Mar 15, 1945

    After World War II, Australia was the first country to make the drug available for civilian use. In the U.S., penicillin was made available to the general public on March 15, 1945.




  • Nassau, Bahamas
    Friday Mar 16, 1945

    Edward VIII

    Resignation

    Nassau, Bahamas
    Friday Mar 16, 1945

    He resigned from the post on 16 March 1945.


  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 28, 1945

    Winston Churchill

    Churchill decided to restrict area bombing and sent a memorandum to General Ismay

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 28, 1945

    On 28 March, he decided to restrict area bombing and sent a memorandum to General Ismay for the Chiefs of Staff Committee: The destruction of Dresden remains a serious query against the conduct of Allied bombing..... I feel the need for more precise concentration upon military objectives..... rather than on mere acts of terror and wanton destruction, however impressive.


  • Upper Silesia, Germany
    Saturday Mar 31, 1945

    World War II

    Upper Silesian Offensive

    Upper Silesia, Germany
    Saturday Mar 31, 1945

    In February, the Soviets entered Upper Silesia.


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