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  • India
    Friday May 5, 1944

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Gandhi's release

    India
    Friday May 5, 1944

    Gandhi was released before the end of the war on 6 May 1944 because of his failing health and necessary surgery; the Raj did not want him to die in prison and enrage the nation. He came out of detention to an altered political scene – the Muslim League for example, which a few years earlier had appeared marginal, "now occupied the centre of the political stage".




  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslavia)
    Thursday May 25, 1944

    Josip Broz Tito

    Operation Rösselsprung

    Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslavia)
    Thursday May 25, 1944

    On 25 May 1944, he managed to evade the Germans after the Raid on Drvar (Operation Rösselsprung), an airborne assault outside his Drvar headquarters in Bosnia.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 25, 1944

    Bretton Woods Conference

    The U.S. government invited the Allied countries to send representatives to an international monetary conference

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 25, 1944

    On May 25, 1944, the U.S. government invited the Allied countries to send representatives to an international monetary conference, "for the purpose of formulating definite proposals for an International Monetary Fund and possibly a Bank for Reconstruction and Development".




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