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This Day In History: 1945-04-18

Famed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle, 44, was killed by Japanese gunfire on the Pacific island of Ie Shima, off Okinawa.  In his first game, St. Louis Brown’s 1 armed outfielder, Pete Gray, goes 1 for 4.  Epe, Netherlands freed by Corporal General van Aken.  Clandestine Radio 1212, operated by the psychological warfare branch of the U.S. 12th Army Group, after broadcasting pro-Nazi propoganda for months used their influence to trap 350,000 German army Group B troops.  Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Bolivia are established.

 

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