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This Day In History: 1942-08-04

The Irving Berlin Musical “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds , and featuring the song “White Christmas” premiered in New York.  The 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen. Belgium to Auschwitz.  British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo.  Colonel-General Andrey Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad and is welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev.  German occupiers order all Dutch homing pigeons killed.

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