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This Day In History: 1942-08-09

Vice-Admiral Gunichi Mikawa of the Imperial Japanese Navy lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island. Dmitri Shostakovitch’s 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad.   Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others are arrested by British authorities in Bombay after the passage of a “quit India” campaign for civil disobedience by the All-India Congress (Ghandi was released in 1944). CBS radio broadcasts the debut of “Our Secret Weapon.”

 

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