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This Day In History: 1942-12-04

President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, which had been created to provide jobs during the Depression (including the Civilian Conservation Corps.  U.S. bombers struck Italian mainland for first time with a raid on Naples, Italy.  First U.S. citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey).  Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.

 

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