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This Day in History: 1944-12-18

U.S. Destroyers Hull, Spence & Monaghan sink in typhoon off Philippines (780 die).  Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam destroy electricity plants.  The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the government’s wartime evacuation of people of Japanese descent from the West Coast while at the same time ruling that “concededly loyal” Americans of Japanese ancestry could not continue to be detained.

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