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This Day In History: 1943-12-26

During the Battle of North Cape, the Royal Navy Battleship HMS Duke of York and her escorts sink the German Battle Cruiser Scharnhorst (Only 36 men were rescued, out of a crew of 1,968).   Earl Claus von Stauffenberg plans to bomb Hitler’s headquarters are underway.  Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating Washington Redskins 41-21 in Chicago.

 

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