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    Events:

    • January 26 - Spanish Civil War: Troops loyal to Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.
    • February 27 - Sit-down strikes are outlawed by the Supreme Court of the United States.
    • March 2 - Pius XII becomes Pope
    • March 3 - In Bombay, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India.
    • March 15 - Nazi troops occupy Bohemia, Moravia and part of Czechoslovakia.
    • March 22 - World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania
    • March 28 - Dictator Francisco Franco conquers Madrid, ending the Spanish Civil War
    • April 4 - Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
    • April 7 - World War II: Italy invades Albania.
    • August 23 - Hitler and Stalin divides eastern Europe between themselves. Finland, the Baltic states and eastern Poland to USSR. Western Poland to Germany (Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact)
    • August 27 - A Heinkel 178, the first jet-powered aircraft, flies for the last time.
    • September 1 - Nazi Germany invades Poland, thus beginning World War II in Europe
    • September 3 - France and the United Kingdom declare war on Germany.
    • September 10 - Canada declares war on Germany.
    • September 17 - Soviet Union invades Poland and then occupies eastern Polish territories.
    • September 27 - Warsaw surrender to Germans; Modlin surrender day later; last Polish large operational unit surrender near Kock eight days later.
    • November 30 - Soviet Union attacks Finland, starting the Winter War.
    • December 25 - A Christmas Carol was read before a radio audience for the first time.
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