WORLD WAR II BEGINS
WWII BEGAN 75 YEARS AGO TODAY
Wielun, Poland (JFK+50) The Second World War began seventy-five years ago today, September 1, 1939, with Germany’s attack on Poland.
The invasion began at 04:40 when Adolf Hitler’s Luftwaffe made a bombing raid on the town of Wielun.
Minutes later, a German battleship opened fire on the Polish military transit depot in Danzig on the Baltic Sea.
At 08:00, German troops marched on Mokra. Additional German attacks followed on the northern, southern and western borders of Poland.
Great Britain and France declared war on Germany on September 3, 1941 and
two weeks later the Soviet Union invaded Poland.
JFK SAYS HOFFA WANTS TO DOMINATE
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty-five years ago today, September 1, 1959, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy had some harsh words for Teamster’s Union president Jimmy Hoffa.
JFK said, during a filming of a television program conducted by Florida Democratic Senator George Smathers,
“Mr. Hoffa wants to dominate everything that moves in this country.”
Senator Kennedy went on to say that Hoffa would try to defeat “certain members of Congress” in the next election.
BURR ACQUITTED OF TREASON
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) 207 years ago today, September 1, 1807, Aaron Burr, former Vice-President of the United States, was acquitted of plotting to annex parts of Louisiana and Spanish territory in Mexico for the creation of an independent republic.
Mr. Burr was found not guilty because, according to the law, he had not yet engaged in an “overt act” of treason. Afterward, Burr went into exile in Europe but later returned to private life in New York where he died in 1836.