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Can you name the events from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945 that DID NOT have to do with World War 2?
Updated Aug 27, 2012
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Definition of "Non-World War II" - Not related to anything directly involved in the Second World War. Events that are an indirect result of the War (elections, governments, etc.) are still fair game.
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15 November 1939
Franklin Delano Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the monument dedicated to this man.
2 December 1939
This airport, once voted 'The Best in the World', opened near New York.
15 December 1939
This four-hour film, an adaption of the book by Margaret Mitchell, premieres.
7 February 1940
This film, Walt Disney's second animated feature, is released.
2 March 1940
This character, often seen 'hunting wabbits,' makes his debut.
24 June 1940
The Republican National Convention nominates this man to run against FDR in the 1940 election.
20 August 1940
This man, exiled in Mexico from the Soviet Union, is attacked with an ice pick.
13 January 1941
All people born on this island are now considered to be full US citizens.
17 July 1941
This New York Yankee's 56-game hitting streak ends.
31 October 1941
Carving finishes for this sculpture in South Dakota.
9 August 1942
This Indian spiritual leader is arrested by British Forces in Bombay.
26 November 1942
This movie, where Sam 'plays it again,' is released.
This author publishes The Screwtape Letters.
4 January 1943
This man becomes governor of California, and would later go on to head a famous commission about the Kennedy assassination.
17 May 1943
The US Army enters a contract with this university to develop ENIAC, the first computing machine.
22 November 1943
This country, whose flag contains a cedar tree, gains independence from France.
This existential play is published by Jean-Paul Sartre.
7 November 1944
FDR defeats this man to win a fourth term as US President.
8 March 1945
This man forms a government in Yugoslavia, and would lead the country for over 30 years.
26 July 1945
This man cedes his post as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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