Historical Events of 1939

Can you name the significant events of 1939?

January 5This aviator is officially declared dead after disappearing in 1937
March 3This icon of nonviolence begins a fast in protest of autocratic rule in India
March 14-16Nazi-Germany annexes this country and dissolves its republic
April 1After nearly three years, this war officially comes to an end
April 14This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is published by John Steinbeck
May 1This hero makes his first comic book appearance
June 12The National Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated in this town
June 23The government of Siam changes their country's name to this, which means
'Free Land'
July 4This man declares, 'Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.'
August 2This physicist writes a letter to President Roosevelt about developing the atomic bomb, which leads to the Manhattan Project
August 15Judy Garland is launched into superstardom, playing this character in 'The Wizard of Oz'
September 1World War II begins when Hitler invades this country
September 23The death of this Austrian neurologist noted for his theories on the unconscious mind
October 18Birth of the man who would one day make international headlines and later be killed by Jack Ruby
November 8Georg Elser fails to assassinate this German leader
November 15President Roosevelt lays the cornerstone for this Washington D.C. landmark
November 16Al Capone is released from this famous prison
December 2Opening of this US airport that in 1960 would be voted 'greatest airport in the world'
December 14The League of Nations expels this country for attacking Finland
December 15This four-hour film premieres and goes on to sell more tickets than any other film in history, a record that still stands
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