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* 1944 – World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.
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" The term made an impact into English pulp science fiction starting from Jack Williamson's The Cometeers ( 1936 ) and the distinction between mechanical robots and fleshy androids was popularized by Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future ( 1940 – 1944 ).
* 1944 – The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
* 1944 – Continuation War: The Vyborg – Petrozavodsk Offensive, the largest offensive launched by Soviet Union against Finland during World War II, ends to a strategic stalemate.
Alexis Carrel ( June 28, 1873 – November 5, 1944 ) was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques.
* 1944 – ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
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In 1944, van Vogt moved to Hollywood, California, where his writing took on new dimensions after World War II.
The Plague is in part a historical allegory, in which the plague signifies the German occupation of France from 1940 to 1944 during World War II.
* 1944 – World War II: Liberation of Paris – Paris, France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
* 1944 – World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.
* 1944 – World War II: King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of Marshal Antonescu, who is arrested.
* 1944 – World War II: Nine German E-boats attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
* 1944 – World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated – Allied forces land in the Hollandia ( currently known as Jayapura ) area of New Guinea.
* 1944 – World War II: possibly the biggest prison breakout in history occurs as 545 Japanese POWs attempt to escape outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.
* 1944 – World War II: Polish insurgents liberate a German labor camp in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners.
* 1944 – World War II: The Nazis begin a week-long massacre of anywhere between 40, 000 and 100, 000 civilians and prisoners of war in Wola, Poland.
* 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Narva ends with a combined German – Estonian force successfully defending Narva, Estonia, from invading Soviet troops.
* Brazil in World War II ( 1942 – 1945 ): Brazil declared war on Nazi Germany in August 1942 and in 1944 sent 25, 334 soldiers to fight in Italy.
Only several years after its liberation ( 1878 ), Bulgaria became a regional military power and was involved in several major wars – Serbo-Bulgarian War ( 1885 ), First Balkan War ( 1912 – 13 ), Second Balkan War ( 1913 ), First World War ( 1915 – 1918 ) and Second World War ( 1941 – 1944 ), during which the Army gained significant combat experience.
The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September – November 1944 on the island of Peleliu, present-day Palau.
When the Orioles were the St. Louis Browns, they played in only one World Series, the 1944 matchup against their Sportsman's Park tenants, the Cardinals.