This Week in WWII – 1st Week of November


Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch: a failed attempt at revolution that occurred between the evening of 8 November and the early afternoon of 9 November 1923, when Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler, Generalquartiermeister Erich Ludendorff, and other heads of the Kampfbund unsuccessfully tried to seize power in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.


Assassination attempt on Hitler fails.


First flight of the Hawker Hurricane. The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force.


FDR is elected U.S. President for 2nd term over Alf Landon in one of the greatest landslides in American history. Roosevelt carried 46 states with 60.8 % of vote.


Assassination attempt on Hitler: Johann George Eiser places time bomb to kill Hitler at Burgerbrau Beer Cellar in Munich.


FDR elected President for 3rd Term over Wendell Wilkie. Roosevelt carried 38 states with 54.7% of popular vote. U.S. invades North Africa.


Operation Torch begins, a British-American invasion of French North Africa. FDR broadcasts message to Vichy France leader Marshal Petain.


U.S. Marines land on Bougainville Islands in the Solomons. Workers begin loading uranium into the graphite reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


FDR is elected U.S. president for unprecedented fourth term.


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