24 Sep 1939

Germany
  • Limited food rationing began in Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
Poland
  • German Einsatzgruppen murdered 800 members of Polish intelligentsia at Bydgoszcz, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Russia
  • The Soviet Union gave an ultimatum to the Estonian Foreign Minister in Moscow, Russia, demanding land to build a Soviet minitary base in Estonia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Winston Churchill noted that the past three weeks since the European War had begun had been the longest he had ever lived. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the commanding officer of the 3rd Brigade at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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