Today in History - January 31 -

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Sunday, Jan 31 2010 by

1944 – World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.

Kwajalein Atoll (Google Maps)
Kwajalein Atoll

1943 – German Field Marshall Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of World War II’s fiercest battles.

The Motherland Calls! (Google Maps)
The Motherland Calls!