1943 events in history

Jan 11 World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China
Jan 11 Italian-American anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York City
Jan 14 World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war
Jan 14 World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke, the successful operation to evacuate its forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal Campaign
Jan 14 World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel by airplane while in office when he travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill
Jan 15 The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia
Jan 15 World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins
Jan 17 World War II: Greek submarine Papanikolis captures the 200-ton sailing vessel Agios Stefanos and mans her with part of her crew
Jan 18 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto
Jan 23 World War II: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign ends
Jan 23 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time
Jan 23 World War II: Australian and American forces finally defeat the Japanese army in Papua
Jan 23 World War II: Troops of Montgomery's 8th Army capture Tripoli in Libya from the German-Italian Panzer Army
Jan 24 World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca
Jan 27 World War II: The VIII Bomber Command dispatched ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This was the first American bombing attack on Germany of the war
Jan 29 The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers
Jan 30 World War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes
Jan 31 World War II: German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of the war's fiercest battles
Feb 2 World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces
Feb 3 The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story
Feb 7 World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign
Feb 9 World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal
Feb 10 World War II: Attempting to completely lift the Siege of Leningrad, the Soviet Red Army engages German troops and Spanish volunteers in the Battle of Krasny Bor
Feb 11 World War II: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe
Feb 14 World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated
Feb 14 World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jürgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia
Feb 16 World War II: Insertion of Operation Gunnerside, Norway
Feb 16 World War II: Red Army troops re-enter Kharkov
Feb 18 Joseph Goebbels delivers his Sportpalast speech
Feb 18 The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement
Feb 19 World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins
Feb 20 The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms
Feb 20 American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies
Feb 20 The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Parícutin, Mexico
Feb 22 World War II: Members of the White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst are executed in Nazi Germany
Feb 23 Greek Resistance: The United Panhellenic Organization of Youth is founded is Greece
Feb 23 A fire breaks out at St. Joseph's Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, killing 36 people (35 of whom are children)
Feb 27 The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
Feb 27 The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men
Mar 2 World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships
Mar 3 World War II: In London, England, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station
Mar 4 World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end
Mar 5 First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom
Mar 6 Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in the The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series
Mar 13 The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków
Mar 14 World War II: The Kraków Ghetto is "liquidated"
Mar 15 World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting
Mar 19 Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard
Mar 21 Wehrmacht officer Rudolf von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through. Von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion
Mar 22 World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces