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15 Jun 1938
  • The United States Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act, which was the country's first effort at establishing a minimum hourly wage (US$0.25) and a maximum number of weekly work hours (44 hours). ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Spanish Republican gunboat Laya was sunk by Spanish Nationalist aircraft at Valencia, Spain. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Germany
  • 1,500 previously-convicted Jews, including minor offenses such as traffic violations, were sent to concentration camps in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Enterprise conducted her first air operation. 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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal