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5 Jan 1939
  • Kiichiro Hiranuma became the 35th Prime Minister of Japan. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler met Polish Foreign Minister Józef Beck at Berchtesgaden in southern Germany and, in a friendly manner, mentioned that Danzig was German, and it was in his interest to one day see it return within German borders. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Hachiro Arita stepped down as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Luxembourg
  • Prince Jean was formally styled Hereditary Grand Duke. ww2dbase [Main Article | ]
Photo(s) dated 5 Jan 1939
Japanese Prime Minister Kiichiro Hiranuma with members of his cabinet, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Jan 1939; note Minister-without-Portfolio Konoe, Interior Minister Kido, Naval Minister Yonai, War Minister Itagaki, Foreign Minister Arita

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




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