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20 Jul 1939
  • The United Kingdom limited Jewish immigration to Palestine. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The keel of British light cruiser HMS Uganda was laid down. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Captain Aiji Hashimoto was made the commanding officer of seaplane carrier Kamoi while concurrently holding his previous position as the commanding officer of light cruiser Isuzu. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
  • 2,000 Nazi Party members arrived in the Free City of Danzig from Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Dithmarschen was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Dithmarschen | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • British Foreign Secretary Halifax met with Swedish businessman Birger Dahlerus in London, England, United Kingdom, telling him to approach Hermann Göring for possible Anglo-German negotiations to avoid war. ww2dbase [Halifax | London, England | CPC]
United States
  • The keel of battleship Massachusetts was laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Company in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Massachusetts | Quincy, Massachusetts | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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