1944

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Events

  • January 29 - The Koniuchy massacre takes place.
  • February 23 - The Communist Party of the Soviet Union orders the deportation of the whole of the Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush) populations of the North Caucasus to Central Asia.
  • March 12 to 23 - Adolf Hitler orders Operation Margarethe: an occupation of Hungary by the German Army. Döme Sztójay is installed as the new Hungarian prime minister.
  • March 24 - The Ardeatine massacre takes place.
  • July 2 - The Belarusian Central Council is dissolved after Belarus is liberated by the Soviet Union.
  • July 20 - Adolf Hitler survives a failed attempt to assassinate him. The Gestapo subsequently arrest over 7,000 people accused of being involved in the plot; nearly 5,000 are executed.
  • July 22 - Hideki Tojo is forced to resign as Prime Minister of Japan. Kuniaki Koiso is appointed as his successor.
  • August 23 - Ion Antonescu is overthrown as dictator of Romania in a coup lead by the exiled former King of Romania, Michael I.
  • August 25 - Paris is declared liberated from Nazi control, ending the Vichy France regime.
  • October 12 - The Hellenic State collapses when Greece is liberated from Axis occupation.
  • October 15 - The Arrow Cross Party takes power in Hungary following the Nazi-supported Operation Panzerfaust.
  • December 3 - Beginning of the Greek Civil War.

Births

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Victim births

  • August 20 - Rajiv Gandhi
  • November 1 - Rafic Hariri

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