The Soviet ship Chervona Ukraina is sunk during the Battle of Sevastopol.
Battle of Hong Kong during World War 2 ends, beginning the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.
Adolf Hitler first announces extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.
Hermann Göring, directs Reinhard Heydrich to “submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired Final Solution of the Jewish question.”
USA President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech.
The Battle of Hong Kong ends and begins the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong.
Imperial Japanese forces land on the Philippine mainland.