America takes out its first loan, The New York Times and the United States Air Force are born, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies, and "The Guiding Light" ends after 72 years, all on this day.
1944: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes the Japanese cargo ship Junyo Maru, which, unknown to the Tradewind's commander, was carrying 4,200 Javanese slave laborers and 2,300 Allied prisoners of war. It was the world's greatest sea disaster at the time with 5,620 dead.
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