Friday, February 16, 2018
February 9, 1942: Guadalcanal and the SS Normandie
FEBRUARY 9, 1942:
The World War II battle of Guadalcanal ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.
This same day, The SS Normandie, a former French ocean liner being refitted for the U.S. Navy at a New York pier, caught fire. It capsized early the next morning.