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  • 1944 - "An amendment to Veterans Regulation Number I (a) authorized that pensionable status existed for persons and dependents of persons who incurred disability or death in line of duty prior to final induction or acceptance for active military or naval service during the period from August 27, 1940 would continue until termination of the war." [1]


Deaths

  • 1940 - Arthur W. Aleshire - American politician. A U.S. Representative from Ohio, Aleshire lost the use of his legs in an accident and operated a filling station and grocery store before being elected to Congress.[2]
  • 1986 - Sonny Terry - American Blues musician. Blind. Known for his ability to play the harmonica and his "joyous whoops". He was also part of the first cast of the Broadway musical comedy, Finian's Rainbow.[3]


References

  1. Chronology:1940’s Social Security Online: Special Collections. Accessed on January 31, 2008.
  2. "ALESHIRE, Arthur William, (1900 - 1940)." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. U.S. Senate Historical Office. Accessed on March 21, 2008.
  3. "Sonny Terry." The Blues Harp Page. Accessed on March 7, 2008.