January 26

The Apollo Theatre opens in New York City

January 26, 1934

Douglas MacArthur, U.S. Army General and Commander of Allied Forces, WWII, is born

January 26, 1880

Related Lessons

  • Lesson 2: Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942–1944
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    Lesson 2: Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942–1944

    Although it was the Japanese who attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, U.S. military planners decided that Germany, not Japan, was to be the primary target of operations. This lesson plan will focus on the overall strategies pursued by the Americans and their British allies in the initial months of World War II in Europe.

  • Lesson 4: Victory in the Pacific, 1943–1945
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    Lesson 4: Victory in the Pacific, 1943–1945

    The U.S. victory over the Japanese Navy at Midway succeeded in stopping the Axis advance in the Pacific, and by early 1943 the Marines had driven the Japanese from Guadalcanal. This lesson will guide students through the military campaigns of the Pacific theater, tracing the path of the Allied offensives.

  • The Korean War: "Police Action," 1950–1953
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    The Korean War: "Police Action," 1950–1953

    In 1950, North Korean forces, armed mainly with Soviet weapons, invaded South Korea in an effort to reunite the peninsula under communist rule. This lesson will introduce students to the conflict by having them read the most important administration documents related to it.