Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—January 30, 1940: US sends out the first Social Security check, for $22.54 to a retired Vermont teacher.

65 Years Ago—January 30, 1945: Soviets sink German liner Wilhelm Gustloff, killing 7000 German refugees from East Prussia in the worst maritime disaster in history. US Rangers rescue 512 Allied POWs at Cabanatuan on Luzon in the Philippines.