Today in World War II History

65 Years Ago—February 28, 1945: US secures Corregidor in the Philippines. In the US a midnight curfew is placed on nightclubs, sports arenas, theaters, and bars to conserve coal—restaurants exempt.

*Leap Year Bonus* 70 Years Ago—February 29, 1940: Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Ernest Lawrence; ceremony held in Berkeley rather than Stockholm. Academy Awards: Best picture of 1939—Gone with the Wind; best actor—Robert Donat in Goodbye, Mr. Chips; best actress—Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind.