Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—June 29, 1940: Roosevelt signs the Alien Registration Act; 5 million foreigners will register and be fingerprinted. New song enters the Top Ten: “Fools Rush In.”
65 Years Ago—June 29, 1945: President Truman approves the invasion of Japan, with Operation Olympic, the invasion of Kyushu to start November 1, 1945, and Operation Coronet, the invasion of Honshu to start March 1, 1946.