Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—July 14, 1940: Three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), involuntarily occupied by Soviet forces, “vote” to be admitted to the Soviet Union.
65 Years Ago—July 14, 1945: French celebrate first Bastille Day since 1939. US warships fire directly on Japan for the first time, in support of carrier strike on Kamaishi, Honshu.