Years Ago—July 1, 1942: First Battle of El Alamein begins—German Gen.
Rommel makes deepest penetration yet into Egypt. Sub USS Sturgeon sinks Japanese ship Montevideo
Maru off Philippines; 845 Australian POWS and 208 civilians killed in
Australia’s worst maritime disaster. US discontinues production of alarm
clocks; however, rising absenteeism will lead to a quick repeal.