70 Years Ago—Oct. 7, 1940: German troops enter Romania at request of Fascist Gen. Antonescu and occupy crucial Ploesti oil fields. Japanese protest US embargo on vital materials as “unfriendly act.”
65 Years Ago—Oct. 7, 1945: Gen. George Patton removed from command of US Third Army due to his criticism of US “de-Nazification” program for German officers.