The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1939 World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

1972 American Bobby Fischer won the international chess crown in Reykjavik, Iceland, defeating Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union.

1983 A Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner entered Soviet airspace; 269 people were killed.

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~ by thehalobender on September 1, 2009.

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