This Weekend In History…

World War II Begins…..

September 1, 1939…..

Germany invades Poland, starting World War II. Great Britain and France would declare war on Germany two days later.

World War II – Japan Signs Surrender Terms…..

September 2, 1945…..

After announcing their surrender two weeks earlier, Japan signs the formal surrender terms aboard the battleship USS Missouri.

300 mph Land Speed Record Set…..

September 3, 1935…..

Sir Malcolm Campbell drives his 2,227 cu. in. 2,500-hp V-12 engine “Bluebird” for two runs over a one-mile course averaging 301.129 mph (484.955 km/h). The record was set at the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah.