Public in dark for days due to government shutdown. Oil is spread out over a 7.3 acre land mass.
February 21, 1942 - Scorched Earth and Martial Law. News of the war not going well in the Pacific, worries of an invasion of Australia, Internment of Japanese-Americans living on West Coast of U.S. begins. Martial Law in Hawaii. Fall of Singapore. Sea battle off Bali. Attacks on Rangoon. Capitol Hill debate on War Powers Bill.
February 15,1942 - Rumors British forces in Singapore ask for armistice. Japanese prepare to launch offensive against Palembang, largest oil production site in Far East. German Warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau cruise English Channel fueling fears of pending invasion of Britain. Russians push West, taking 4 towns and pushing Germans back to old Polish border. Congress calls for stepped up war production. Senate begins inquiry on why synthetic rubber production wasn't stepped up before Pearl Harbor in light of losing rubber supply from Far East. Labor troubles with strikes at largest aluminum production facility in Detroit.
U.S. Army advancing into Germany. Fingers still crossed the war would be over by Christmas. The news on this day in December in 1944 was all about Allied Advances. On the Western Front, General Patton's 3rd Army established a bridgehead at The
News of the day for December 1st, 1944 - Allied Army advances toward Germany, the progress of war in Pacific. News on the homefront - Capitol Hill, as usual.