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Posted: Tuesday, Jun 17th, 2014

1932 - The ban on Nazi storm troopers was lifted by the von Papen government in Germany.

1940 - Marshal Henri-Philippe Petain became the prime minister of the Vichy government of occupied France.

1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the closure of all German consulates in the United States. The deadline was set as July 10.

1952 - “My Little Margie” debuted on CBS-TV.

1952 - “Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl” was published in the United States.

1955 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend Selective Service until 1959.

1955 - Pope Pius XII excommunicated Argentine President Juan Peron. The ban was lifted eight years later.

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