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my mind begins to hum...

Postby the fire elf » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:54 pm

it's gentle...soothing...deep...

fade to black...

i pause...and am no more...

only to find myself created anew...

raise the white...

she holds it towards me now...

this moment is forever...

ever she holds it towards me...

so shall it be...

i ask nothing from you...

yet expect everything...

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the fire elf wrote:~the unusual suspect


unusual fire?
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Postby skygod » Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:30 pm

I will miss the hum of the refigerator when it is not there. Also there are no crickets.
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This sound producing action is called "stridulation" and the song is species-specific. There are two types of songs: a calling song and a courting song. The calling song attracts females and repels other males, and is fairly loud. The courting song is used when a female is near, and is a very quiet song.


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EVENT RESOURCES

camping gear
costumes & makeup
electronics
flea markets
guides
novelties


CAMPING GEAR, TENTS, SHADE STRUCTURES & MILITARY SURPLUS

Action Air Parachutes
530-753-2650
skydiving, parachutes, "flite suits"

Camp Surplus Store
805-343-6901
army navy outdoor store. hard-to find stuff. good parachute source

CAMPMOR
800-226-7667
good prices on camping stuff

The Edge Company
800-445-1021
tools, gifts, knives + action gear

Federal Army and Navy Surplus, Inc.
888-276-9689
parachutes, camouflage netting, goggles

Forest City Surplus
519-451-0246
survival, electronics, camping, tools, gizmos, beakers, whatever

Gempler's
800-382-8473
work clothes, farming and safety equipment and hardware

Geodesic Domes
good geodesic dome information

Geometry: How To Build A Geodesic Dome For Burning Man
geodesic shade-structure information from a veteran Ranger

M.P. Surplus
334-983-5124
wholesale + retail surplus, hunting, clothing supplies. parachute source.

Mass Army Navy
800-343-7749
military surplus + vintage + reproductions from around the world

Moose Creek Forge
417-546-2542
866-673-8544
great source for large -- 18" -- steel tent stakes and stake puller

Mountain Gear Surplus Sales
Asheville, NC
828-253-8368

The Outdoor Gear Exchange
888-547-4327
discount backpacking, climbing + camping gear

Phillips Environmental Products
877-520-0999
portable field toilets

Sierra Adventures
5 min. from Reno Airport, bikes, accessory rentals, equipment help, maps, Black Rock Shuttles, and bike disposal services.
2204 Dickerson Rd.
Reno, NV 89503
866.323.8928 (Toll Free - call anytime)

Simply Water
775-337-8111
411 Keystone at Interstate 80, Reno
purified water & ice, bottles, 55 gallon drums, & other stuff to help keep you hydrated on the playa.

Shelter Systems
650-323-6202
cool portable dome-like living shelters

Sportsman's Guide
800-888-3006
military and adventure equipment

Tarps & Tie-Downs (Hayward, CA)
510-782-8772
purveyors of fine & cheap tarps & tarp material

The Tentsmiths
603-447-2344
tents and accessories

Twin City Surplus (Reno)
888-323-5630
camping gear and tents

U.S. Cavalry
888-888-7228
military and adventure equipment


COSTUMES, MAKEUP & BODY PAINT

Ben Nye Make-up
1-800-700-3828
water-based, vibrant, easy-off, perfect-for-the-desert make-up stuff

Deviant: Liquid Latex
1-888-DEVIANT
liquid-latex body paint, rubberwear and other fun accessories

Essential Oil Company
1-800-729-5912
essential oils, massage + fragrance oils, incense supplies, etc.

Fake Fur
1-415-285-5682
17 different fake fur styles

Frederick's of Hollywood
1-800-323-9525
fun playa wear

Fifi Mahony's
504-525-4343
custom wigs, outrageous makeup, and accessories

Maximum Impact
1-800-811-3799
liquid-latex body products

Victoria's Secret
1-800-888-8200
more fun playa wear

The Wandering Bull
508-226-6074
American Indian crafts + supplies: feathers, leather,
bones, beads, etc.




ELECTRONICS & MECHANICAL DOOHICKEYS

Advanced Sciences
25th Century Technology Today
780-327-7355
huge catalog $4.00
time travel, invisibility, levitation, mind machines, antigravity, etc.

American Science & Surplus
847-982-0874
motors, tools, electrical components, wacky novelty items and toys, etc.

Angeles Valve & Fitting/Swagelok Company
213-849-6257
valves, high pressure tubing and fittings, etc.

Boeing Surplus Store
old tools, aircraft components, magnesium, computers, jet turbines, etc.
retail store in Kent, WA 425-393-4065

Bond Manufacturing
1-800-359-8665
great wholesale (use a company name) source for bamboo

Brainstorms
1-800-231-6000
skeletons, anatomical, health, and science items

C and H Surplus
1-800-325-9465
motors, solenoids, regulators, meters, cylinders, inverters, relays, etc.

Digi-Key
1-800-344-4539
electronic components

Edmund Scientific
609-573-6250
major supplier of optics and science products. technical + fun stuff

Halted Specialties Company
1-800-442-5833
techno-tinker stuff: electronics, lasers, etc.

Hokey Spokes
800-600-1778
Computer Generated Designs & Text on your Bike Wheels at Night


Potato Cannons Of The Internet
build-your-own spud-cannons

Real Goods
1-800-762-7325
solar and alternative energy products and information

Robot Store
1-800-374-5764
robot kits, books, electronics, muscle wires, parts, etc.

So-Cal Airgas
corporate office
310-497-1991
acetylene, H, N, O ... they don't rent regulators

Spy Tech Agency
1-888-878-2779
state-of-the-art James Bond stuff

The Weird Stuff Warehouse
(Sunnyvale & Fremont, CA)
408-743-5650
electronics and computer stuff and industrial products

West Marine
1-800-538-0775
flags, banners, sailcloth, sextants, various batteries, solar panels, etc.



FLEA MARKETS AND SWAP MEETS

In Northern California:

San Francisco • East Bay Area• South Bay Area
Points South • North Bay Area • Sacramento




San Francisco

Alemany Flea Market
100 Alemany Blvd. 415 647-9423, Sundays
a Farmers Market on Saturdays
located at the intersection of 101 and 280

Doelger Senior Center Flea Market
101 Lake Merced Blvd. in Daly City 415 991-8012
2nd Sunday of each month, June-October

Geneva Swap Meet
Geneva Drive-In near the Cow Palace in Daly City 415 587-2884,
Saturday and Sunday

Pier 29 Antique & Collectibles Mart
Pier 29 on the Embarcadero
415 956-5316
Sundays

San Francisco Flea Market
1651 Mission at Van Ness
Saturday and Sunday


East Bay Area

Antioch Flea Market
Fairgrounds, corner of 10th St. and L Ave. 510 778-6900
Friday Saturday and Sunday

Berkeley Flea Market
Ashby Bart Station in Berkeley 510 644-0744
Saturday and Sunday

Chabot College Flea Market
25555 Hesperian Blvd. in Hayward 510 786-6918
3rd Saturday of each month

Coliseum Swap Meet
5401 Coliseum Way in Oakland 510 533-1601
Tuesday-Sunday

Jack London Square Antiques Mart
Jack London Square in Oakland,
at the foot of Broadway 510 652-5728,
first Saturday of each month

Kennedy High School Flea Market
Stevenson & Grimmer in Fremont 510 489-6976
first Saturday of each month

Norcal Swap Meet/Laney College
Seventh & Fallon in Oakland 510 769-7266
Saturday and Sunday

Ohlone College Super Flea Market
43600 Mission Blvd. in Fremont 510 659-6285
2nd Saturday of each month

Solano Flea Market
Solano Way & Hwy 4 in Concord 510 687-6445
Saturday and Sunday


South Bay Area

Campbell Flea Market
1769 South Winchester Blvd. Campbell Center 408 374-1415,
2nd Saturday of each month

Capital Flea Market
Capitol Exp. & Monterey Hwy, San Jose 408 225-5800
Thursday through Sunday

DeAnza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. in Cupertino 408 864-8946
1st Saturday of each month

Electronics Swap Meet (aka Foothill Swap Meet At Foothill College)
12345 El Monte Rd. in Los Altos Hills 408 734-4453,
2nd Saturday of each month, May-October
Electronics, Computers, Ham Radio and High Tech stuff (current and vintage).
Also Tools, Stereos, TVs, phones, answering machines, etc.

Foothill College Flea Market
12345 El Monte Rd. in Los Altos Hills 650-948-6417
3rd Saturday of each month

Palo Alto Music Boosters Flea Market
Embarcadero Rd. and El Camino Real 415 324-3532
2nd Saturday of each month.
The flea market is located across from the Stanford Stadium;
if there is a home football game, the market is held on Sunday, the following day.

San Jose Flea Market
1590 Berryessa Rd. in San Jose 408 453-1110
Wednesday through Sunday

Wilcox High School Flea Market
Monroe & Calabazas Sts. in Santa Clara
2nd Saturday of each month


Points South

Big Red Barn Flea Market
1000 Hwy 101 in Aromas 408 726-3101
Saturday and Sunday

Morgan Hill Flea Market
140 East Main St. at Butterfield in downtown Morgan Hill
408 779-3809
Saturday and Sunday

Salinas Flea Market
925 North Sanborn Rd. in Salinas 408 757-3532
Saturday and Sunday

Skyview Drive-In
2260 Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz 408 462-4442
Friday Saturday and Sunday


North Bay Area

Clearlake Flea Market
16080 Davis St. in Clearlake 707 995-2304
Friday Saturday and Sunday
located one mile off Hwy 53
make sure you take the turn up 40th St.

Cloverdale Swapmeet
Citrus Fairgrounds in Cloverdale 707 894-3992
Saturday and Sunday

Forty and Eight Flea Market
Santa Rosa Vets Building parking lot across from the Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa,
707 522-9391
certain Sundays
for 1997: May 4, June 8, July 13, August 17 and Sept. 21.

Guerneville Flea Market
Safeway Parking Lot at 16405 River Rd. in Guerneville
Sunday

Midgley's Country Flea Market
2200 Gravenstein Hwy S. in Sebastopol
707 823-7874
Saturday and Sunday,
more commonly known as the Sebastopol flea market

Petaluma Indoor Flea Market
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds at E. Washington St. in Petaluma
707 586-120.
Saturday and Sunday
the Flea Market closes for two months during the annual
Sonoma-Marin County Fair in mid-May and reopens July 12th

Santa Rosa Indoor Flea Market
1426 Mendocino Ave. Music Biz in Santa Rosa 707 545-7009
Saturday and Sunday

Ukiah Flea Market
Redwood Empire Fairgrounds on State St. in Ukiah 707 468-4626
Saturday and Sunday

Yountville Flea Market
Yountville Veteran's Home off Hwy. 29. 707 944-4941
1st Saturday of each month, 8am-1pm
held inside the Recreation Building


Sacramento

Auction City and Flea Market
8521 Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento, CA
916 383-0880 or 916 383-0950
Saturday and Sunday

Denio's Roseville Farmers Market
1551 Vineyard Rd. in Roseville 916 782-2704
Friday-Monday

Forty Niner Flea Market
4450 Marysville Blvd. in Sacramento 916 920-3530
Thursday-Sunday


GUIDES AND INFORMATION SOURCES

Essential Media
1-800-490-5350
alternative culture in print, sound and video

Recycler
281-345-6060
online classifieds with stuff for sale, or free

Obtanium.net
An online community of constructively creative folks who exchange ideas, stuff, and services.

Freecycle
The worldwide Freecycle Network is made up of many local groups of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns.


NOVELTIES, TOYS, NEON,
& GLOW-IN-THE-DARK

Archie Mcphee's
425-745-0711
rubber chickens, voodoo squeak dolls, spud guns, pink flamingos, etc.

Bright Life
516-334-1356
ice cooler tables, super tape, garden gnomes, etc.

Bronner's Xmas Wonderland
1-800-361-6736
decorations, lights, etc.

CooLight Electroluminescent Wire
Ask for the Burner Discount year round.

Explorastore at the Exploratorium
415-561-0390
fun and educational toys and things from the home of the tactile dome

Glamorama
206-632-0287
more wacky novelty items

Global Shakeup
213-259-8988
snowdomes, float pens 'n' stuff

Good Vibrations
1-800-289-VIBE
sex toys, books, videos, etc.

Harriet Carter Catalog
1-800-377-7878
frog lights, bar signs, old fart slippers, glow tape, etc.

Henri The Blinky Guy Playa Delivery
808-337-1426
Have your light brought out to the playa. I am addicted to Burning Man. It was either sell you blinkies and glowsticks or break into your house and steal your TV. Your order will be at the event, guaranteed to work and helping our camp and projects to gift the community with literally thousands of lights. You can even barter your stuff with me if you see something you'd rather have. Thanks for your support.

Hokey Spokes
617-489-5817
Computer Generated Designs & Text on your Bike Wheels at Night


Into the Wind
1-800-204-5483
kites, flying toys, devil sticks, colorful nylon fabrics, etc.

Law Enforcement Equipment Company
1-800-821-3238
clothing, bike stuff, tools, handcuffs, sirens, etc.

The Lighter Side
941-747-5566
silly novelty items

Liquid Light
1-800-228-6890
glow-things source in Menlo Park

NIC Law Enforcement Supply
1-888 642-0007
CIA collectibles, badges, top secret stuff, credentials, etc.

Omniglow Corporation
1-800-762-7548
another glow-things source

Oriental Trading Company
1-800-228-2269
toys, novelty items, decorations, fun stuff, etc.

Playafish
Cool Neon, and all the help you need to make it glow, is available from the friendly folks that created the Playafish. We are Funhouse Productions, a fully-stocked manufacturer's rep.

SCHWA Corporation
very cool graphically-oriented alien humor.
books, images, shirts, manuals, calendars, etc.

sci-fi.com
1-800-TREKKER
sci-fi goodies

SPAMTASTIC!
1-800-588-SPAM
things spam

Stumps
1-800-348-5084
balloons, decorations, party supplies, prom stuff, etc.

Things You Never Knew Existed...
941-747-5566
more fun novelty items

Torche'
E-L Wire: remember the kangaroo and the fish? this is where you get the wire that lights up like neon.

Virginia Toy and Novelty Company
Flash, Blink, and Glow!
Glow Necklaces, Glow Bracelets, Magnetic Flashers, and more.
Free shipping w/$50 order if you mention code BM12.

Michael's Light Toys, San Francisco
925/286-7904
Fun and practical lights to illuminate you, your camp and your ride, including EL Wire, LED and Fiber Optic items. Almost all battery operated!
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Postby the fire elf » Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:57 pm

Hyperfocus describes an intense form of mental concentration or visualization that focuses consciousness on a narrow subject, or beyond objective reality and onto subjective mental planes, daydreams, concepts, fiction, the imagination, and other objects of the mind.


i wanna make nanobots that take concrete apart and proceed to make self-dispersing nanobots from the remnants that take concrete apart

Normally, siddhis occur two ways: naturally and as a result of extended practice of austerities. They are often mentioned in conjunction with Riddhi (pl Riddhis), which means material or worldly wealth, power, luxurious lifestyles, etc.


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Parkaya Pravesh: Parkaya Pravesh means entering one’s soul in the body of some other person. Through this knowledge even a dead body can be brought to life.

Haadi Vidya: This Vidya or knowledge has been mentioned in several ancient texts. On acquiring this Vidya a person neither feels hungry nor thirsty and he can remain without eating food or drinking water for several days at a stretch.

Kaadi Vidya: Just as one does not feel hungry or thirsty in Haadi Vidya similarly in Kaadi Vidya a person is not affected by change of seasons i.e. by summer, winter, rain etc. After accomplishing this Vidya a person shall not feel cold even if he sits in the snow laden mountains and shall not feel hot even if he sits in the fire.

Vayu Gaman Siddhi: Through this Siddhi a person can become capable of flying in the skies and traveling from one place to another in just a few seconds.

Prakya Sadhana: Through this Sadhana a Yogi can direct his disciple to take birth from the womb of a woman, who is childless or cannot bear children.

Prakamya: realising whatever one desires;

Isitva: possessing absolute lordship;

Vasitva: the power to subjugate all.


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Postby skygod » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:09 pm

I'll bet you knew that was going to happen.
"It will seem difficult in the beginning. But everything seems difficult in the beginning."- Musashi
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:00 pm

Now you're getting weird.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Postby skygod » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:32 pm

I would say that animals, too, have their own Jesus appropriate to their level of consciousness. CS Lewis (Friend of Tolkien) assumed this in "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe"
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Postby the fire elf » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:54 am

i grew weird

i grow weird

*ORIGIN originally in the sense having the power to control destiny: from an Old English word meaning destiny, fate.


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Postby the fire elf » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:56 am

and if you take 'animal' as symbolic for 'ecosystem', this images seems appropriate:

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Postby the fire elf » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:57 am

Dhammapada 178:
Sole dominion over the earth,
going to heaven,
lordship over all worlds:
the fruit of stream-entry
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Postby Norcal500 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:22 pm

yawn......
Down with Burning Man !!!!!!
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Postby the fire elf » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:47 pm

Norcal500 wrote:yawn......


The word "yawn" has evolved from the Middle English word yanen, an alteration of yonen, or yenen, which in turn comes from the Old English geonian.

Thesaurus: gape, open, gap, split, part, diverge; Antonym: shut, close, come together.

An action indicating psychological decompression after a state of high alert.

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Postby the fire elf » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:01 pm

1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday

The number 1944 is a triple factorial, being equal to 12!!! (some mathematiciams prefer 12!3 and read as "twelve triple factorial") or 12*9*6*3. The next factorial-like years will not occur until 2310 (11# - read as "eleven primorial" and equal to 11*7*5*3*2) or 3840 (10!2 - read as "ten double factorial" and equal to 10*8*6*4*2).

Contents [hide]
1 Events
1.1 World War II
1.1.1 January
1.1.2 February
1.1.3 March
1.1.4 April
1.1.5 May
1.1.6 June
1.1.7 July
1.1.8 August
1.1.9 September
1.1.10 October
1.1.11 November
1.1.12 December
1.2 Other events
1.2.1 January-July
1.2.2 August-November
1.2.3 December
1.3 Unknown dates
1.4 Ongoing events
2 Births
2.1 January
2.2 February
2.3 March
2.4 April
2.5 May
2.6 June
2.7 July
2.8 August
2.9 September
2.10 October
2.11 November
2.12 December
3 Deaths
3.1 January-March
3.2 April-June
3.3 July-August
3.4 September-October
3.5 November-December
3.6 Date unknown
4 Nobel prizes
5 References



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Events
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World War II
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January
January 4 - The Battle of Monte Cassino begins.
January 9 - Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is born.
January 5 - Murder of Danish playwright Kaj Munk.
January 14 - The Soviet troops start the offensive at Leningrad and Novgorod.
January 15 - The 27th Polish Home Army Infantry Division recreated, marking the start of Operation Tempest by the Polish Home Army.
January 17 - British forces, in Italy, cross the Garigliano River.
January 17 - Meat Rationing ends in Australia.
January 20 - The Royal Air Force drops 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin. The U.S. Army 36th Infantry Division, in Italy, attempts to cross the Rapido River.
January 22 - Allies begin Operation Shingle, the assault on Anzio, Italy. The U.S. Army 45th Infantry Division stand their ground at Anzio against violent assaults for 4 months.
January 27 - The two year Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
January 29 - The Battle of Cisterna takes place.
January 30 - United States troops invade Majuro, Marshall Islands.
January 31 - American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
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February
February 1 - United States troops land in the Marshall Islands.
February 3 - United States troops capture the Marshall Islands.
February 7 - In Anzio, Italian forces launch a counteroffensive.
February 14 - SHAEF headquarters established in Britain by General Eisenhower
February 14 - Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
February 15 - Battle of Monte Cassino - the monastery atop Monte Cassino is destroyed by Allied bombing.
February 17 - Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins. The battle ended in an American victory on February 22.
February 20 - "Big Week" begins with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
February 20 - The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
February 29 - The Admiralty Islands are invaded in the American General Douglas MacArthur-led Operation Brewer.
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March
March - The Japanese launch an offensive in central and south China.
March 1 - USS Tarawa and USS Kearsarge laid down.
March 1 - Anti-fascist strike in northern Italy.
March 2 - Train stalls inside a railway tunnel outside Salerno, Italy - 426 choke to death
March 3 - The Order of Nakhimov and the Order of Ushakov were instituted in USSR
March 10 - In Britain the Education Act lifts the ban on women teachers marrying.
March 12 - The Creation of the politic Committee of national liberation in Greece.
March 15 - Battle of Monte Cassino - Allied aircraft bomb German-held monastery and stage an assault.
March 15 - The National Counsil of the French Resistance approves the Resistance programme.
March 17 - The hitlerists assassinate at Rîbniţa almost 400 prisoners, Soviet citizens and anti-fascist Romanians.
March 18 - German forces occupy Hungary.
March 20 - RAF Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade's bomber is hit over Germany and he has to bail out without a parachute from the height of over 4000 meters. Tree branches interrupt his fall and he lands safely on deep snow
March 23 - members of the Italian Resistance attack Nazis marching in via Rasella. 33 Nazis are killed.
March 24 - the Fosse Ardeatine massacre in Rome, Italy. 335 Italians are killed, including 75 Jews and over 200 members of the Italian Resistance from various groups.
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April
April 25 - The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
April 28 - 749 American troops are killed in Exercise Tiger at Start Bay, Devon, England.
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May
May 5 - Mohandas Gandhi released in India.
May 9 - In the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol, Soviet troops had completely driven out the German forces. The besieged German troops had been ordered by Hitler to “fight to the last Man.” [1]
May 12 - Soviet troops finalize the liberation of Crimea.
May 18 - Battle of Monte Cassino - Germans evacuate Monte Cassino and Allied forces take the stronghold after a struggle that claimed 20,000 lives.
May 18 - Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
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June

Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.June 1 - The BBC transmits a coded message (the first line of a poem by Paul Verlaine) to underground resistance fighters in France warning that the invasion of Europe is imminent.
June 2 - The provisional French government is established.
June 4 - A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505, marking the first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
June 4 - American, English and French troops enter Rome.
June 5 - Rome falls to the Allies. It is the first capital of an Axis nation to fall.
June 5 - More than 1000 British bombers drop 5000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
June 6 - Battle of Normandy begins - Operation Overlord, code named D-Day, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. It also weakens Nazi Germany hold on Europe.
June 7 - Bayeux liberated by British troops.
June 9 - Stalin launches an offensive against Finland with the intent of defeating Finland before pushing for Berlin.
June 10 - 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.
June 13 - Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England.
June 15 - Battle of Saipan: The United States invades Saipan.
June 17 - The proclamation and discovery of the Republic of Iceland.
June 22 - Operation Bagration: General attack by Soviet forces to clear the German forces from Belarus which resulted in the destruction of the German Army Group Centre, possibly the greatest defeat of the Wehrmacht during WWII.
June 22 - Burma Campaign: The Battle of Kohima ends in a British victory.
June 25 - The Battle of Tali-Ihantala between Finnish and Soviet troops begins. Largest battle ever to be fought in the Nordic countries.
June 26 - American troops enter Cherbourg.
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July
July 3 - Soviet troops liberate Minsk.
July 3 - Battle of Imphal: Japanese forces call off their advance, ending the battle in a British victory.
July 9 - British and Canadian forces capture Caen.
July 10 - Soviet troops start the operations for occupying the Baltic countries.
July 13 - Liberation of Vilnius.
July 17 - The largest convoy of the war embarks from Halifax, Nova Scotia under Royal Canadian Navy protection.
July 17 - SS E.A.Bryan, loaded with ammunition, explodes in the Port Chicago naval base - 320 dead
July 18 - Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.
July 20 - Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt. See Claus von Stauffenberg
July 21 - Battle of Guam - American troops land on Guam starting the battle (ends on August 10).
July 21 - The creation of the Polish Committee for national liberation.
July 25 - Operation Spring - One of the bloodiest days for Canadians during the war: 18,444 casualties, including 5,021 killed.
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August

Szare Szeregi Scouts also fought in the Warsaw Uprising.August 1 - Warsaw Uprising begins.
August 2 - Turkey ends diplomatic and economic relations with Germany.
August 7 - IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
August 12 - Allies capture Florence, Italy.
August 12 - World's first undersea oil pipeline laid, between England and France in Operation Pluto
August 15 - Operation Dragoon lands Allies in southern France. U.S. Army 45th Infantry Division participates in its fourth assault landing at St. Maxime, spearheading the drive for the Belfort Gap.
August 19 - (August 25) Victorious insurrection in Paris.
August 23 - Ion Antonescu, prime minister of Romania, is arrested and a new government is established. Romania exits the war against Soviet Union joining the Allies.
August 24 - Allies enter Paris.
August 25 - Hungary decides to continue the war together with Germany.
August 29 - Slovak National Uprising begins
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September
September 1 - In Bulgaria, the Bagrianov government resigns.
September 2 - Holocaust: Diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz. They arrive three days later.
September 3 - Allies liberate Brussels.
September 4 - The British 11th Armored Division liberates the city of Antwerp in Belgium.
September 4 - Finland breaks off relations with Germany.
September 5 - The Soviets declare war on Bulgaria.
September 7 - The Belgian government returns from exile in Britain.
September 8 - London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.
September 8 - The French town of Menton is liberated from Germany.
September 9 - Insurrection in Sofia.
September 11 - Northern and southern France invasion forces link up near Dijon.
September 17 - Operation Market Garden begins.
September 19 - Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union signed. (End of the Continuation War)
September 20 - Jüri Uluots, prime minister in capacity of president of Estonia, escapes to Sweden
September 24 - The U.S. Army 45th Infantry Division takes the strongly defended city of Epinal before crossing the Moselle River and entering the western foothills of the Vosges.
September 26 - Operation Market Garden ends in an Allied withdrawal.
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October
October 2 - Warsaw Uprising ends.
October 5 - Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.
October 6 - Battle of Debrecen starts on the Eastern Front (lasts until October 29)
October 9 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin begin a nine-day conference in Moscow to discuss the future of Europe.
October 12 - The Allies land at Athens.
October 13 - Riga, the capital of Latvia is taken over by the Red Army.
October 14 - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution for allegedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.
October 18 - Volkssturm founded on Hitler's orders.
October 20 - Belgrade is liberated by Yugoslav Partisans and the Red Army.
October 20 - LNG explosion destroys a square mile (2.6 km²) of Cleveland, Ohio
October 21 - Aachen is the first German city to fall.
October 23 - Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines begins (lasts until October 26).
October 25 - Florence Foster Jenkins recital in the Carnegie Hall
October 25 - Red Army liberates Kirkenes, the first town in Norway to be liberated from German occupation.
October 31 - Mass murderer Marcel Petiot is apprehended in Paris metro station
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November
November 3 - Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising, Generals Ján Golian and Rudolf Viest are captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.
November 7 - U.S. presidential election, 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt wins reelection over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey to become the only U.S. president to be elected to a fourth term.
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December
December 1 - Edward Stettinius Jr. becomes the last United States Secretary of State of the Roosevelt administration, by filling the seat left by Cordell Hull.
December 3 - Civil war breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between Communists and royalists.
December 16 - Germany begins the Ardennes offensive, later to become known as Battle of the Bulge.
December 16 - General George C. Marshall becomes the first Five-Star General.
December 17 - German troops carry out the Malmedy massacre.
December 24 - The Bulge reaches its deepest point at Celles.
December 26 - American troops repulse German forces at Bastogne.
December 30 - King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving his throne vacant.
December 31 - Hungary declares war on Germany.
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Other events
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January-July
January 5 - The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
January 15 - Earthquake in San Juan, Argentina, kills 8000-10000 people.
February 26 - - Shooting begins of the Nazi propaganda film, "The Fuehrer Gives a Village to the Jews" in Theresienstadt.
March 1 - USS Tarawa laid down
March 4 - In Ossining, New York, Louis Buchalter, the leader of 1930s crime syndicate Murder, Inc., is executed at Sing Sing.
March 24 - In the Polish village of Markowa, German police kill Józef and Wiktoria Ulm, their six children and eight Jewish people they were hiding.
May 30 - Princess Charlotte Louise Juliette Louvet Grimaldi of Monaco, heir to the throne resigns from her rights in favor of her son Prince Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi, later reigning Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
June 17 - Iceland declares full independence from Denmark.
July 1 - Start of the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
July 6 - A fire broke out during a performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Hartford, Connecticut, resulting in the deaths of 168 people, most of them children. See Hartford Circus Fire
July 22 - End of Bretton Woods conference and signing of Agreements.
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August-November
August 4 - Holocaust: A tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family.
August 5 - Holocaust: Polish insurgents liberate a German labor camp in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners.
August 7 - IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
August 9 - The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey the Bear for the first time.
September 2 - Holocaust: Diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz. They arrive three days later.
October 2 - Holocaust: Nazi troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
October 8 - The radio show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet debuts.
October 10 - Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are systematically murdered at Auschwitz death camp
November 22 - William Lyon Mackenzie King introduces conscription in Canada (see Conscription Crisis of 1944).
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December
December 26 - The play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams was first publicly performed.
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Unknown dates
In Sweden, the law of 1864 that criminalizes homosexuality is abolished.
Swedish author of children's books Astrid Lindgren publishes her first book Pippi Longstocking.
In Sweden, Erik Wallenberg and Ruben Rausing invent a way to package milk in paper and start the company Tetra Pak.
Barbados General election - Grantley Adams, black lawyer, first majority party leader in the House of Assembly, as leader of Barbados Labour Party
Hans Asperger publishes his paper on Asperger's Syndrome
The Mad Gasser of Mattoon carries out a series of mysterious attacks in Mattoon, Illinois.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence established.
Canadian Arctic explorer Henry Larsen becomes the first person to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage in a schooner. He would chronicle the event in his autobiography, entitled “The Big Ship” (ASIN: B000ETAS4K). [2]
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Ongoing events
Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
Second World War (1939-1945)
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Births
For more 1944 births see Category:1944 births

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January
January 1 - Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir President of the Sudan
January 2 - Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
January 6 - Bonnie Franklin, American actress
January 6 - Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
January 9 - Jimmy Page, English guitarist (Led Zeppelin)
January 12 - Joe Frazier, American boxer
January 17 - Françoise Hardy, French singer
January 18 - Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
January 23 - Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor
January 24 - Neil Diamond, American singer
January 25 - Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress
January 26 - Angela Davis, American feminist and activist
January 27 - Mairead Corrigan, Northern Irish activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
January 27 - Nick Mason, English drummer (Pink Floyd)
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February
February 3 - Dave Davies, British musician (The Kinks)
February 5 - Al Kooper, American musician (Blood, Sweat, and Tears)
February 9 - Alice Walker, American writer
February 10 - Vernor Vinge, American writer
February 11 - Michael G. Oxley, American politician
February 13 - Stockard Channing, American actress
February 13 - Jerry Springer, English-born television host
February 14 - Carl Bernstein, American journalist
February 14 - Alan Parker, English-born film director, actor, and writer
February 16 - Richard Ford, American writer
February 17 - Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
February 20 - Willem van Hanegem, Dutch football player and coach
February 22 - Jonathan Demme, American film director, producer, and writer
February 22 - Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player
February 23 - Johnny Winter, American musician
February 24 - Nicky Hopkins, British musician (d. 1994)
February 27 - Ken Grimwood, American writer (d. 2003)
February 28 - Sepp Maier, German footballer
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March
March 1 - John Breaux, U.S. Senator from Louisiana
March 1 - Roger Daltrey, English musician (The Who)
March 2 - Uschi Glas, German actress
March 4 - Bobby Womack, American singer and songwriter
March 6 - Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand soprano
March 11 - Don Maclean, British comedian
March 15 - Sly Stone, American singer
March 17 - John Sebastian, American singer and songwriter (The Lovin' Spoonful)
March 19 - Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize
March 19 - Sirhan Sirhan, Palestinian assassin of Robert F. Kennedy
March 24 - R. Lee Ermey, U.S. Marine and actor
March 26 - Diana Ross, American singer
March 28 - Rick Barry, American basketball player
March 29 - Denny McLain, baseball player
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April
April 3 - Tony Orlando, American musician
April 4 - Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
April 6 - Felicity Palmer, English soprano
April 7 - Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
April 8 - Odd Nerdrum, Norwegian painter
April 11 - John Milius, American film director, producer, and screenwriter
April 19 - James Heckman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
April 22 - Steve Fossett, American millionaire adventurer
April 28 - Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
April 29 - Richard Kline, American actor and television director
April 30 - Jill Clayburgh, American actress
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May
May 1 - Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
May 4 - Paul Gleason, American actor (d. 2006)
May 5 - John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor
May 8 - Gary Glitter, English singer
May 9 - Richie Furay, American musician (Poco and Buffalo Springfield)
May 10 - Jim Abrahams, American film director
May 12 - Sara Kestelman, British actor
May 13 - Armistead Maupin, American author
May 14 - George Lucas, American film director and producer
May 20 - Joe Cocker, British singer
May 20 - Boudewijn de Groot, Dutch singer
May 20 - Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman
May 21 - Mary Robinson, President of Ireland
May 23 - John Newcombe, Australian tennis player
May 25 - Frank Oz, English puppeteer and film director
May 28 - Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York City
May 28 - Gladys Knight, American singer
May 28 - Patricia Quinn, Northern Irish actress
May 30 - Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
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June
June 3 - Edith McGuire, American sprinter
June 5 - Tommie Smith, American athlete
June 6 - Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
June 8 - Mark Belanger, baseball player (d. 1998)
June 24 - Jeff Beck, British musician
June 24 - John "Charlie" Whitney, British rock guitarist (Family)
June 29 - Gary Busey, American actor
June 30 - Raymond Moody, parapsychologist
June 30 - John William Ward, salesman.
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July
July 13 - Ernő Rubik, Hungarian inventor
July 17 - Mark Burgess, New Zealand cricket captains
July 21 - Tony Scott, English film director
July 21 - Paul Wellstone, U.S. Senator from Minnesota (d. 2002)
July 23 - Alex Buzo, of Sydney, Australian playwright and author(d. 16 August 2006)
July 27 - Tony Capstick, English comedian, actor, and musician (d. 2003)
July 31 - Geraldine Chaplin, American actress
July 31 - Robert C. Merton, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
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August
August 2 - Jim Capaldi, British drummer, singer, and songwriter (Traffic) (d. 2005)
August 4 - Richard Belzer, American actor and comedian
August 8 - Brooke Bundy, American actress
August 9 - Sam Elliott, American actor
August 10 - Gregory Weitzel, American Businessman & Noted Poker Player
August 11 - Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
August 15 - Sylvie Vartan, Bulgarian singer
August 19 - Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer
August 21 - Peter Weir, Australian film director
August 21 - Kari S. Tikka, Finnish Professor of Finance (d. 2006)
August 23 - Saira Banu, Indian actress
August 26- Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
August 31 - Roger Dean, British artist
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September
September 1 - Leonard Slatkin, American conductor
September 7 - Earl Manigault, American basketball player (d. 1998)
September 7 - Bora Milutinovic, Serbian football coach
September 12 - Leonard Peltier, U.S. Presidential candidate
September 12 - Barry White, American singer (d. 2003)
September 21 - Hamilton Jordan, Carter's first Chief of Staff
September 22 - Frazer Hines, British actor
September 25 - Michael Douglas, American actor
September 26 - Anne Robinson, British television host
September 30 - Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer
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October
October 9 - John Entwistle, English bassist (The Who) (d. 2002)
October 9 - Nona Hendryx, singer (LaBelle)
October 9 - Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer and musician (d. 1987)
October 15 - David Trimble, Northern Irish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
October 28 - Dennis Franz, American actor
October 28 - Ian Marter, British actor (d. 1986)
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November
November 9 - Melvin Maskin, American teacher
November 10 - Silvestre Reyes, American politician
November 12 - Booker T. Jones, American musician, singer, and songwriter (Booker T. and the M.G.'s)
November 12 - Al Michaels, American sportscaster
November 17 - Danny DeVito, American actor
November 17 - Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect
November 17 - Lorne Michaels, Canadian film producer
November 17 - Tom Seaver, baseball player
November 18 - Wolfgang Joop, German artist, fashion designer and art collector
November 21 - Dick Durbin, American politician
November 24 - Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar and diplomat
November 25 - Ben Stein, American law professor, actor, and author
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December
December 2 - Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
December 6 - Jonathan King, British music producer and paedophile
December 7 - Daniel Chorzempa, American organist
December 17 - Jack L. Chalker, American novelist (d. 2005)
December 21 - Michael Tilson Thomas, American conductor
December 21 - Bill Atkinson, English footballer
December 22 - Steve Carlton, baseball player
December 23 - Wesley Clark, U.S. general and NATO Supreme Allied Commander
December 25 - Jairzinho, Brazilian football player
December 28 - Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
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Deaths
For more 1944 deaths see Category:1944 deaths

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January-March
January 1 - Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
January 11 - Edgard Potier, Belgian spy (b. 1903)
January 20 - James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (b. 1860)
January 23 - Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (b. 1863)
January 31 - Jean Giraudoux, French writer (b. 1882)
January 31 - William Allen White, American journalist (b. 1868)
February 1 - Piet Mondriaan, Dutch painter (b. 1872)
February 4 - Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867)
February 11 - Carl Meinhof, German linguist (b. 1857)
February 21 - Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian-born race car driver (b. 1873)
March 4 - Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster, head of Murder, Inc. (b. 1897)
March 5 - Max Jacob, French poet (b. 1876)
March 22 - Pierre Brossolette, journalist and French Resistance fighter (b. 1903)
March 24 - Orde Wingate, British soldier (b. 1903)
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April-June
April 9 - Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (b. 1920)
April 17 - J.T. Hearne English cricketer (b. 1867)
April 28 - Paul Poiret, French couturier (b. 1879)
April 29 - Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (b. 1851)
May 12 - Max Brand, American author (b. 1892)
May 12 - Q, British writer (b. 1863)
May 16 - George Ade, American author (b. 1866)
June 27 - Milan Hodža, Slovak politician, champion of regional integration in Europe (b. 1878)
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July-August
July 6 - Andrée Borrel, French World War II heroine (executed) (b. 1919)
July 6 - Vera Leigh, English World War II heroine (executed) (b. 1903)
July 6 - Sonia Olschanezky, German World War II heroine (executed) (b. 1923)
July 6 - Diana Rowden, English World War II heroine (executed) (b. 1915)
July 7 - Georges Mandel, French politician and World War II hero (executed) (b. 1885)
July 26 - Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (b. 1877)
July 31 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French pilot and writer (b. 1900)
August 1 -Manuel L. Quezon, Philippine president (b. 1878)
August 8 - Chaim Soutine, Russian painter (b. 1893)
August 12 - Suzanne Spaak, Belgian World War II heroine (executed)
August 23 - Abdul Mejid II, Caliph of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1868)
August 26 - Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (executed) (b. 1909)
August 26 – Hans Leesment, Estonian general
August 27 - Princess Mafalda Maria Elisabetta of Savoy (executed) (b. 1902)
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September-October
September 6 - Gustave Biéler, Swiss World War II hero (executed) (b. 1904)
September 9 - Robert Benoist, French race car driver and war hero (executed) (b. 1895)
September 11 - Yolande Beekman, French World War II heroine (executed) (b. 1911)
September 11 - Madeleine Damerment, French World War II heroine (executed) (b. 1917)
September 11 - Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and World War II heroine (executed) (b. 1914)
September 13 - Heath Robinson, British cartoonist and illustrator (b. 1872)
September 14 - John Kenneth Macalister, Canadian World War II hero (executed) (b. 1914)
September 14 - Frank Pickersgill, Canadian World War II hero (executed) (b. 1915)
September 14 - Roméo Sabourin, Canadian World War II hero (executed) (b. 1923)
September 16 - Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1870)
October 4 - Al Smith, American politician (b. 1873)
October 14 - Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (b. 1891)
October 21 - Alois Kayser, German missionary (b. 1877)
October 23 - Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
October 26 - William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1881)
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November-December
November 2 - Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)
November 5 - Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
November 7 - Hannah Szenes, Hungarian World War II heroine (executed) (b. 1921)
December 2 - Josef Lhévinne, Russian pianist (b. 1874)
December 4 - Roger Bresnahan, baseball player (b. 1879)
December 13 - Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-born artist (b. 1866)
December 30 - Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
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Date unknown
Joseph Campbell, Northern Irish poet and lyricist (b. 1879)
Bishop James Cannon, Jr., American religious and temperance movement leader (b. 1864)
Gerald Haxton secretary and lover of the famous novelist and playwright W. Somerset Maugham (b. 1892)
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Nobel prizes
Physics - Isidor Isaac Rabi
Chemistry - Otto Hahn
Medicine - Joseph Erlanger, Herbert Spencer Gasser
Literature - Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
Peace - International Committee of the Red Cross.
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References
^ "Year by Year 1944" -- History Channel International

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