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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – October 19th

Tehran Conference begins, November 28, 1943

This is the first meeting of the Big Three—Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill—in which it was decided that the Americans and British would open a second front in Europe. This strategy was designed to take the pressure off the Russians, who had been battling the Nazis on Soviet soil for more than two years, at the cost of more than twenty million Soviet soldiers and citizens dead, wounded, or missing. The meeting was held at the Soviet embassy in Iran.