World War II
- On December 18, 1878, Joseph Stalin was born. His dad was an alcoholic, and abusive. As a young boy, Stalin became a part of criminal activities, and revolutionary politics. Also as a boy, he got small pocks, which left scars all over him. Later in life, Stalin attended a seminary to study to study for the priesthood in the Georgian orthodox church. Stalin was expelled from this school in 1899. Joseph married Ekaterina "Kato" Svanidze. they had one son but he was killed as a prisoner in Germany. In 1922 Stalin became secretary general of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. He died in 1953.Stalin, eventually outmaneuvered rivals and won the power struggle for control of the Communist Party After Lenin died in 1953.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
On June 6, 1944, Dwight D. Eisenhower was born. He was a supreme leader of Allied Forces in Western Europe during WWII. He lead the massive invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe that began on D-Day (June 6, 1944). Leading Republicans convinced him to run for president; he won against Democrat Adlai Stevenson. Eisenhower was one of the supposed people who used the atomic-bomb against the Japanese cities. He left office in January of 1961. Only to die tow months later on March 28, 1969.