Franklin Roosevelt elected to fourth term as president.
One-hundredth Battalion and 442d Regimental Combat Team, both all-Japanese American military units, are joined to become the most decorated unit in U.S. history.
The first African American congressman from the eastern states, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., is elected to the House of Representatives.
Reinstatement of draft for Nisei Japanese.
Repeal of exclusion orders.President Roosevelt signs the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the GI Bill of Rights.
Protestors resist draft at Heart Mountain Relocation Center.
Allies enter Rome (June).Allied forces invade Normandy (June 6).
Allies liberate Paris (August).
U.S. troops cross the Siegfried Line and enter Germany (September 13).
Japan mounts first suicide (kamikaze) air attacks against U.S. in Leyte Gulf (October).Battle of the Bulge (December).Malmedy Massacre (December).