Calendar and Summary for February 1939  
 
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  Summary of Significant Events for February 1939  
   
  The first group of Canadian volunteers from the Spanish Civil War returned to Canada.  Resistance in Catalonia, by Republican troops against General Francisco Franco's Nationalist troops ends.  British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain stated that any German attack on France would be automatically considered an attack on Britain.  With the exception of wedding bands all Jews in Germany are ordered to surrender objects of gold, platinum, and silver to public purchasing centers.  
   
  Events occurring in February 1939 with no specific dates  
   
  The Atomic Bombs  
  Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, a physicist at the University of California, Berkeley, speculated in a letter that a chain reaction in a 10-centimeter cube of uranium deuteride "might very well blow itself to hell."
  Learn more about the American Atomic Bombs Program  
 
     
   
     
   
 

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