Events occurring on Saturday, July 1, 1944  
  Combat in Western Europe After D-Day  
  The German 1st SS Panzer Corps mounted an armored attack around Grainville in Normandy. The British 2nd Army held against the German assaultd.  
  The Allied Campaign for Italy  
  The U.S. 133rd Infantry Regiment captured Cecina on the west coast of Italy.  
  Operation Forager - The Allied Invasion of the Mariana Islands  
  The U.S. 5th Amphibious Corps continued to battle for Saipan.  
  Allied Submarine Warfare in the Pacific  
  The submarine USS Batfish (SS 310), commanded by Lt. Commander John K. Fyfe, sank the Japanese guardboats Kamoi Maru and Isuzugawa Maru No.5 with gunfire northwest of the Mariana Islands.  
  The submarine USS Tang (SS 306), commanded by Lt. Commander Richard H. O'Kane, torpedoed and sank the 878 ton Japanese fleet tanker Takatori Maru No.1 and the 998 ton Japanese merchant cargo ship Taiun Maru No.2 off Mokpo, Korea.  
  The Southwest Pacific Theater  
  The Japanese merchant cargo ship Nikko Maru was sunk by a mine, possibly laid by the submarine USS Kingfish (SS 234) on October 10, 1943, off Makassar, Netherland East Indies.  
  The Atomic Bomb  
  U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt granted the "The Manhattan Project" the highest project-wide procurement priority (AA-1).  
  United Nations Events  
  The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, commonly known as the Bretton Woods Conference, began. The conference was a gathering of 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations at the Mount Washington Hotel, situated in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to regulate the international monetary and financial order after the conclusion of World War II.  
  The Nisei - Japanese Americans in WW2  
  The U.S. Congress enacted and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Public Law 78-405, called the Denaturalization Act of 1944. The law was created as a result of pressure from Japanese Americans. The law creates a procedure whereby American citizens could lose their citizenship in time or war by renouncing it in writing. In late 1944 and early 1945, about 5,500 evacuees at the Tule Lake segregation center made application to renounce their American citizenship under the provisions of Public Law 78-405. There were no renunciants among German Americans, Italian Americans, or any other Americans of European ancestry.  
  July 1944 Calendar  
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