January 24th, 1939 (TUESDAY)
GERMANY: Berlin: Field Marshal Göring appoints the Gestapo chief Reinhardt Heydrich to "solve the Jewish question by emigration and evacuation." SS Gruppenfuerher Heydrich is in charge of the Sicherheitspolizei (security police), the combined forces of both the Gestapo and the Sicherheitsdienst (SD). (Perry Stewart)
CHILE: 30,000 are reported dead in yesterday's earthquake.
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