Some historical events from 1944:
January 1944: The British, during WW2, launched an attack on Monte Cassino, Italy. The seige of Lenningrad, in the USSR, by the Germans ended after over two years. Allied forces landed at Anzio, Italy.
February 1944: The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax was introduced in Britain.
April 1944: The income tax system 'Pay As You Earn', devised by Cornelius Gregg, was introduced.
May 1944: Hitler gave permission for German forces to withdraw from the USSR. The Allies captured Monte Cassini, Italy. An assassination attempt was made on Hitler by his own officers.
June 1944: Allied forces entered the Italian city of Rome. The invasion of Normandy, D-Day, by allied forces began. The first V1 rocket fell on England during World War 2. The first flying bomb was dropped on London, UK. Iceland became an independent republic.
July 1944: The Russian city of Minsk was recaptured from the Germans. A German officer attempted to assassinate Hitler with a bomb. American marines captured the western Pacific island of Guam.
August 1944: PLUTO, pipe line under the ocean, began operating beneath the English Channel, supplying gasoline to Allied forces in France. PLUTO, pipe line under the ocean, began operating beneath the English Channel, supplying gasoline to Allied forces in France. Allied forces landed in the south of France; Marseilles was captured.
September 1944: The first German V2 flying bombs fell on Britain. Blackout regulations were lifted in Britain. Allied paratroops landed at Arnhem, Holland. Near the end of World War 2, the Red Army entered Yugoslavia.
November 1944: Franklin D.Roosevelt created a record by being elected for a fourth term as President. The Home Guard,affectionately called 'Dads Army', was disbanded. The lights of Piccadilly, the Strand, and Fleet Street were switched back on after five years of blackout. In a storage cavern beneath Staffordshire, 4,000 tons of explosives exploded. The explosion was heard 100 miles away in London.