Parading proudly up Tokyo Bay, Japanese fleet returns from war games which rehearsed tactics to be used against hypothetical U.S. attack. Battleship Hiyei (foreground) and distant carriers Kaga and Ryujo were at the bottom by 1943.
Roaring with flame, Berlin's Reichstag burns in fire which Nazis blamed on Communists, used to increase home support for Hitler.
Right-handing jauntily, President Roosevelt opens third game of World Series, played at Griffith Stadium between Washington Senators and New York Giants. FDR's pitch was delayed a while because home club forgot to furnish him a ball.
Gaveling emphatically, General Hugh S. Johnson, the NRA administrator, opens a public meeting on recovery policies in Omaha.