September 1, 1939 World War II began with the invasion of Poland by Germany and Russia. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor launched the United States into World War II. The war ended on September 1, 1945 with the surrender of Japan, and the beginning of the nuclear age.
U. T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
In 1941 the Texas Legislature authorized The University of Texas to establish a hospital for cancer research and treatment somewhere in the state. The Anderson Foundation agreed to match $500,000 in appropriated funds if the hospital would be built in Houston and named for its benefactor, Monroe Dunaway Anderson.
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