February 2nd, 1939 (THURSDAY)
UNITED KINGDOM: A requirement is issued for a tank with Christie suspension, 40mm turret armour, a 2-pdr main gun and BESA machine gun. This led to the Crusader.
POLAND: Submarine ORP Orzel commissioned.
MALTA: HMS NUBIAN joins her flotilla along with HMS COSSACK.
U.S.A.: Syracuse, New York state: After a major fire was all but extinguished in the Collins Block, the building collapses killing nine firemen.
Destroyer USS Benham commissioned.
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