TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2020

BB. 1942 Friday: Fighting in Stalingrad continues to rage. Lt. Gen. Friedrich Paulus, commences the build-up for a final push against the stubborn Soviet defenders, willing to trade pools of blood for every scrap of land they surrender to their Axis foes, one that will commence on October 14. Meanwhile, Axis allies Hungary, Rumania, and Italy continue moving forward to protect the flanks of the Sixth Army committed to the battle within the dying city.