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Subject: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 2:08 am

December 5th 1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment. (This overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States.)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 12/05/13 at 10:41 am


December 5th 1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment. (This overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States.)

The only time that a constitutional Amendment was repealed in its entirety.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/13 at 3:22 am

December 6th 1933 – U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/14 at 3:17 am

March 26th 1934 – The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/14 at 5:56 am

May 21st 1934 – Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/14 at 4:45 am

May 23rd 1934 – The American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/14 at 4:46 am

May 23rd 1934 – The Auto-Lite strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/14 at 2:51 am

May 27th 1924 - The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, meeting at Springfield, Maryland, repealed its ban on dancing and theater attendance.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: polaris2310 on 05/28/14 at 12:54 am

May 1934:

23. May 1934 - Gibbsland, LA - Bonnie & Clyde shot

9. May 1934 - Montana/Wyoming/Saskatchewan/Alberta - large scale "black blizzard" begins, reaches NYC and Savannah, Ga within 48 hours, travelling at 115 mph at times, dumps dirt on ships 350 miles out in the Atlantic ocean and eventually remnants reach Central Europe and beyond

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/14 at 1:54 am

May 28th 1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/14 at 2:06 am

May 30th 1934 - The two-day Barmen Synod ended in Germany. The resulting Barmen Declaration affirmed that the German Confessing Church recognized Jesus Christ to be the only authoritative voice of God, in clear contrast to all other (i.e., Nazi) powers representing divine revelation.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/14 at 3:35 am

June 6th 1934 – New Deal: the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/14 at 4:00 am

June 9th 1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/09/14 at 7:52 pm


June 9th 1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

Happy Birthday Donald Duck! :D

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 06/11/14 at 4:40 pm


Happy Birthday Donald Duck! :D



He looks good for 80.  :)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/14 at 3:31 am

June 19th 1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/14 at 4:24 am

July 2nd 1934 – The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/14 at 2:10 am

July 4th 1934 – Leo Szilard patented the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/14 at 2:46 am

December 11th 1934 – Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 12/11/14 at 3:05 pm


December 11th 1934 – Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time.


What drink was it?  ???

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 8:05 pm


What drink was it?  ???
Would we like to know?

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 8:05 pm

January 2nd 1935 – Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 7:27 am


Would we like to know?


maybe it was a Bourbon or a Gin and Tonic? ???

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/15 at 7:27 am


maybe it was a Bourbon or a Gin and Tonic? ???
In a Speakeasy?

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 3:02 pm


In a Speakeasy?


why not a speakeasy?  ???

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/15 at 6:55 pm


why not a speakeasy?  ???
In November 1934, Wilson was visited by old drinking companion Ebby Thacher. Wilson was astounded to find that Thacher had been sober for several weeks under the guidance of the evangelical Christian Oxford Group. Wilson took some interest in the group, but shortly after Thacher's visit, he was again admitted to Towns Hospital to recover from a bout of drinking. This was his fourth and last stay at Towns hospital under Doctor Silkworth's care and he showed signs of delirium tremens. It was while undergoing treatment with The Belladonna Cure that Wilson experienced his "Hot Flash" spiritual conversion and quit drinking. Earlier that evening, Thacher had visited and tried to persuade him to turn himself over to the care of a Christian deity who would liberate him from alcohol] According to Wilson, while lying in bed depressed and despairing, he cried out, "I'll do anything! Anything at all! If there be a God, let Him show Himself!" He then had the sensation of a bright light, a feeling of ecstasy, and a new serenity. He never drank again for the remainder of his life. Wilson described his experience to Dr. Silkworth, who told him, "Something has happened to you I don't understand. But you had better hang on to it".

Wilson joined the Oxford Group and tried to help other alcoholics, but succeeded only in keeping sober himself. During a failed business trip to Akron, Ohio, Wilson was tempted to drink again and decided that to remain sober he needed to help another alcoholic. He called phone numbers in a church directory and eventually secured an introduction to Dr. Bob Smith, an alcoholic Oxford Group member. Wilson explained Doctor Silkworth's theory that alcoholics suffer from a physical allergy and a mental obsession. Wilson shared that the only way he was able to stay sober was through having had a spiritual experience. Smith was familiar with the tenets of the Oxford Group and upon hearing Wilson's experience, "began to pursue the spiritual remedy for his malady with a willingness that he had never before been able to muster. After a brief relapse, he sobered, never to drink again up to the moment of his death in 1950". Wilson and Smith began working with other alcoholics. After that summer in Akron, Wilson returned to New York where he began having success helping alcoholics in what they called "a nameless squad of drunks" in an Oxford Group there.

In 1938, after about 100 alcoholics in Akron and New York had become sober, the fellowship decided to promote its program of recovery through the publication of a book, for which Wilson was chosen as primary author. The book was given the title Alcoholics Anonymous and included the list of suggested activities for spiritual growth known as the Twelve Steps. The movement itself took on the name of the book. Later Wilson also wrote the Twelve Traditions, a set of spiritual guidelines to ensure the survival of individual AA groups. The AA general service conference of 1955 was a landmark event for Wilson in which he turned over the leadership of the maturing organization to an elected board.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/15 at 7:47 pm

January 19th 1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/15 at 7:48 pm


January 19th 1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.
Now that's pants!

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/15 at 7:10 pm

February 7th 1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 02/07/15 at 6:46 am


February 7th 1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.


Happy 80th Birthday.  :)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/15 at 8:25 pm

February 13th 1935 – A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/15 at 1:08 am

1935 – Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of radar in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/15 at 8:04 pm

1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/15 at 8:11 am

1935 – Percy Shaw founded his company Reflecting Roadstuds Limited to make cat's eyes.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/15 at 4:31 am

1925 – Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:36 am

1925 – Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:36 am

1925 – The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:42 am


1925 – Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.


1925 – Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.


1925 – The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language.

No one noticed...

...in the wrong topic!

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:43 am

May 12th 1935 – Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/15 at 4:38 am

May 14th 1935 – The Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:05 am

June 3rd 1935 – One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:49 am

June 10th 1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:49 am

June 10th 1935 – Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/15 at 5:36 am

June 18th 1935 – Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:17 am

July 16th 1935 – The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 8:06 am

July 24th 1935 – The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/15 at 4:14 am

July 28th 1935 – The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber aircraft, which dropped more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II, made its first flight.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 5:21 am

September 3rd 1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 7:42 am

September 3rd 1935 - Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in ten games.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 10:16 am

September 11th 1935 - US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/16 at 3:48 pm

January 14th 1936 - Cecil "Tiny" Thompson (Boston Bruins) became the first NHL goalie to receive credit for an assist.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 4:58 am

January 15th 1936 – The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 7:45 am

January 20th 1936 – Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/16 at 2:38 am

January 29th 1936 - The first members of major league baseball's Hall of Fame were named in Cooperstown, NY. They were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 4:05 am

February 8th 1936 - The first National Football League (NFL) draft was held. Jay Berwanger was the first to be selected. He went to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 3:06 am

February 10th 1936 – Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 5:21 am

February 15th 1936 – Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 2:05 am

February 16th 1936 – In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 1:36 am

February 29th 1936 – February 26 Incident in Tokyo ends.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 2:31 am

February 29th 1936 – Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/29/16 at 6:48 pm


February 29th 1936 – Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.

Amazing!!

Born on that day was Alex Rocco, an Italian-American film actor, but he passed away last year from pancreatic cancer. :\'( (So he would have turned 80 today; it would have been his 20th birthday.)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 9:14 am

March 1st 1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 10:20 am

March 1st 1936 – A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 5:14 am

March 7th 1936 – Prelude to World War II: In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 6:47 am

March 8th 1936 – Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 2:29 am

March 14th 1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of Show Boat in 1929.)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 2:02 am

March 16th 1936 – Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers and lead to a major flood in Pittsburgh.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 12:45 pm

March 20th 1936 - Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "Christopher Columbus" in Chicago, IL.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:32 am

March 24th 1936 - The Detroit Red Wings beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0. The first goal was not scored until 16 minutes and 30 seconds into the sixth overtime period of the season's first Stanley Cup semi-final game.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:10 am

March 25th 1936 - The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Maroons in the longest hockey game to date. The game lasted for 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 5:21 am

March 29th 1936 – In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 2:42 pm

April 6th 1936 – Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 7:53 am

April 11th 1936 - The SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America) was founded.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 3:37 am

April 15th 1936 – Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 6:10 am

April 15th 1936 – First day of the Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 8:48 am

April 18th 1936 – The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 8:38 am

April 18th 1936 - Benny Goodman and his trio recorded "China Boy."

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 2:54 am

April 27th 1936 – The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 6:30 am

May 5th 1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 5:03 am


May 5th 1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1936 – Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 9:40 am

May 9th 1936 - The first sheet of postage stamps of more than one variety went on sale in New York City.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 8:23 am

May 28th 1936 – Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 12:29 pm

May 28th 1936 – Klaipėda Radio Station begins regular broadcasting.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 7:29 am

June 10th 1936 – The Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm is founded.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/16 at 4:44 pm

June 11th 1936 – The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 3:49 pm

June 28th 1936 – The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 6:38 am

June 28th 1936 - The Empire State Building television transmitter was used to demonstrate high definition television (343 lines) to RCA's Licensees.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 7:31 am

June 30th 1936 - Margaret Mitchell’s book, "Gone with the Wind," was published. 

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 10:35 am

June 30th 1936 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appeals for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 3:32 pm

July 29th 1936 - RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/16 at 12:10 am

August 3rd 1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 metre dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/16 at 3:22 am

August 3rd 1936 – A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 3:46 am

August 31st 1936 – Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, goes on the air.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 2:54 am

September 9th 1936 – The crews of Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Afonso de Albuquerque and destroyer Dão mutinied against Salazar dictatorship's support of General Franco's coup and declared their solidarity with the Spanish Republic.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 3:36 am

September 10th 1936 – First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship, Held at London's (England) Wembley Stadium

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 6:21 am

September 11th 1936 - Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt by turning on the dam's first hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 09/19/16 at 2:05 pm

September 19th 1936 - "Indian Love Call" was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 7:33 am

September 23rd 1936 – First ascent of Siniolchu by a German team.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 6:13 pm

October 1st 1936 – Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 10/03/16 at 12:40 am

October 2nd 1936: New York Yankees defeated New York Giants 18-4, at Polo Grounds, NY, in Game Two of that year's World Series.
An 8-year-old boy named Vin Scully, who lived in the area, saw the results of this game and felt a pang of sympathy for the Giants; since he lived near the Polo Grounds and was able to attend many games for free, he became a "very big Giants fan". Mr. Scully decided at this point in his life, that he wanted to become a sports announcer, by listening to football broadcasts on the radio and enjoying them.



80 years later, on October 2nd, 2016... Scully called the final game of his career and shared this moment on the airwaves.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 10/25/16 at 5:37 pm

October 25th 1936:
The alliance soon to be known as the Rome-Berlin Axis was formed when Germany and Italy agreed on a pact.
The Rexist "March on Brussels" ended up as an embarrassment due to low turnout and rowdiness by those who did show up. Several hundred arrests were made and Rexist leader Léon Degrelle was taken into custody when he tried to address his followers, though he was soon released.
510 tons of "Moscow gold" departed Cartagena for Odessa.

Born: Martin Gilbert, historian, in London, England (d. 2015); Masako Nozawa, actress, in Tokyo, Japan
Died: Robert Temple Emmet, 81, U.S. Army Colonel

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 6:09 am

October 26th 1936 – The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 2:19 am

October 27th 1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 11/03/16 at 7:03 pm

November 3rd, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Kansas Governor Alf Landon. Farmers support Roosevelt.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 5:47 am

November 8th 1936 – Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 2:35 am

November 23rd 1936 – Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 4:57 am

November 25th 1936 – In Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact is renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 11/25/16 at 12:01 pm

Also on November 25th 1936: Edward VIII met with Stanley Baldwin again and said he wanted a morganatic marriage that would allow him to remain King while Wallis Simpson would be designated his consort instead of Queen. This arrangement would require new legislation and though Baldwin said this would not be acceptable, he would take the matter up with the Cabinet.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 2:22 am

November 30th 1936 – In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 3:08 am

December 5th 1936 – The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution and the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is established as a full Union Republic of the USSR.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 4:41 am

December 7th 1936 – Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/16 at 4:27 pm

December 30th 1936 – The United Auto Workers union stages its first sitdown strike.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/01/17 at 12:27 am

Jan. 1st, 1937: Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 5:10 am

January 1st 1937 - The First Cotton Bowl football game was played in Dallas, TX. Texas Christian University (T.C.U.) beat Marquette, 16-6.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 3:17 am

January 15th 1937 – Spanish Civil War: Nationalists and Republican both withdraw after suffering heavy losses, ending the Second Battle of the Corunna Road.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/25/17 at 11:05 pm

January 25th 1937: Soap opera The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it would move to CBS television, where it would remain on the air until September 18, 2009.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/16/17 at 2:01 pm

February 16th 1937: Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

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March 2nd 1937 – The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 7:14 pm

May 6th 1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/17 at 8:32 am

May 12th 1937 – The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Westminster Abbey.

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Written By: nally on 05/27/17 at 10:40 am

May 27th 1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge -- at the time the world's longest suspension bridge by span -- opened between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/17 at 2:15 am

June 30th 1937 – The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London.

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Written By: nally on 08/02/17 at 12:51 pm

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed in America on August 2nd of that year. Its effect was to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.

It would be overturned in 1969 in Leary v. United States, and be repealed by Congress a year later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 3:52 am

August 12th 1937 - Red Skelton appeared on network radio for the first time on the "Rudy Vallee Show" on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 11:10 am

August 14th 1937 - The Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Browns set an American League record for most runs scored combined in a doubleheader with 36.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 3:30 pm

August 16th 1937 - Harvard University became the first school to have graduate courses in traffic engineering and administration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 1:53 am

August 18th 1937 - The first FM radio construction permit was issued in Boston, MA. The station went on the air two years later

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 12:54 am

September 6th 1937 - Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "Sugar Foot Stomp."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 12:31 pm

September 17th 1937 - First NFL game in Washington, DC; Washington Redskins beat New York Giants 13-3.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 1:32 pm

September 17th 1937 - The head of Abraham Lincoln on Mount Rushmore is dedicated in Black Hills, South Dakota.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 1:32 pm


September 17th 1937 - The head of Abraham Lincoln on Mount Rushmore is dedicated in Black Hills, South Dakota.
One of the sights of the USA I still wish to see.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 5:40 am

September 22nd 1937 - Red Norvo and his orchestra recorded the "Russian Lullaby."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 12:24 pm

September 22nd 1937 – Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken, ending the Battle of El Mazuco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 9:57 am

September 25th 1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/17 at 11:48 pm

September 27th 1937 - First Santa Claus school opens (Albion, New York).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 7:11 am

September 27th 1937 - US President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 4:59 am

october 2nd 1937 - Warner Bros. released "Love Is on the Air." Ronald Reagan made his acting debut in the motion picture. He was 26 years old.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 12:35 pm

October 2nd 1937 – Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of the Haitian population living within the borderlands; approximately 20,000 are killed over the next five days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 9:19 am

October 6th 1937 - "Hobby Lobby" debuted on CBS radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 11:41 am

October 10th 1937 - The Mutual Broadcasting System debuted "Thirty Minutes in Hollywood".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 9:31 am

October 12th 1937 - "Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons" debuted on radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 4:11 pm

October 13th 1937 - The FCC adopted new television allocations including seven channels between 44 and 108 MHz and 12 channels between 165 and 194 MHz.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 1:18 pm

October 15th 1937 - "To Have and Have Not" by Ernest Hemingway was published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 9:24 am

October 19th 1937 - "Big Town" made its debut on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:45 pm

October 19th 1937 - "Woman's Day" was published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 3:20 pm

November 1st 1937 - "Hilltop House" was aired for the first time on CBS Radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 5:09 pm

November 1st 1937 - "Terry and the Pirates" debuted on NBC Radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 7:14 am

November 13th 1937 - NBC formed the first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio broadcasting. The conductor for its first 17 years was Arturo Toscanini.

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Written By: nally on 12/22/17 at 1:10 pm

December 22nd 1937: The Lincoln Tunnel, connecting New York City to Weehawken, New Jersey, opened.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/Lincolntunnel.jpg

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Written By: nally on 01/03/18 at 11:16 am

January 3rd 1938: The March of Dimes is established as a foundation to combat infant polio by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Written By: nally on 01/16/18 at 6:17 pm

January 16th 1938: Benny Goodman and his band performed in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 02/12/18 at 3:40 pm

February 12th, 1938

3rd British Empire Games close in Sydney, Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 10:40 am

April 30th 1938 – The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/18 at 6:18 am

June 9th 1938 - BBC-TV televised coverage of the Trooping of the Colour ceremony for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 7:24 am

August 13th 1938 - Robert Johnson played a show at a roadhouse outside Greenwood, MS. It has been speculated that Johnson was poisoned after the show which caused his death several days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 11:00 am

September 27th 1938 - "Thanks for the Memory" was heard for the first time on the "The Bob Hope Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 2:44 pm

October 30th 1938 - Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, causing a nationwide (USA) panic. About a million radio listeners believe that a real Martian invasion is underway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 7:11 pm

October 31st 1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 11:10 am

November 1st 1938 – Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 5:32 pm

November 2nd 1938 - It was announced that George Herman "Babe" Ruth had applied for the job of Manager of the St. Louis Browns after being released as a coach from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 3:48 pm

November 14th 1938 – The Lions Gate Bridge, connecting Vancouver to the North Shore region, opens to traffic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/18 at 2:20 pm

November 15th 1938 - The US Mint releases the President Thomas Jefferson 5-cent coin to circulation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 5:11 pm

November 22nd 1938 - Bunny Berigan and his orchestra recorded "Jelly Roll Blues."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/19 at 11:24 am

February 5th 1939 – Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th "Caudillo de España", or Leader of Spain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/19 at 12:45 pm

February 23rd 1939 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards an Oscar (Special Award) to Walt Disney for screen innovation for the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney is presented one statuette and seven miniature statuettes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/19 at 7:18 am

February 25th 1939 – The first of 2​1⁄2 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/19 at 3:44 am

February 27th 1939 – United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.

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Written By: nally on 03/15/19 at 10:42 am

March 15th 1939: Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/19 at 7:14 am

April 9th 1939 – Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after being denied the right to sing at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 8:55 am

April 17th 1939 - Joe Louis knocks out Jack Roper in one for heavyweight boxing title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/19 at 11:51 am

April 30th 1939 – NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/19 at 2:32 pm

April 30th 1939 – The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/19 at 11:59 am

May 13th 1939 – The first commercial FM radio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later becomes WDRC-FM.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/19 at 7:30 am

May 17th 1939 - The first fashion to be shown on television was broadcast in New York from the Ritz-Carleton Hotel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/19 at 3:12 pm

May 19th 1929 - Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium, New York; two people crushed to death.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/19 at 5:27 pm

May 20th 1939 - A bicycle race from Madison Square Garden to the NBC-TV studios at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan was first telecast over telephone wires.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 6:49 am

May 22nd 1939 – World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 12:33 pm

May 22nd 1939 – The Canadian National War Memorial is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/19 at 12:23 pm

May 23rd 1939 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/19 at 2:32 pm

May 25th 1939 - Carl Storck becomes the second NFL president.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 3:41 am

June 12th 1939 - Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.

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Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/12/19 at 6:15 am


June 12th 1939 - Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.


O0  I visited there - it's awesome!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 6:17 am


O0  I visited there - it's awesome!
Another place I failed to visit on my NYC visit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 11:13 am

June 12th 1939 – Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 7:20 am

June 14th 1939 - Ethel Waters became the first African-American to perform on television.

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Written By: nally on 06/24/19 at 11:25 am

June 24th 1939 ~ The first of the Thai cultural mandates was issued, officially changing the country's name from Siam to Thailand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 3:04 pm

July 2nd 1939 - At Mount Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt's face was dedicated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 7:07 am

July 3rd 1939 - Chic Young’s comic strip character, "Blondie" was first heard on CBS radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 12:15 pm

July 3rd 1939 - Lou Gehrig day; baseball player Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech.

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Written By: nally on 07/04/19 at 9:59 am


July 3rd 1939 - Lou Gehrig day; baseball player Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech.

Actually I believe it was the next day when he made his famous speech.

July 4th 1939: Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, informs a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth", then announces his retirement from major league baseball.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Gehrig#%22The_luckiest_man_on_the_face_of_the_earth%22

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 5:08 pm

July 10th 1929 - Distribution of reduced size paper money begins in the USA.

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Written By: nally on 07/21/19 at 6:49 pm


July 10th 1929 - Distribution of reduced size paper money begins in the USA.


That was 90 years ago.


July 21st 1939 - The Constitution of Slovakia came into effect.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 4:46 am

August 13th 1939 - New York Yankees set American League shutout margin with 21-0 victory over Philadelphia Athletics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/19 at 11:53 am

August 14th 1939 - First night games at Comiskey Park (Chicago White Sox 5, Saint Louis Browns 2).

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Written By: nally on 08/15/19 at 6:14 pm

August 15th 1939: The Wizard of Oz premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 08/18/19 at 5:45 am

We missed an anniversary...

May 1, 1939 - Batman debuted in Detective Comics #27. Bob Kane and Bill Finger's Caped Crusader got his own comic book title in 1940.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 12:49 am

August 20th 1939 - The National Bowling Association was founded in Detroit, MI. It was the first bowling association in the U.S. for African- Americans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 6:31 pm

August 23rd 1939 – World War II: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 1:11 pm

August 25th 1939 - The movie "Wizard of Oz" opened around the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 3:55 pm

August 25th 1939 – The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 4:00 pm

August 30th 1939 - New York Yankees' Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/19 at 6:27 am

August 31st 1939 - Frank Sinatra recorded "All or Nothing at All" with the Harry James Band.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/19 at 10:37 am

August 31st 1939 – Nazi Germany mounts a false flag attack on the Gleiwitz radio station, creating an excuse to attack Poland the following day, thus starting World War II in Europe.

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Written By: nally on 09/01/19 at 7:11 pm

September 1st 1939:

World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II.
General George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross is also instituted on this date.
Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Armed Forces (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.

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Written By: nally on 09/03/19 at 6:27 pm

September 3rd 1939: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 1:21 pm

September 10th 1939 - An article in the New York Times newspaper refers to the conflict in Poland as the "Second World War".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 4:03 pm

September 10th 1939 – World War II: Canada declares war on Nazi Germany, joining the Allies: Poland, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 4:22 pm

September 10th 1939 - The US extends its embargo on arms shipments to Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 4:54 pm

September 10th 1939 – World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 3:52 pm

September 17th 1939 - The Soviet Union invaded Poland. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 09/19/19 at 6:45 pm


September 17th 1939 - The Soviet Union invaded Poland. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

Two days later: The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concludes, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 09/19/19 at 6:47 pm

One thing not related to WWII occurring on this day, was the first appearance of DC Comics superhero, Batman (Detective Comics #27, 1939).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 3:03 pm

October 5th 1939 - "I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now" was recorded by Perry Como and the Ted Weem's Orchestra.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 10/06/19 at 4:57 am

October 6, 1939 - Hitler claims: No war with Britain or France, plans to "regulate Jewish problem."

- Last Polish army defeated in WWII.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 6:41 pm

October 15th 1939 - New York Municipal Airport was dedicated. The name was later changed to La Guardia Airport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/19 at 5:01 pm

October 16th 1939 - "Right To Happiness" debuted on the NBC-Blue network.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 10/17/19 at 7:21 pm

October 17, 1939 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is released. Directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 11:55 am

October 24th 1939 - Nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, DE.

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Written By: nally on 11/09/19 at 6:18 pm

November 9th 1939: The MGM film Ninotchka, starring Greta Garbo in the title role, premieres in theatres.

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Written By: nally on 11/15/19 at 7:51 pm

November 15th 1939: In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/19 at 12:29 pm

November 26th 1939 – Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 10:23 am

November 27th 1939 - The play "Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson, opened in New York.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 12/04/19 at 6:37 pm

December 4th 1939: During WWII, HMS Nelson is struck by a mine (laid by U-31) off the Scottish coast and is laid up for repairs until August 1940.

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Written By: nally on 12/24/19 at 10:59 am

December 24th 1939: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 4:28 am

January 28th 1940 - "Beat the Band" made its debut on NBC radio.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 02/10/20 at 8:57 pm

February 10, 1940 - Tom and Jerry debut in the animated short, Puss Gets the Boot, released by MGM. Directed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera (later of Hanna-Barbera fame), with Rudolph Ising (of animation duo Harman and Ising).

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/20 at 7:31 am


February 10, 1940 - Tom and Jerry debut in the animated short, Puss Gets the Boot, released by MGM. Directed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera (later of Hanna-Barbera fame), with Rudolph Ising (of animation duo Harman and Ising).
Two days after...

February 12th 1940 - Mutual Radio presented the first broadcast of the radio play "The Adventures of Superman."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/20 at 11:56 am

February 13th 1940 - Donald Bradman scores 209 in 161 minutes for South Australia at the WACA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 10:30 am

February 25th 1940 - The New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens played in the first hockey game to be televised in the U.S. The game was aired on W2WBS in New York with one camera in a fixed position. The Rangers beat the Canadiens 6-2.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/20 at 5:33 pm

February 26th 1940 - US Air Defense Command established at Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 3:50 pm

February 27th 1940 – Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/29/20 at 11:00 am

February 29th 1940: At the 12th Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award. She won for her performance as Mammy in Gone With The Wind.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 3:55 pm

March 5th 1940 – Six high-ranking members of Soviet politburo, including Joseph Stalin, sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, in what will become known as the Katyn massacre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/20 at 11:25 am

March 10th 1940 - W2XBS-TV in New York City aired the first televised opera as it presented scenes from "I Pagliacci".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 10:55 am

March 12th 1940 – Winter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/20 at 4:38 pm

March 13th 1940 - The war between Russia and Finland ended with the signing of a treaty in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/20 at 10:39 am

March 18th 1940 - The soap opera "Light of the World" was first heard on NBC radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/20 at 5:25 am

March 23rd 1940 - Four CBS radio stations in the USA begin airing game show “Truth or Consequences”, produced and hosted by Ralph Edwards.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/20 at 9:29 am

March 24th 1940 - The New York City NBC station W2XBS became the first to televise religious services.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/20 at 3:56 pm

March 29th 1940 - Joe Louis knocks out Johnny Paycheck in two rounds to retain heavyweight boxing title.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/20 at 5:00 pm

March 30th 1940 – Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/20 at 6:03 pm

March 31st 1940 - La Guardia airport in New York officially opened to the public.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/20 at 9:11 am

April 2nd 1940 - Walt Disney Productions first offers shares in the company to the public. 155,000 shares of preferred stock are offered at US$25 per share, and 600,000 of common stock for US$5 per share. US$3.5 million is raised from the stock offering.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/20 at 2:13 pm

Two days ago...

April 7th 1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/20 at 5:30 pm

April 9th 1940 – World War II: Operation Weserübung: Germany invades Denmark and Norway.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/20 at 1:53 pm

April 12th 1940 - NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/20 at 11:20 am

April 13th 1940 - Cornelious Warmerdam becomes the first man to pole vault 15 feet, Berkeley, California.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 7:21 am

April 21st 1940 - "Take It or Leave It" premiered on CBS Radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/20 at 5:38 pm

April 22nd 1940 - Rear Admiral Joseph Taussig testifies before the US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/20 at 8:59 am

April 25th 1940 - W2XBS (now WCBS-TV) in New York City presented the first circus on TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 10:50 am

April 28th 1930 – The Independence Producers hosted the first night game in the history of Organized Baseball in Independence, Kansas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 2:08 am

May 5th 1940 – World War II: Norwegian Campaign: Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulate to German forces after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/20 at 3:43 pm

May 5th 1940 – World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 5:36 pm

May 7th 1940 – World War II: The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/20 at 2:25 pm

May 10th 1940 – World War II: German fighters accidentally bomb the German city of Freiburg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/20 at 2:33 pm

May 12th 1940 - The Nazi conquest of France began with the German army crossing Muese River.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/20 at 2:45 pm

May 13th 1940 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to Great Britain after the German invasion. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/20 at 5:45 pm

May 14th 1940 - The Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany after Rotterdam wass bombed by the German Luftwaffe.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 5:29 am

May 15th 1940 – McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 8:15 am

May 15th 1940 - First successful helicopter flight in the US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/20 at 4:16 pm

May 15th 1940 - Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 12:54 pm

May 25th 1940 - The Golden Gate International Exposition opens for a second season, at San Francisco's Treasure Island.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 2:41 pm

May 25th 1940 – World War II: The German 2nd Panzer Division captures the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer; the surrender of the last French and British troops marks the end of the Battle of Boulogne.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 3:23 pm

May 26th 1940 – World War II: Operation Dynamo: In northern France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/20 at 1:32 pm

May 27th 1940 – World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops; two survive.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 8:15 am

May 28th 1940 – World War II: Belgium surrenders to Nazi Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 1:12 pm

May 28th 1940 – World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/20 at 7:56 am

May 29th 1940 - Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 seconds).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/20 at 3:22 pm

June 3rd 1940 – World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk ends with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/20 at 6:42 am

June 4th 1940 – World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends: British forces complete evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivers, only to the House of Commons, his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/20 at 8:30 am

June 4th 1940 - First National League night game at Sportsman's Park (Brooklyn Dodgers 10, Saint Louis Cardinals 1).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/20 at 5:47 am

June 8th 1940 – World War II: The completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/20 at 11:05 am

June 9th 1940 - Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 1:42 pm

June 10th 1940 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions in his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 4:06 pm

June 10th 1940 – World War II: The Kingdom of Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom.

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Written By: nally on 06/14/20 at 11:34 am

The following events occurred on June 14th 1940:
- The German occupation of Paris begins. (WWII)
- The Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Lithuania resulting in Lithuanian loss of independence.
- The Auschwitz concentration camp got its first inmates: 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/20 at 12:59 pm

June 21st 1940 – The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/20 at 1:39 pm

June 22nd 1940 – World War II: France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany, in the same railroad car which the Germans used to sign the Treaty of Versailles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/20 at 9:58 am

June 24th 1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/20 at 12:48 pm

June 25th 1940 – World War II: France officially surrenders to Germany at 01:35.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/20 at 2:10 pm

June 29th 1940 - US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/20 at 6:01 am

July 2nd 1940 – Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.

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Written By: nally on 07/23/20 at 11:39 am

July 23rd 1940: Sumner Welles, U.S. Under Secretary of State, issued a declaration that the U.S. government would not recognize the Soviet Union's annexation of the Baltic states.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/20 at 1:04 pm

August 29th 1940 - Peter Goldmark of CBS announced his invention of a color TV system.

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Written By: nally on 08/30/20 at 1:07 pm

August 30th 1940: The Second Vienna Award reassigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/20 at 10:02 am

August 31st 1940 - Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh were married.

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Written By: nally on 09/12/20 at 11:40 am

September 12th 1940: Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France. Elsewhere, the Hercules Powder Plant Disaster in the United States kills 51 people and injures over 200.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/20 at 6:56 am

September 15th 1940 – World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Luftwaffe launches its largest and most concentrated attack of the entire campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/20 at 6:35 am

September 27th 1940 – World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/20 at 1:32 pm

October 7th 1940 – World War II: The McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/20 at 1:19 pm

November 2nd 1940 – World War II: First day of Battle of Elaia–Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/20 at 11:52 am

November 5th 1940 – World War II: The British armed merchant cruiser, HMS Jervis Bay, is sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/20 at 2:26 pm

November 5th 1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.

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Written By: nally on 11/07/20 at 10:38 am

November 7th 1940 - In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/20 at 4:23 pm

November 8th 1940 – Greco-Italian War: The Italian invasion of Greece fails as outnumbered Greek units repulse the Italians in the Battle of Elaia–Kalamas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/20 at 10:15 am

November 9th 1940 – Warsaw is awarded the Virtuti Militari.

Poland's highest military decoration for heroism and courage in the face of the enemy at war. It was created in 1792 by Polish King Stanisław II August and is one of the oldest military decorations in the world still in use.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/20 at 1:08 pm

November 10th 1940 – The 1940 Vrancea earthquake strikes Romania killing an estimated 1,000 and injuring approximately 4,000 more.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/20 at 8:57 am

November 11th 1940 – World War II: In the Battle of Taranto, the Royal Navy launches the first all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in history.

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Written By: nally on 11/13/20 at 9:08 am

November 13th 1940: Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 11/13/20 at 5:38 pm


November 13th 1940: Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.


Beat me to it. Walt planned for Fantasia to be the first surround sound film, utilizing it for the "Flight of the Bumblebee" sequence. The format was called Fantasound.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_%281940_film%29#Fantasound

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Written By: nally on 11/18/20 at 2:04 pm


Beat me to it. Walt planned for Fantasia to be the first surround sound film, utilizing it for the "Flight of the Bumblebee" sequence. The format was called Fantasound.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_%281940_film%29#Fantasound


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Written By: nally on 11/22/20 at 12:00 pm

November 22nd 1940, During World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/20 at 9:18 am

November 23rd 1940 – World War II: Romania becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.

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Written By: nally on 12/01/20 at 11:32 pm

One day late... on November 30th 1940, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz married in a private ceremony.

They would divorce in 1960, half a year shy of their 20th anniversary.

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Written By: mercuryse7entenorsea on 12/10/20 at 5:21 pm

December 10, 1940: The Battle of Sidi Barrani began as British forces launched an offensive to retake the Egyptian port of Sidi Barrani.

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Written By: nally on 12/14/20 at 7:23 pm

December 14th 1940 - Plutonium (specifically the Pu-238 isotope) is first isolated at Berkeley, California.

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Written By: mercuryse7entenorsea on 12/21/20 at 11:22 pm

December 21, 1940: The RAF bombed docks and oil tanks at Porto Marghera, Italy.

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Written By: nally on 12/27/20 at 1:08 pm

December 27th 1940: The drama film Kitty Foyle starring Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan and James Craig was released. A style of dress worn by Rogers in the hit film became popular throughout the 1940s, known as a Kitty Foyle dress.

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Written By: nally on 12/29/20 at 1:25 pm

December 29th 1940: During WWII, the Luftwaffe began a major night bombing raid on the British capital as part of the Blitz, beginning what was later called the "Second Great Fire of London".

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Written By: nally on 01/03/21 at 11:47 am

January 3rd 1941:

The 77th United States Congress began.
The results of a Gallup poll were published asking Americans, "Do you think our country's future safety depends on England winning this war?" 68% said yes, 26% said no and 6% expressed no opinion.

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Written By: mercuryse7entenorsea on 01/04/21 at 3:00 pm

January 4, 1941: Allied forces reached Bardia and took many Italian troops prisoner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/21 at 10:30 am

January 5th 1941 – 37-year-old pilot Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia, disappears after bailing out of her plane over the River Thames, and is presumed dead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/21 at 4:12 pm

January 6th 1941 – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.

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Written By: mercuryse7entenorsea on 01/10/21 at 11:13 pm

January 10, 1941: The British began Operation Excess, a series of supply convoys to Malta, Alexandria and Greece.

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Written By: nally on 01/18/21 at 11:07 am

January 18th 1941 - During World War II, British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/21 at 3:17 pm

January 19th 1941 – World War II: HMS Greyhound and other escorts of convoy AS-12 sink Italian submarine Neghelli with all hands 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Falkonera.

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Written By: nally on 01/20/21 at 4:56 pm

January 20th 1941 - Franklin Roosevelt took the oath of office for the third time; he would be the only President to do so because the 22nd Amendment was ratified ten years later.

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Written By: nally on 01/23/21 at 3:13 pm

January 23rd 1941, Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

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Written By: nally on 02/04/21 at 11:15 am

February 4th 1941 - The United Service Organization (USO) was created to entertain American troops.

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