1940's

World War II was already underway by the time the 1940s began and it dominated the world for the first half of the decade. The Nazis established death camps in their effort to murder millions of Jews during the Holocaust. When World War II ended, the Cold War began. Bugs Bunny debuted, Nylons and Bikinis appeared, Cheerios and M&M’s were introduced and Swing was King. The 1940s also witnessed the assassination of Gandhi and the beginning of Apartheid.

1940

  • FDR is elected to a third term.
  • America dances to "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller.
  • Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain.
  • Walt Disney released "Pinnochio" and "Fantasia."
  • A gallon of gas costs $0.11.
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1945

  • Hitler commits suicide on April 30 and Germany surrenders May 7th.
  • FCC creates the commercial broadcasting spectrum of 13 channels.
  • U.S. Drops Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Bess Myerson elected "Miss America."
  • Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole top the music charts.
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1941

  • December 7th, the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and the U.S. declares war on Japan.
  • Orson Welles releases the movie "Citizen Kane."
  • The Mt. Rushmore sculpture featuring US Presidents is completed by Gutzon Borglum.
  • Andrew Sisters "I'll be with You at Apple Blossom Time" tops the music charts.
  • U.S. Bill passed declaring 4th Thursday in November is the official holiday "Thanksgiving."
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1949

  • Cable Television debuts.
  • Communist People's Republic of China formally proclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong.
  • Milton Berle hosts the first telethon, benefitting cancer research.
  • NATO is established by twelve nations.
  • The first Emmy Awards are handed out. "Pantomime Quiz Time" wins most popular show.
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1940's

World War II was already underway by the time the 1940s began and it dominated the world for the first half of the decade. The Nazis established death camps in their effort to murder millions of Jews during the Holocaust. When World War II ended, the Cold War began. Bugs Bunny debuted, Nylons and Bikinis appeared, Cheerios and M&M’s were introduced and Swing was King. The 1940s also witnessed the assassination of Gandhi and the beginning of Apartheid.

1940

  • FDR is elected to a third term.
  • America dances to "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller.
  • Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain.
  • Walt Disney released "Pinnochio" and "Fantasia."
  • A gallon of gas costs $0.11.
Order Now!

1941

  • December 7th, the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and the U.S. declares war on Japan.
  • Orson Welles releases the movie "Citizen Kane."
  • The Mt. Rushmore sculpture featuring US Presidents is completed by Gutzon Borglum.
  • Andrew Sisters "I'll be with You at Apple Blossom Time" tops the music charts.
  • U.S. Bill passed declaring 4th Thursday in November is the official holiday "Thanksgiving."
Order Now!

1945

  • Hitler commits suicide on April 30 and Germany surrenders May 7th.
  • FCC creates the commercial broadcasting spectrum of 13 channels.
  • U.S. Drops Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Bess Myerson elected "Miss America."
  • Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole top the music charts.
Order Now!

1949

  • Cable Television debuts.
  • Communist People's Republic of China formally proclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong.
  • Milton Berle hosts the first telethon, benefitting cancer research.
  • NATO is established by twelve nations.
  • The first Emmy Awards are handed out. "Pantomime Quiz Time" wins most popular show.
Order Now!

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Take a look at all the available years to purchase.