1930s

Snow White dazzles the critics (1938)

NYC, 1938: The dramatic entertainment most widely discussed for the past four weeks has been Walt Disney’s first full-length film, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.'

Announcement of the Empire State Building (1929)

The highest building in the world will be built on the site of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It will be known as the Empire State Building, will be eighty stories high, and will cost more than $66,000,000.

Knute Rockne’s TWA airplane crashes (1931)

The death of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne in the crash of TWA Flight 599 on March 31, 1931, resulted in more than just the death of the football legend and seven others -- it was a pivotal moment in early airline and aviation safety.

Knute Rockne’s death casts grief over the nation (1931)

From throughout the entire nation today came to this seat of Notre Dame University such widely expressed sorrow at the death of Knute Rockne and such tributes to his memory as to give rise to this speculation: Was his the largest personal following of any man in the United States?

Retro pink bathroom styles of the 1950s

While not exclusively the domain of the fifties, the popularity of pink bathrooms - including pink toilets, sinks and bathtubs - reached its peak during the middle of the century.