1940s

Cinnamon apple cream cake recipe (1940)

Now it's here - Streamlined cake-baking Daughters are learning from mothers -- and mothers are learning from daughters how much easier it now is to make championship cakes, now that the ingredient known as ... Read more...

WWII fighter planes compared (1942)

Focke-Wulf 190 US expects to 'top' Focke-Wulf 190 in high altitude dog fights of future Most talked-about new fighter plane in the European war theater is Germany's Focke-Wulf 190. Has it been over-sold or u... Read more...

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima (1945)

Truman Library Photo: Hiroshima on Honshu Island lies in ruins as a result of the August 6,1945 atomic bombing. When J Robert Oppenheimer, often called the “father of the atomic bomb,” witnessed the first t... Read more...

Victory in Europe Day (1945)

After six years of total warfare across Europe which saw cities and entire countries devastated, along with millions of soldiers and civilians killed, the Allied powers were finally able to celebrate on May 8, ... Read more...

V-E Day Celebrations outside NYC (1945)

While throngs of people packed Times Square in New York to celebrate the end of the war in Europe, cities and towns across the United States all observed V-E Day in their own ways. Many celebrations were quiet ... Read more...

The bombing of Hiroshima (1945)

60 Percent of Jap City Blasted By Atom Bomb, Reports Show Tokyo Broadcasts Admit All Living Things Seared To Death by New Weapon Results of Explosion Described: Gen Spaatz Warns Enemy of New Raids if Re... Read more...

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