1940s

Stories from WWII: A D-Day diary (1944)

On D-Day June 6, 1944, after the jump, my group of approximately 80 men met with Colonel Shanley’s group of about 120 men on the outskirts of the town of Picauville.

The Black Dahlia murder (1947)

The murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short in January of 1947 was one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century, and continues to fascinate people to this day.

Unlimited size of universe inspires awe (1949)

Some of the ancient astronomers were sure these heavenly bodies were far away, but not until recent methods of measurement were applied did we know the true spatial relationship of the various members of the universe.

Bogart & Bergman are superb in Casablanca (1943)

The superb acting and detail directing took us to the refugee city of Casablanca, and there we stayed, right by the warm sides of Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. And we’re still there.

Music legend Curtis Mayfield: 1942-1999

Influential singer/songwriter/musician/producer Curtis Mayfield died December 26, 1999 at age 57. He passed away at the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, from complications arising from diabetes.

Thelonious Monk altered the language of jazz (1982)

“Thelonious,” a tune from his very first Blue Note session, had verses fashioned from a single ingeniously hammered note, with three horns playing shifting dissonances behind it. He developed the one-note motif in his solo and then abruptly broke into some pure, old-fashioned Harlem oompah stride.

WW2 Ration book Q&A (1943)

Q&A on the use of books Point rationing to start here March 1 The following questions and answers released by the Office of Price Administration are designed to acquaint the public with further detail... Read more...

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