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Retro History: January 11 – January 17

Jan 12, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

World News & the American Experience: 1943 – The Casablanca Conference takes place in Morocco, where the leaders of the Allies put together a strategy that would call for surrender of the Axis powers. 1943 – The world’s largest office building, the Pentagon, is completed. 1948 – Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast. 1979

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Retro History: January 4 – January 10

Jan 05, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

World News & the American Experience: 1942 – Pan American World Airways completes the first commercial around-the-world airline flight. 1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson gives his “Great Society” State of the Union Address. 1968 – The first U.S. heart transplant is performed at Stanford University by Dr. Norman E. Shumway. 1974 – Nixon refuses

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Retro History: December 28 – January 3

Dec 30, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

World News & the American Experience: 1934 – Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison. 1938 – The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to fight polio. 1945 – Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance. 1946 – President Truman proclaims the end of World War II. 1977 – Ted Bundy escapes

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Retro History: December 14 – December 20

Dec 15, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

World News & the American Experience: 1941 – Hitler takes complete command of the German Army. 1941 – The US Office of Censorship is created to control information pertaining to World War II. 1958 – The first radio broadcast from space occurs. It is President Eisenhower’s voice, saying, “To all mankind, America’s wish for Peace

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Retro History: December 7 – December 13

Dec 08, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

World News & the American Experience: 1941 – Dec 7 – “A date which will live in infamy,” Pearl Harbor Day.  1100 men are lost as America’s Pacific Fleet is attacked.  The catastrophic event leads the US to declare war and enter into World War II. 1962 – The International Typographical Union goes on strike

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Retro History: November 30 – December 6

Dec 01, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

World News & the American Experience: 1930 – Ruth Nichols beats Charles Lindbergh’s record time for a cross-country flight, completing the trip in 13 hours, 21 minutes. 1955 – Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus. This event starts the Montgomery Bus boycott, and fuels the Civil Rights

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Retro History: November 16 – November 22

Nov 17, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

World News & the American Experience: 1935 – The China Clipper (flying boat) takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on its first trans-Pacific airmail flight. 1962 – President John F. Kennedy dedicates Washington Dulles International Airport (November 17th). 1963 – President John F. Kennedy is assassinated on November 22 in Dallas, Texas.

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