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Retro History: November 9 – November 15

Nov 10, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

World News & the American Experience: 1938 – Crystal Night takes place in Jewish neighborhoods in Germany. Thousands of books are burned, windows are smashed, and people are killed all in the hands of the Nazis. 1954 – Ellis Island closes as a facility for immigration purposes. 1965 – A huge blackout affects the entire

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Retro History: November 2 – November 8

Nov 06, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

World News & the American Experience: 1948 – Due to a strike at the Chicago Tribune, editors guess at the outcome of the 1948 presidential election.  They printed out papers with the headline reading “Dewey Defeats Truman”. 1960 – Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy (D) defeats Vice President Richard M. Nixon (R) in the presidential

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Retro History: October 26 – November 1

Oct 29, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

World News & the American Experience: 1929 – Black Monday and Black Tuesday…  The crash of the stock market is one of the factors contributing to the Great Depression. 1962 – The Cuban missile crisis ends.  President Kennedy announces the USSR is dismantling missile bases. 1966 – The National Organization For Women (NOW) is founded.

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Retro History: October 19 – October 25

Oct 20, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

World News & the American Experience: 1940 – The 40-hour workweek goes into effect due to the Fair Labor Standards of 1938. 1944 – The Navy begins accepting Black women into the WAVES – “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service”. 1945 – The United Nations charter takes effect, establishing the United Nations. 1962 – President

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Retro History: October 5 – October 11

Oct 08, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Headlines & Tidbits from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s World News & the American Experience: 1947 – Harry Truman becomes the first President to address the nation from the White House on television. 1961 – John F. Kennedy advises Americans to build fallout shelters. 1967 – The Outer Space Treaty, which formed the

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Ice Vending Machine Makes its Debut

Aug 14, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

It was 1931 when the Central Ice and Cold Storage Company of Los Angeles rolled the dice on American’s buying ice from a machine. The Serv-Ice Vending Machine sold 25-pound cakes of ice for a mere 15-cents. The cakes, wrapped in wax-coated paper, dispensed from a machine that stood 12-feet high and eight-feet square. By

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