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This Week In History: August 31 – September 6

Sep 01, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

Headlines & Tidbits from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s   World News & the American Experience: 1945 – Japan surrenders, officially ending World War II on September 2, V-Jay Day (Victory-Over-Japan Day). 1958 – Georgia Gibbs sings “The Hula Hoop Song” on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Hula-Hoop soon becomes a fad

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This Week In History: August 24 – August 30

Aug 25, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

Headlines & Tidbits from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s World News & the American Experience: 1932 – Amelia Earhart completed her non-stop transcontinental flight, setting the women’s speed record of 2,447.8 miles in 19 hrs 5 minutes. 1939 – The leader of Murder, Incorporated, Louis ‘Lepke’ Buchalter, turns himself in to columnist

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This Week In History: August 3 – August 9

Aug 04, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Headlines & Tidbits from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s American Experience: 1945 – An Atom Bomb is  dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. 1965 – President Lyndon B Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks. 1974 – President Nixon admits he withheld information about the Watergate break-in. Later this week

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