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This Week In History: June 29 – July 5

Jun 29, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Headlines & Tidbits from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s American Experience: 1945 – Newspaper strike in NY begins, lasts 17 days. 1956 – The Interstate Highway System was authorized by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956, and signed by President

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This Week In History: June 15 – June 21

Jun 15, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Headlines & Tidbits from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s   American Experience: 1935 – US Congress accepts FDR’s “New Deal”. 1947 – Pan Am Airways charters as the first worldwide passenger airline. 1950 – First kidney transplant (Chicago). 1954 – Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends. 1966 – Sheila Scott completes first

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This Week In History: May 25 – May 31

May 26, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Headlines & tidbits from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. American Experience: 1956 – RCA Victor Big Color TV sells for $495. Payment plans were available and trade-ins of old TVs were an option. 1963 – President John F Kennedy turns 46. 1969 – Walt Disney World construction begins. 1972 – White House “plumbers”

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This Week In History: May 18 – May 24

May 18, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Headlines & tidbits from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. American Experience: 1934 – Clyde Champion Barrow and Bonnie Parker are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police officers as they attempt to escape apprehension in a stolen 1934 Ford V-8 near Bienville Parish, Louisiana. 1964 – Johnson unveils his vision for

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This Week In History: May 4 – May 10

May 05, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

Headlines & tidbits from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Front Page News: 1937: Dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people died. 1944: Gandhi is freed from prison. 1946: Five die in a two-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay. 1960: President Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of

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This Week In History: April 27 – May 3

Apr 30, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Headlines & tidbits from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Front Page News: 1942: Japanese Americans in San Francisco were ordered to leave their homes and report to internment camps for the duration of World War II. 1963: Hundreds of children ranging in age from six to eighteen were arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, as

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