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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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