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Dedication of The Pentagon (1943)

Jan 15, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The world’s largest office building, construction began on the Pentagon on September 11, 1941. Designed by architect George Bergstrom, approved construction contracts totaled $3.1 million. The original site for this government facility was Arlington Farms, which was shaped like a pentagon. This is why the building is shaped as such. However, concerns that the building

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Happy Toilet Paper Day!

Aug 26, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

A recent quest on squidoo left us hunting for a unique “national” day that also had a rich, retro history. That’s how we found out that August 26th is “Toilet Paper Day”! We discovered quite a few interesting things about this day-to-day necessity, including that someone obtained a patent on the stuff with an accompanying

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