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Thursday, July 11, 2024

US History 1929-1945

Articles at WorldHistory.us relating to Coverage of American social, cultural, and political history through stories about the people and events of this incredible era, from the crash on Wall Street in October 1929 to the celebration in Times Square in August 1945.

Seabiscuit’s Triple Crown

During the 1930s the great horse Seabiscuit won races. Now in the twenty-first century the famous thoroughbred’s chroniclers have brought home an entertainment triple...

The Hollywood Victory Caravan

On a late April afternoon in 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt stood on the White House lawn greeting a reception line of Hollywood stars. When each...

The Dust Bowl

An eerie darkness enveloped the city of Chicago on the afternoon of November 12, 1933. The previous day this darkness had been a massive...

Five Seconds in Miami

Guiseppe Zangara's stomach "always hurt." The 33 year-old Italian immigrant bricklayer held and lost numerous jobs from New Jersey to California following his 1923...

World War II National Memorial Dedication Day

By its nature this topic deals with the past, but this month’s story concerns a future event taking place at the end of May:...

Christmas 1941

War and Christmas are the antithesis of each other. In December 1941, Americans had to endure one while trying to enjoy the other. Since...

Great Scot

The little black dog scampered across the deck of the USS Baltimore, barking repeatedly as he reached the galley. Some of the galley sailors...

Royal Visit

He was 57 years-old, but the grin on his face and the boyish excitement in his heart matched that of a 7 year-old. So...

FDR’s Press Conferences

“They tell me that this won’t work” FDR told a shocked group of newsmen in March 1933. The reporters were standing around the president’s...

Before the Crash

On Wall Street in April 1929, everybody was making fortunes - shoeshine boys, cabbies, widows with a few bucks. Hundreds of dollars in stock...