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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.

Happy Franksgiving?

Toward the end of the 1942 movie Holiday Inn staring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire (this movie introduced Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”), a November...

The Dark Days of 1942

Both December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001 are forever wrapped in infamy. But the relatively quick reaction of overwhelming military force displayed in...

The Lindberghs’ Summer Excursion Part 2

Charles Lindbergh flew the seaplane Sirius through the Arctic fog, while Anne Lindbergh sat behind him with her head down listening on her earphones...

The Egg-Boiling Experiment

On Wednesday, December 2, 1942, Chicago’s weather turned frigid — ten degrees Fahrenheit and a howling wind. Underneath the unheated west stands of the...

Sunday Evening at the Movies

Imagine a heat wave — one of the worst in American history. We are back in the torrid summer of 1934, the third weekend...

The Big BOO!

A man in Pittsburgh opened his front door and heard a sad voice; the voice came from the radio and seemed to be mourning...

The Dragon Lady Conquers America, Part 2

On Thursday morning, February 18, 1943, crowds of curious onlookers huddled together near Capitol Hill. Every ten feet on the road leading to the...

The World of Tomorrow in a World Gone Mad

On April 28, 1939, Adolf Hitler stood on the podium of the German Reichstag. In front of Hitler sat his Nazi sycophants; behind and...

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...

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...