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Decade - 1940s

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I am not shure what was made here but i think the plant caught on fire in 1945 and there was an explosin there killing 5 firefighters.
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Grandpa's Knob wind generator was built in Castleton. It produced 1,000 kilowatts of electricity. but the project ended March 26,1945, when high winds blew off one of the blades. There is a photograph of this windmill on page 38 in "Castleton, Scenes of Yesterday", published by the Castleton Histori…
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In Ireland in the 1400 the land was divided into many clans and different kingdoms. The life was in classes nobles and such and then peasants there were wars amongst and many great kins tried to unite England but none really prevailed except brian boru who was murdered by viking invaders but that wa…
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120 autographs or One autograph Book Each of the 120 signatures would have to be valued on it's own merit. Each signature will be valued as a "cut signature". Cut Signatures are often cut from an item that has been ruined to save its value from such items as a cover of a publication, photogra…
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The G.I. Bill both then and now provided money for the education of soldiers.This higher level of education provided soldiers who were re-entering civilian life with better skills and thus higher paying jobs. Higher paying jobs, more money to spend etc...   The GI BIll of Rights was one of th…
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If you really want to see what the fashions and music and art were like I suggest you watch the movies made during the wartime. There are probably a hundred movies you could see. There are books in the Library too. Hair was curled in curlers and worn curly and wavy. Straight hair on women was curled…
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Well, Japan's economic experiences could have been better. They were at the low of their lows. But after the war, the U.S. helped rebuild everything, Japan became one of the most economic empires of the world. After this great devistation, Japan was changed and soon became one of the wealthiest coun…
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Answeryou could say that Germany and japan started to become the most globalized countries in the worldlook it up jap now has a public train that floats using electromagnetic energyand Germany are the worlds largest supplier of resources in the majority of all resourcesAmerica and Britain didn't rea…
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During these years, the second world war took place - it would be easy to look up these two sides, but one side consisted of Britain and France and the other Germany. The USA joined in 1941, which succeeded in getting them out of the world depression.   The above answer is correct, as far as …
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Australia had involved itself in World War 2 following Britain into the war with Germany. It had also stationed forces in Malaya. When Japan entered the war in 1942 with the intent of taking over the strategic resources of South East Asia, Australian forces were there facing them = land, sea and air…
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Japan was already one of the advance nations before WW2, though many factories were bombed, their most precious technology and people were passed on. The people was hardworking and educated. Retired soldiers provided cheap labor and the destruction of the old factories allowed building of the most a…
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%REPLIES% Answer I don't know if the records are broken down by year anywhere or not but you do realize that, even if you are talking about just the United States armed forces, you are talking about some 8,000,000 men? Michael Montagne Answer A total of 16,353,700 men & women served duri…
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First Answer: In the 1940's, cooking was very different than how it is today. people would often eat such foods as baked plums, frozen corn, carrots, pigeons, and bananas. The most common way to cook your food was by frying in grease and then freezing it overnight.  Better Answer: In the 1940…
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Answer in the 1940's the war was engaged
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pentagonthat has a link to wikipedia.org, it says it was dedicatede in July of '34 i think, and it was created during the earlier years of WWII i hope i helped.  oh here's another little fact.http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/pentagon/ says that "Constructi…
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Answer Considering there was war being declared at this time and then fought the American Dream was all about peace. Answer The American Dream was considered to be a perfect, successful life, with a common nuclear family (husband and wife, two kids, a dog), a house in the suburb…
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Answer though I was only a child, I certainly watched my mother and neighbors as well as my aunts and grandmothers as I grew up in the 1940's. Life was very different; most women did not work outside the home. Many homes did not have running water in the house; water was carried in buckets from a…
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Answer If you mean in Nazi Germany and the countries under its control, the vast majority of them were murdered. Michael Montagne
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Raoul Wallenberg and Count Folke Bernadotte saved over 100.000 European Jews from concentration camps, the king Gustav V attempted to negotiate with Hitler to treat Jews more "humanely". Nearly all of the Jews in Denmark managed to escape to Sweden, so the answer would be yes.
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To MAKE music, acoustic instruments were used for most purposes. The only electronic instruments were electronic organs (the Hammond organ was introduced in 1934 and competitors soon followed), electric guitars and theremins (mostly used in movie scores). To RECORD music, the vast majority of recor…
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Answer Use the link below
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Answer Railroads were major in the mid 1900's. Though cars wern't built until about the 1880's . Plains and jets didn't surface until the 20th century.
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According to Box Office Mojo, the average price of a movie ticket in 1977 was $2.23.
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The Brazilian government built "Brasilia," the new capital; it built roads and infrastructure for "Brasilia"; and it gave away land grants and mining contracts.
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Answer Value depends on condition. It makes a huge difference in price when the gun is in 97% or better. Most of the late 1940's guns run $300 to $600 in price. A mint gun could go for $1000+ A professional appraisal is recommended
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The status in the early 1940s were horrible because America was just coming out of the great Depression, but as World War II went along the economy grew better and better, so, by the time WWII was over, America's economy was pretty much all good.
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I would do my chores than play and work on my farm if i owend one.
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I can only really tell you about my grandmother (loved her a great deal.) She was my mother's mother and would visit often staying over-night.Grandmothers back in the 40s usually wore dark clothing, longer dresses, wore a cardigan sweater and black Cuban heeled shoes that laced up the front and alwa…
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Throughout WW2 Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president. However, he dies in the final years before WW2 ends, and Truman becomes president. he is the one who issues the atomic bombs in Japan, which eventually ends the war.
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they wore padded shoulder pads Women during the war were working so they were more casually dressed and cared less about being prim and proper.
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Famous people in the 1940s were: 1. Adolf Hitler* 2. Walt Disney 3. President Roosevelt 4.Jackie Robinson 5.Winston Churchill 6.Benito Mussolini 7.Uncle Joe(Joseph Stalin) 8.Winston Churchill 9.Charles de Gaulle *Adolf Hitler is infamous
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8 August 1945.
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here are some major events that happen in 1940battle of Britainleon tratsky assissinatednylons on the marketstone age cave paintings found in France
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Jackie Robinsons was one of the many famous people in the 1940's. He was the first African-American man to play mojor league baseball.
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Isaiah brown
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They had the inventions of the radio and television. It was a very safe time. And there where some bad parts to it.
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in theory everyone who escaped or lived through the Holocaust survived it. There were some countries which surrendered less of their Jews to the Nazis than others. Others managed to escape to neutral or hostile nations and some survived in occupied Europe.
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How did World War 2 affect Singapore ? 1) What were the efforts made by the British to defend Singapore? - " Main fleet to Singapore" strategy - Installation of 15-inch guns facing the sea - Building of military airfields and underground bunkers - Building of the Naval Base in Sembawang. ->…
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AIDS were discoverd.Sorry, i can't seem to find much either but this is the best i hav so i hope this helps you some what. =)
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There were two:Franklin D. Roosevelt (served from 1933 to 1945) andHarry S. Truman (served from 1945 to 1953)
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radioswheelsinclined planeslevers
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the Korean War - June 25th 1950 to July 27 1957The decolonization of Africa and AsiaThe Suez Crisis, 1956 war in Egypt
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August 17th is when Indonesia proclaim it's independence from all foreign occupation, being Japanese or Dutch or quite possibly, the Allies that just won the war and is on Philippines at that very moment. But international communities only acknowledged Indonesia's Independence somewhere around 1949,…
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Thousands of their men fought and died along side American and British troops in the war in the Pacific in battles for islands against Japan.
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Greece had a major role in world war 2. They won the first battle for the allied nations, when Mussolini and Italy attacked Greece. On October 28th 1940, THE Italians attacked Greece and the Greeks pushed them back to Albania. They had won the first battle for the allied powers, and had shown the re…
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Children are usually between $5 and $10; adults are between $10 and $20. Students and senior citizens can often get deals that take about 20% of the cost off, and some deals might make a large number of tickets bought at once cheaper per ticket. Occassionally a cinema might make everything half-pric…
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It was about 9 cents
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Answer South African units Italian Campaign === The 6th South African Armoured Division served in the Italian Campaign under the command of the British 8th Army. There were many individual regiments that served under this unit. Some of these were: Prince Alfred's Guard First City Regiment Kim…
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The average price of a movie ticket in 2006 was $6.55.
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The average price for a movie ticket in 2006 was $6.55.
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The light twenty in good used condition is worth around $900. If it is in really nice shape it could be worth over $100 or higher if you find the right buyer. But the whole Browning Auto-5 line is unbeatable in my opinion, some of the most reliable, smooth shooting shotguns. They will outperform mos…
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It varies from city to city.
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In middle class America, dating in the 1940s was a much more formal activity than it is today, with very strict rules. Boys asked girls out on dates, or telephoned them just to chat, and boys paid for the dates, never the other way around. Dates at the malt shop or drugstore soda fountain, drive-in …
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Chinese immigrants to Canada. Chinese immigrating to Canada were treated very poorly. Canada at the time was very racist against Chinese and all asians . Even the government was racist. Chinese people were not allowed to vote or own property. Chinese wern't considered people and often had their hom…
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Impossible to value with just the serial number and "shotgun".
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Gary Cooper, Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart were all leading men of 1940s. Greer Garson and Ingrid Bergman represented top actresses of the time period.
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You might be talking about Joe Baksi http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=10344&cat=boxer
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my daughter needs the following information for a school assignment & we can only locate one of the three yrs. How much was the cost of a movie ticket in 1956 & 1960? I recall .75 cents in 1977 for Star Wars mid-day showing, I have original stub! But as for 1960, I was only an infant...lol…
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David Rice Atchison is sometimes refered to as "President for a day." He was president pro tempore of the Senate when James Polk's presidential term expired (March 4, 1849). Polk's successor, Zachary Taylor, refused to take the oath of office on a Sunday for religious reasons. Since Taylor's vice pr…
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Had Atomic bombs dropped on them by USA
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It depends where you go (cinema) and what movie you go to see.
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I would expect that all of the Japanese Americans that died were buried on US soil, they were, after all, American citizens. There may not be records compiled to calculate an actual number.
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They couldn't agree on stuff.
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All of the commercial car production went into military vehicles, bulldozers, planes, etc. The first new cars available was the 1946 model year.
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house on un-American activities committee and it invesitgated communists 8=D
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If movie prices were 50 cents in 1956 then 1957 would be no more than 60 to 75 cents.. not 3.00 as in 1977.
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It varies from city to city and the time of day.
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HUAC was the House Committee on Un-Amercan Activities. It was created to investigate disloyal and subversive organizations, such as Fascism Nazism and Communism. Largely associated with McCarthyism, HUAC set out to investigate and convict peole of holding left-wing (communism) views. In 1947, HUAC b…
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They had respect for they're parents, had jobs at age 14, also abstained from sex.
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Franklin d roosevelt
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Mississippi in the 1940s was an extremely racist state and a dangerous place to be if a person was not white. It was common for lynchings to occur and the KKK had a strong presence their at that time.
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I think the most common job for a man was either in the army, a farmer,or a shopkeeper.
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Answer The national park service decided to spend 87 million dollars to cover up thousands of tiny holes made made by the salty see air.
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There were a number of factors. As with any musical style, peoples' tastes changed over time. However, there were a number of factors specific to the big bands that caused their demise as the most popular form of music: First, the price of attendance at dances and concerts in the 1930s/40s was art…
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The recording strike of 1942 dealt a blow to the big bands, from which they never recovered. In the late 1940s, bebop replaced big band as the most popular form of music among American youth.
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fashion has changed since the 1940s because ideas and inspirations has changed. What was "in" in the 1940's is not what the 2008 fashion generation has to offer
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Expansion slots on motherboards as the name implies, are there to expand the capabilities and features of a computer. There are lots of different components that can be added through the use of an expansion slot. Some of these components include graphics cards, sound cards, RAID controller cards, an…
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I have about $30 in .$10 war bond stamps. /we use to save them in school and redeem them for a $25 war bond when the book full. How much are these stamps worth today?
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because peoples taste changed
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They were not treated well.
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Answer Weather always affects an object when it is exposed to its conditions for a long period of time.
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Kids cost about $5.50Seniors cost between $7.00-$7.50Adults are between $7-$8
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It was the unfinished business of World War I, which had been mistakenly called 'the war to end wars'. The influences were the usual suspects - those with self interest, self advancement and those with supposed national interest at heart. The victims were the hundreds of millions of soldiers and civ…
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The 1940's saw a major event which was World War II. In the 1940's a nationwide draft was put into place requiring all men age 18 to 45 to register.
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Emily Lloyd
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Answer Despite its age, it's only worth face value in circulated condition. If it only has slight wear it might retail for a couple of bucks more.
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Answer In the 40's there were only channels 2-13. UHF didn't come along until the 50's.
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Starting in 1942, manufacturing stopped for several years because of World War II and did not resume until 1946. High end luxury cars were also first produced during this decade.
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Answer Color TV didn't really hit the market until the late 40's and was very expensive. (Wasn't all that good, either.) So to answer your question, not very.
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about 7 cents xD
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I know of 2 for sure. 1) Benito Mussolini - Itlay and 2)Adolf Hitler - Germany there was also... 3) Joseph Stalin - soviet union 4]hideki tojo - japan
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Some famous people who were born in the 1940s are Jesse Jackson, Pele, Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus, and Bill Clinton. Some famous people who died in the 1940s are F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Washington Carver, General George S. Patton, and Lou Gehrig.
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Quite a lot was known by the scientists, especially about the potential effects of fallout as radioactivity had been studied since the 1890s and with the isolation of Radium by the Curies its damaging health effects were well known and many of the isotopes that the bomb would produce and would be pr…
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Radio's were used in the 1940's and were very popular!
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1.) In the 1950s the government built a steel mill, an oil refinery and many hydroelectric dams. The government also set up a bank that had the explicit purpose of lending money to new businesses. 2.) In an attempt to combat poverty, the Brazilian government instituted a variety of development progr…
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One was a special formula of a Hershey bar that was designed to avoid melting.
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