Saturday, April 11, 2009

1939 Happenings and States of Affairs

~ Germany invades Poland
~ Russia invades Poland
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt president of US
~ WWII begins~ Average price for a new car about $700
~ President Roosevelt was presented with a letter from Albert Einstein urging the development of an atomic bomb program
~ "Gone With the Wind" premiered
~ DC Comics published its second superhero, Batman, in Detective Comics #27
~ The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, NY
~ Geraldine Carroll Sheehan, artist, communicator, teacher, genealogist, photographer, wife, mother, sister, and wondrous woman born in the final month of the year.
~ Lou Gehrig retired after playing in a record of 2130 major league baseball games
~ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was introduced by Montgomery Ward stores
~ first jet aircraft flight
~ Laura E. Settle was CRTA president
~ Madrid surrender ends Spanish Civil War
~ Russo-Finish War
~ Italy invades Albania
~ As Germany and Italy supported Franco in Spanish Civil war, some call that war the beginning of WWII
~ John Dewey's Freedom and Culture was published
~ Joliot-Curie demonstrates possibility of splitting the atom
~ Paul Muller synthesizes DDT
~ Igor Sikorsky (Russ-Amer) constructs first helicopter
~ Frank Buchman re-forms Oxford Group as Moral Re-Armament
~ Earthquake in Turkey kills 45,000
~ Anglo-Saxon burial ship excavated at Sutto Hoo, Suffolk
~ Coal Strike by United Mine Workers demonstrates power of united people.
~ C. S. Forester's Captain Horatio Horn Blower is published
~ Popular songs in US included "God Bless America," "Three Little Fishes," and "Roll Out the Barrel"
~ AF of L organizer, Tom Mooney, freed from California prison
~ Communication Workers of America union founded


  1. Did I miss it? I didn't see my birth listed among those outstanding events of the year 1939?

  2. I think that was my original motivation for this post.
    That is the birth of my beautiful and brilliant sister in the great state of Michigan in December of 1939 lean me to make that year the first year featured on "Notes on the Past.

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