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“ Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” – Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933). Hoover was a professional mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric “economic modernization.” In the presidential election of 1928, Hoover easily won the Republican nomination, despite having no previous elected office experience.

Cost of living

Events

gangsters rivaling Al Capone are murdered in Chicago, Illinois. • Total of over 200,000 die from Influenza epidemic. • Dow reaches peak of 381.17 on September 3rd prior to the slide and eventual wall street crash in October. • The United States and Canada sign an agreement to protect Niagara Falls. • U.S. Population reaches 120 million. • U.S. Captures Mexican General J Gonzalo rebels. • Colonel Charles Lindberg leaves on a 3,500-mile flight from Detroit to Cape Horn. • The Wall Street Crash of 1929, is the stock-market crash that occurred in late October and started the period of The Great Depression in the United States, starting a world-wide economic crisis lasting till the mid-’30s.

• The 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre February 14th. Seven

Popular Culture

Loaf of Bread 9¢ Gallon of Milk 56¢Events Average House $3,500.00 Average Car $265.00 Gallon of Gas 22¢ Men were working 10-12 hour days for $5

• Popeye, a comic strip character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, makes his debut. • Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are started. • Museum of Modern Art opens in New York. • A start is made on the Rockefeller Center in New York. • The soft drink 7-up is invented by Charles Leiper Grigg. • The movie “In Old Arizona” was released. The film was the first full-length talking film to be filmed outdoors.

“ When I sell liquor, it’s called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it’s called hospitality.” – Al Capone Page 20 February 1, 2011 THE MILITARY PRESS


• “Hallelujah!,” first Hollywood film to contain an entire black cast. • “The Broadway Melody” is released by MGM and becomes the first major musical film of the sound era, sparking a host of imitators as well as a series of “Broadway Melody” films that would run until 1940.

Technology • The German airship Graf Zeppelin completes a round-the-world flight. • The first car radio is made by Motorola. • Sir Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin. • The first public phone booths appear in London.

• The growth of airplane travel continues with flights to destinations further and further apart including India, Australia, Europe, North and South America and Asia. • Edwin Hubble continued to publish much of the foundations for understanding our galaxies and much of the theory that modern astronomy is based on. (The Hubble Space Telescope was named after him.) • Andreas Stihl, a Swiss engineer, begins manufacturing the first gasoline powered chain saw, which he soon begins exporting around the world. • Sunglasses. Sam Foster begins selling sunglasses from his counter in Woolworths on the boardwald in Atlanta which are great hit with the sunbathing public.

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