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1940s

Big Events
*Germany invades Denmark, Norway, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands during World War II.
*Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is appointed as a General in the United States Army, becoming the first African-American to hold such a position.
*President Roosevelt signs the Selective Training and Service Act, making it the first military draft to be created during a peacetime in the United States.
*Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected for an unprecedented third term as the U.S. president.
*Germany begins bombing London in what was known as "The Blitz" in an attempt to weaken the British Royal Air Force.

Popular Music of the 1940's
Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold
Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams
Walking the Floor Over You - Ernest Tubb
Candy Kisses - George Morgan
Smoke on the Water - Red Foley
New San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Pistol Packin' Mama' - Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters
Slippin' Around - Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams
Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe

10 Popular Cars of the 1940's
1940 Cadillac Custom Convertible
1941 Chevrolet Coupe Pickup
1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Roadster
1942 Chrysler Town and Country
11941 Dodge Custom Town Sedan
1948 Ford Super DeLuxe
1940 Mercury Town Sedan
1949 Oldsmobile 76 Station Wagon
1945 Willy's Jeep
1948 Pontiac Streamliner Eight DeLuxe Station Wagon

Popular Dances of the 1940's
The Lindy Hop
The Jitterbug
West Coast Swing
The Whip
The Push
East Coast Swing
Carmen Miranda's Samba
Mambo Dance
Blues Foxtrot

Top Ten Movies of 1940's
Casablanca 1942
Out of the Past 1947
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948
Notorious 1946
The Maltese Falcon 1941
Citizen Kane 1941
It's A Wonderful Life 1946
The Third Man 1949
Rope 1948
To Have and Have Not 1944
Top Ten TV Show's of the 1940's
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Source 1948 -1958
At Home 1944 - 1945
Candid Camera 1948 - 1970
Captain Video and His Video Rangers 1949 - 1955
Hopalong Cassidy 1949 - 1954
Howdy Doody 1947 - 1960
Jackson and Jill 1949 - 1953
Kraft Television Theater 1947 - 1958
Kukla, Fran, and Ollie 1947 - 1957
The Lone Ranger 1949 - 1957

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