In the 1940's fedoras were often worn in movies by gangsters and detectives. These hats were pinched in the front and wide in the back. Fedoras can come in many colors but nuetral colors were most popular in the 40's.
World event: Battle of Britain
Germany attacked Great Britain attempting to conquer them by first attacking air fields then sending in ground troops. British won and itwas the first defeat for Germany in WWII
Sports and Music: Bebop Music
Young musicans started expirimenting with complicated chords. Played long dazzeling phrases
Sports and Music: Andrew Sisters star in Argentine Nights
This was the first movie the Andrew Sisters starred in. They were also famous for thier song "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
Sports and Music:Stan Musial
Started playing for St. Louis Cardinals in 1941. Was a star first baseman and outfielder. Held seven national league titles.
Sports and Music: Pete Rose is born
Pete rose held record for most base hits. Breaking the record that Ty Cobb held with 4,191.
Sports and Music: Billy Strayhorn composes "Take a Train
"Take a Train" became popular becuase of Duke Ellington. Where Duke took this in as his theme song.
World event: Mount Rushmore completed
The purpose of the memorial is to communicate the founding, expansion, preservation, and unification of the United States with the colossal statues of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt
World event: Pearl Harbor
japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor killing more than 2400 americans, damaging 180 air craft ,and destroying 21 ships. The next day we declared war on Japan.
Fashion and Entertainment:
In 1942 The government cut back the use of fabric to make suits which is what made this suit most popular. This suit consisted of a short skirt a jacket and a blouse. For a formal look, women would often take off the jacket.
World event: Battle of Midway
Japanese plan to attack further depleting U.S. equipment and forcing them to surrender. U.S. intelligence cracked the Japanese code and was ready for the attack. U.S. navy divers sunk all four Japanese carriers. It was a surprising victory for the U.S. and sent the Japanese into defensive for the rest of the war.
World event: Battle of Stalingrad
Geman attempted to capture the Russian city of Stalingrad the soviets never yielded. About 2,000,000 people killed, wounded, or captured. the Germans won a significant battle during the war.
Sports and Music: Frank Sinatra starts his solo career
By 1942 Sinatra's fame had by-passed his band and he yearned for a solo career. Sinatra retriered in 1971
Fashion and enetertainment: Zoot suits
In 1943 zoot suits were a way that youth were expressing themselves. Because of the war, the suits were banned because it used to much material. The suit included a draped coat, high wasted pants and tight cuffs.
Fashion and Enertainment:
The slinky was invented in 1943 by a man named Richard James. He was given the task of developing springs to hold sensitive instraments on ships. he noticed that the springs "walked on the floor" when he knocked over a box of springs. His wife noticed that the neighborhood children enjoyed this invention. He decided to name this new invention the Slinky after the Swedish word Meaning sleek and graceful.
World event: D-Day
The first day of a huge amphibious invastion from the west. This invation brought thousands of ships, planes, tanks, and troops across the English Channel to retake beaches of Normandy.
World event: Modern computer is invented
Scientist and engineers invented the ENIAC. It was capable of 5,000 ten digit decimal numbers per second and took up 1,800 sqare feet. It was designed to calculate artillery firing tables for the army.
Sports and Music Cardinals Win World Series
The Cardnials won agianst the St. Louis Browns. Four games to two.
Fashion and Entertainment: Victory rolls
Victory rolls was a popular hairstyle in the 1940's, because it worked on all hairtypes. Women wore this hairstyle for various occasions. The hairstyle was pulled up in the front for volume and height while the bottom was left down or pulled up.
World event: Hitler Commits Suicide
Located fifty feet under his head quarters his bunker contained 18 rooms and had its own water and electric supply. HE and his mistress Ava Braun poisoned there selves and their dogs and hitler also shot himself in the head
World event: The surrnder of Germany
Unconditional surrender of the German third Reich was signed by General Alfred Jold. He was authorized to sign by the German president Karl Doenitz. He also signed surrender documents to France, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union.
World event: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On August 6 an nuclear bomb named the little boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima and killed 90-166 thousand. On August 9 the bomb named the fat man was dropped on Nagasaki killing 60-80 thousand people.
Fashion and Enetertainment: Bikinis
The Bikini commmonly worn today was invented in 1946. It was named afeter a small island called Bikini Atoll.
Fashion and Enertainment: Anne Frank's Diary was published
Anne Frank's Diary was published in 1947 after she had been in hiding and died in a concentration camp. The Diary opened peoples eyes as they saw the war from a childs perspective.
Entertainment :The First Televised World Series
The 1947 World Series took place New York and in Brooklyn. The game included the Dodgers and the Yankees. New York Yankees won games 1,2,5and 7 while the Brooklyn Dodgers won games 3,4 and 6.
Sports and Music: Jackie Robinson debut game with Dogders
That year he also held the most stolen bases. He also hit tewelve home runs.
Fashion and Entertainment: Cable Television Debuits
Started by john and Margaret Walson in Pennsylvania Cable television debuits gave better Television reception to rural areas. The Tranzmition allowed more variety of programing.
Eddie Arcano wins Triple Crown
This is the second time that Eddie has won the race. The name of the horse he rode was Citation
Fashion and Entertainment: omlet fold
The omlet fold was done by splitting the hair in the back, and folding the hair over to the front. After that women often curled the hair. If done right the style was supposed to look like an omlet fold.
Sports and Music: Joe Louis
Joe Louis had held the heavyweight title from 1937 to 1949. He had won 66 fights and 49 by knockout