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September 14, 1982: Princess Grace of Monaco (Grace Kelly) dies in a car crash

Polio peaked in the 1950's and some 33,000 Americans died or became crippled. Most of the victims were children. The virus works by infecting and destroying the brain stem.

Prohibition became increasingly unpopular during the Great Depression. The repeal movement argued that prohibition should be repealed because it made the US a nation of hypocrites and undermined its respect for the rule of law. The repeal of Prohibition in the United States was accomplished with the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 5, 1933.

A dramatized radio broadcast version of War of the Worlds by H.G. Welles scared thousands of people, having them believe they were under attack by Martians. People flooded newspaper offices and radio and police stations with calls. Scores of adults reportedly required medical treatment for shock and hysteria. Shows how much faith people put in the radio back at that time.

Historic Newspaper - NEW YORK JOURNAL, April 16, 1912 "WORLD'S GREATEST SEA TRAGEDY", " TITANIC'S DEAD 1,500", & "J.J. Astor Drowns--Mrs. Astor Saved"

the comparison of how the same image is corresponded. Left: as it is right:artsy

World Trade Center Attack 2002 Pulitzer Prize, Spot News Photography, Steve Ludlum, New York Times

Paul Newman served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater. Unable to be a pilot, because he was colour blind, he was sent instead to boot camp and then received further training as a radioman and gunner. He qualified as a rear-seat radioman and gunner in torpedo bombers, in 1944. He later flew from aircraft carriers as a turret gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber. As a radioman-gunner, he served aboard the USS Bunker Hill during the Battle of Okinawa, 1945.

Albert Woolson, union drummer boy died in 1956 at 108 yrs. He was the last Civil War veteran.

The Death of King George VI, February 1952 (Yorkshire Evening Post) that made Princess Elizabeth a Queen.