| BOOM! BANG!! BAM! Can you
hear that? That's the sound of weapons in World War II. In the 1940's,
it was not the happiest decade. It was actually full of killing and blood.
Yet, it also had some interesting sports, games, and famous people. Before
World War II there were many poor people. Suddenly there were headlines
saying, "Japs declare war. Attack U.S." After the war, the "Baby Boom"
era began. If you don't know what "Baby Boom" is, I'll explain. After the
war, the survivors came home. There were many marriages and they started
to have many babies. People born in this era were called "Baby Boomers."
1942- ammonium nitrate explosion in Cleveland, Ohio , 20 people killed
One-armed Pete Gray was a starting left fielder and lead- off batter for the St. Louis Browns. Chicago Caramel Tailback, Ren Cahlii, displayed the crisp form that produced 21 interceptions and 109 attempted passes.
In 1935, Leo Seltzer decided to find another
way to make a living. He gathered a bunch of roller skaters and convinced
the roller skaters that they would get paid big cash to have people roller
skate around and hit people to make them crash. This would be called
"Roller Derby." It would remain a popular sport onto the 1940s.
On July 1, 1947, San Antonio Light reported
that Troy Pendergrass of Hot Springs, New Mexico, chased a flying saucer,
as he thought, until it landed. When it landed, it was discovered
to be a piece if foil, five inches by eight inches.
In the 1940s, many of the important headlines were based on World War
II. Like in the introduction, it has a headline saying "Japs Declare
War. Attack U.S." There was many other headlines in the 1940s too.
There would hundreds of little boys on the street selling newspapers.
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