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December 23, 1939

 1939 Ford 

  1939 Chevy 

 World Famous 1939 Audi Silver Bullet

Cars of the Year (click to enlarge)

 
 


MGM Cartoon 1939 Peace On Earth

The only cartoon ever nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, this 1939 Hugh Harman cartoon shows a post-apocalyptic world populated by animals picking up the pieces after a war kills every human on earth

 

Other Important stuff that year...

US Population: 130,879,718

•Oscars Best Picture - Gone With The Wind which also had best Actress Vivian Leigh (Scarlett) and Best Supporting Actress Hattie McDaniel (Mamie). 1939 is undoubtedly the most celebrated year in American film history - the year produced more outstanding films than any other 12-month period.

•Germany invades Poland; occupies Bohemia and Moravia; renounces pact with England and concludes 10-year non-aggression pact with U.S.S.R.

 •Russo-Finnish War begins; Finns to lose one-tenth of territory in 1940 peace treaty. •World War II begins.

•As World War II begins, Roosevelt submits $1,319-million defense budget, proclaims U.S. neutrality, and declares limited emergency.

•New York World's Fair opens. Background: exposition •Daughters of the American Revolution refuses to allow Marian Anderson to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

•U.S. Department of Agriculture starts first food stamp program in Rochester, N.Y. Program ends in 1943.

14 March
Hitler announces that Czechoslovakia has become a German Protectorate and its occupation begins the following day.

2 April
The Spanish Civil War ends.

23 August
A non-aggression pact is signed between Germany and Soviet Union in Moscow.

1 September
Germany invades Poland. Although Hitler states, "I will not war against women and children. I have ordered my air force to restrict itself to

attacks on military objectives." Early bombing attacks are made on Polish cities, including Warsaw.

28 September
Warsaw surrenders.

Technology

No TV in US until 1941

 

Aviation

3 March
The first Pan American World Airways Boeing 314 flying boat is named 'Yankee Clipper' by Mrs Franklin D. Roosevelt at a ceremony in Washington DC.

30 March
Piloted by Flugkapitän Hans Dieterle, Heinkel He100V-8 establishes new world speed record of 746kph (463mph) at Oranienburg, Germany.

26 April
Flugkapitän Fritz Wendel, flying Messerschmitt Me209V1, establishes a new world top speed record of 755kph (469mph). This record will not be broken for 30 years.

20 May
The first large scale air battle between Soviet and Japanese aircraft occurs in Outer Mongolia near Khalkin Gol.

Sports

NFL but no Superbowl yet,

World Series  NY Yankees d. Cincinnati (4-0)



 
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