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Science in the 1940s

"Science is the search for truth. It is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent, to do harm to others."
--Linus Pauling

Click here for a timeline of science in the 1940s.

Prices in the 1940s...

  • Daily Newspapers 3 cents, Sunday 10cents
  • 4 room apt in NY - $105 mth
  • Broadway Tkt 55 cents
  • Daily Newspapers 3 cents, Sunday 10cents

    The Army Nurses Corp.

  • More than 60,000 women served.
  • 16 died as a result of enemy action.
  • 67 nurses taken as prisoners of war.
  • 1600 decorated for bravery under fire.

    Songs from the 1940s.

  • "I did nothing. They sank my boat."

    --John F. Kennedy on becoming a war hero