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The Decades - 1940s

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

VAV!/May 7, 2014

On November 7,1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, also known as "Gallopin' Gertie,"  completed just four months previously, swayed and collapsed in a 42 mile-per-hour wind. There were no casualties other than a dog trapped in a car stranded on the bridge. A rescue was attempted by a man holding a pipe out for the dog, but the frightened animal would not leave the car.  

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 November 2015 06:51 )

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The Decades - 1940s

General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), arrived in Japan on August 30, 1945 To Oversee Formal Surrender

General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), arrived in Japan on August 30, 1945 To Oversee Formal Surrender

Pictured aboveTalks with Allied and Japanese newsmen after his arrival at Atsugi airfield, Japan, on 30 August 1945. Standing behind General MacArthur, at right, is Gener...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 September 2015 05:05 )

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The Decades - 1940s

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

Pictured above:  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives, 80-G-472620

VAV!/August 27, 2015

On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a fo...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 August 2015 07:05 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

  

Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/August 24, 2015

"Aloha is my creed." -   Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January...

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 August 2015 07:44 )

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The Decades - 1940s

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

Pictured above:  The Plastic Pink Flamingo abides/Contributed by Starlight Reporter

VAV!/June 23, 2015

The iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo lawn ornament was launched duri...

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Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977 VAV!/January 27, 2016 Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

 

Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977 VAV!/January 27, 2016 Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

 

Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977 VAV!/January 27, 2016 Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

 

Atom Bomb Tests - Target Nevada

VAV!/January 27, 2016 Able, a 1-kiloton device was dropped over Frenchman Flat on January 27th, 1951 by a B-50 Superfortress. The first A-bomb of the Operation Ranger series, Able was also the first nuclear test at the Nevada Proving Ground. It launched Las Vegas into the atomic age and was followed by 99 atmospheric nuclear tests and 828 below ground nuclear tests. The Nevada Test Site, today known as the Nevada National Security Site, is a 1,375 square mile area that lies north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  This desert was originally an Army Air Corps aerial gunnery range used to train pilots and gunners in World War II. Following the war, it was enlarged and was designated the site for carrying out America's nuclear tests by President Harry Truman in 1951.

 

Atom Bomb Tests - Target Nevada

VAV!/January 27, 2016 Able, a 1-kiloton device was dropped over Frenchman Flat on January 27th, 1951 by a B-50 Superfortress. The first A-bomb of the Operation Ranger series, Able was also the first nuclear test at the Nevada Proving Ground. It launched Las Vegas into the atomic age and was followed by 99 atmospheric nuclear tests and 828 below ground nuclear tests. The Nevada Test Site, today known as the Nevada National Security Site, is a 1,375 square mile area that lies north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  This desert was originally an Army Air Corps aerial gunnery range used to train pilots and gunners in World War II. Following the war, it was enlarged and was designated the site for carrying out America's nuclear tests by President Harry Truman in 1951.

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