Class of 1939

What Events Happened in 1939

-Albert Einstein writes President Franklin Roosevelt about developing the Atomic Bomb using Uranium. This led to the creation of the Manhattan Project.
-•The Worlds Fair Opens in New York
-•LaGuardia Airport Opens in New York
-• The independent republic of Czechoslovakia is dissolved
-•Regular television broadcasts began in the United States
-•America amends Neutrality Acts to allow sending military aid to countries in Europe
-•Continuing drought conditions in the North Eastern US causing mass crop failure and hardship
How Much things cost in 1939

-Average Cost of new house $3,800.00....Average wages per year $1,730.00
-Cost of a gallon of Gas 10 cents....Average Cost for house rent $28.00 per month
-A loaf of Bread 8 cents...A LB of Hamburger Meat 14 cents...Average Price for new car $700.00
-Toaster $16.00...Due to increased number of users Electricity prices have been cut by 1/2 in ten years.

Submitted by Bill Scutta