History Unfolds: A Look Back at Events & Fads That Shaped the World and IREM throughout the Last 75 Years

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1930

The first Mickey Mouse comic strip is published in the New York Mirror.

President Hoover says the worst effects of the Depression will be over within 90 days.

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1931

4 to 5 million people are unemployed in the United States.

The George Washington Bridge connecting N.Y. and N.J. is completed.

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1932

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

1933

The Institute of Real Estate Management starts in Chicago.

The game of Monopoly is invented.

Adolph Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany.

1934

Alcatraz maximum security prison opens in San Francisco Bay.

IREM's net income is ($61.04).

President Roosevelt signs the Farm Mortgage Refinancing Act, to help farmers pay their mortgage with easier credit terms.

Shirley Temple appears in her first movie and signs "On the Good Ship Lollipop.:

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1935

The first round-the-world telephone conversation is routed from New York to San Francisco, Indonesia, Holland, England and back to New York.

1936

Eleanor Roosevelt hosts White House garden party for female African American students of Washington's National Industrial School.

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1937

The first Social Security claims are paid.

A new order from the German Ministry of the Interior deprives all Jews of municipal citizenship.

1938

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is released.

Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Fair Labor Standards Act that raises minimum wage from 25 cents to 40 cents and hour and limits the work week to 44 hours.

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1939

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is published.

The wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind are released.

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1940

Churchill becomes prime minister of Great Britian.

1941

Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor; U.S. enters World War II.

M&Ms are included in World War II soldier's rations.

U.S. national dept is $64.3 billion.

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1942

Joseph Stalin is TIME magazine's "Man of the Year."

1943

IREM's net income is $993.61.

Milton Braley invents Chutues &Ladders game.

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1945

The digital computer, named ENAIC, weighing 30 tons and standing two stories high, is completed.

The slinky is invented by a ship inspector.

The Cold War begins.

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1946

U.S. national debt is $280 billion.

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1947

Commercial TV-with 13 stations-becomes available to the public.

Reynolds invents aluminum foil.

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1948

The Frisbee is invented.

Pietro Belluschi designs the protype of the Equitable Savings and Loan building, a "skyscraper" at 12 stories.

1949

The frozen dinner is invented.

1950

The very first Peanuts comic strip appears in seven newspapers.

The first credit card (Diners) is invented by Ralph Schneider.

1951

Super glue is invented.

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1953

IREM's net income is $7,563.73.

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II is held.

Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal reach top of Mt. Everest.

1954

Notre Dame du Haut is completed in Ronchamp, France.M

1955

Disneyland opens.

Dr. Jonas Salk develops the polio vaccine.

1956

The first computer hard disk is used. …

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