In 1942, A Car Cost $1100


Franklin Delano Roosevelt is president of the US

The Battle of the Midway begins, marketing the first major defeat for the Japanese

Fire at the Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston kills 491

Forced detention of 110,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast begins

German General Rommel is defeated at the Battle of El Alamein

Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to have a flight go around the world

Stephen Hawking, Muhammad Ali, Tammy Faye Bakker, Martin Scorsese, and Jimi Hendrix born

St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series

Washington Redskins win the NFL championships

Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

Casablanca premieres at the Hollywood Theater in New York City

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