Popular Culture History1930-1945<br />Assignment 1-5<br />By: Josh Casey<br />
Historical Events<br />Holocaust<br />The Great Depression (after stock market crashed in 1929)<br />World War 2 <br />Prohibition (distribution of alcoholic beverages)<br />“Star Spangled Banner” becomes of official National Anthem of the United States<br />
Science/Inventions<br />Oil Period (massive oil found in Kilgore, Texas in 1930)<br />Chocolate chip cookie -1930 -by Ruth Wakefield<br />Pacemaker – 1932 – by Albert Hyman<br />Slinky – by Richard James<br />Aqualung – Jacques Cousteau (breathing system for divers)<br />First Atomic Bomb – 1945<br />
During this time, TV was in a state of development.<br />RCA (now NBC) and ABC switched focuses from the radio to the television<br />Because of this, television receivers were introduced to the world during the worlds fair in 1939 <br />Regular broadcast were scheduled in Los Angeles and New York <br />Television<br />
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