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Drought was only partly responsible for the Dust Bowl, lack of crop rotation and plowing methods that left straight rows and no native grasses destroyed the Plains' ability to resist erosion.
After being dismissed as Chief of Staff, Donald Regan never spoke to Ronald or Nancy Reagan again.
When Reagan went to Hollywood in 1937, he actually enjoyed the blinding bright lights of the movie set because they gave him a feeling of privacy and security.
The "Spanish Flu" was one of the first pandemics, caused by increased mobility of the world's populations and was probably aided by transmission in close quarters during the Great War (World War I).
Florida would have been impossible to develop as a destination to live if it weren't for the extensive draining of wetlands and swamps - damaging the ecosystem severely.
Truman was so angry at post-war labor strikes that he attempted to use executive power to draft striking workers into the army.
One of the few boy of the time to attend High School in western Missouri, Truman lost the opportunity to go to college when his father squandered the family's money on grain futures.