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Britain sent over 10,000 children to North America during the Summer of 1940.
Unlike earlier waves of immigration, the people of the 20th century were remarkably mobile once arriving in the United States.
The dry and windy Coney Island lay undeveloped for over 200 years and was named after small relatives of rabbits called "conies" that inhabited the sandy spit of land.
Though most of the Hispanic miners were American citizens, the Phelps-Dodge Mine Company paid them far less and housed them in separate and inferior quarters.
Times had become so tough that in 1932 World War I veterans marched on Washington to demand a once-promised war bonus, prompting an armed engagement.
Guiteau was an ardent "pretarist" and believed that the second coming of Christ occured less than 100 years after the New Testament account of his death.
Sputnik was one of the major topics of the US/Soviet "Kitchen Debate" of 1959.
The owners of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads made much more money in kickbacks from construction contracts than in the running of the completed rail lines.
The crash of the stock market was accompanied by huge trading sessions and over a month of continued losses.
John Dean finally agreed to cooperate with Watergate prosecutors when he became convinced that his written summary of all that the administration knew of the "plumbers" and their break-ins would be used as an implication of his special guilt by the President.
A major fan of the movie Patton, Richard Nixon was determined to negotiate a peace in Vietnam at the same time that he refused to allow for any military or diplomatic admission of defeat.
Richard Nixon used money he had won in poker games during his World War II Navy career to finance his first political campaign.
As an army reservist, Lindbergh won a Congressional Medal of Honor for his trip across the Atlantic.