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What was going on in the world when a given lure was produced in the 1900 to 1940 era?

In 1900 the US population was 76 million.  From 1900 to 1910:

  • Congress enacted the gold standard
  • First annual World Series
  • San Francisco earthquake
  • Wright Brothers invent the airplane
  • Ford introduced the model T car
  • Theodore Roosevelt becomes president
  • Oklahoma becomes 47th state
  • Heddon founded
  • Creek Chub founded
  • Jamison founded
  • Moonlight founded
  • Pflueger existed
  • Shakespeare existed
  • Ans B. Decker starts
  • K & K Manufacturing

In 1910 the US population was 92 million.  From 1910 to 1920:

  • Jim Thorpe wins decathlon
  • Federal Trade Commission started
  • First Transatlantic radiotelephone communication
  • Congress adopts the Fourteenth Amendment: Prohibition
  • Great Influenza Epidemic
  • Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil
  • Income Tax began
  • Pancho Villa raids New Mexico
  • Lusitania Sunk
  • Diplomatic relations cut with Germany: World War I
  • South Bend created
  • Wilson (Hastings) founded
  • Fred C. Keeling founded
  • Detroit Glass Minnow tube
  • The Captor by J.B. Fischer

In 1920 the US population was 110 million.  From 1920 to 1930:

  • Jack Dempsy becomes heavyweight champ
  • Women's suffrage passed
  • First commercial radio broadcast
  • Cecil B. DeMille's: "The Ten Commandments"
  • Walt Disney: Mickey Mouse cartoon
  • Lindbergh flies the Atlantic solo
  • Warren Harding is President
  • Congress creates Air Corps
  • Hoover is President

In 1930 the US population was 123 million.  From 1930 to 1940

  • Geo. Washington bridge is completed in NY.
  • Great Depression reaches low point
  • Franklin Roosevelt is president
  • Social Security begins
  • Shirley Temple sings "good ship lolly pop"
  • Amelia Earhart disappears
  • Pan Am begins trans-Atlantic service
  • Selective Service begins

In 1940 the US population was 132 million



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