"My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light." - Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)

The Great Depression began with a stock market crash in 1929. After twelve years of stagnation, the U.S. was thrown into World War II. Final victory did not come until 1945.

A Toast to History Buffs

The tradition of a toast before a meal is possibly from sixteenth century England, where diners floated toasted bread in a hot alcoholic drink.

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