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April 25 2010 Today in History Newsletter

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Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is a prolific artist and actress with more awards than any other artist to date.

Barbra was born in 1942. Let's take a look at other events and birthdays from that year:

WWII began this year and car makers were asked to stop making cars and start making war materials.

Executive Order 9066 is signed into law which authorized the physical removal of all Japanese Americans into internment camps.

US Gas Rationing goes into effect 3 gallons per week to help the war effort.

In the United States, the minimum draft age is lowered from 21 to 18.

A bottle of Coca Cola cost 5 cents.

Average Cost of new house $3,770.00

Average wages per year $1,880.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents

Average Cost for house rent $35.00 per month

If you were born this year, 1942, you share the birthdate year with such people as Barbra Streisand, Judge Judy, Linda Evans, Harison Ford and Jimi Hendrix.

Popular movies in 1942 were: Bambi, Casablanca and Road to Morocco

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