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SLICED BREAD RATIONING BEGAN IN 1943

WW2 Rationing for 1 year: Day 5 update – The 1940's Experiment

World War II restrictions cut deep into every American pantry as
federal officials announced that sliced bread would be rationed
on this day in history, Jan. 18, 1943.

"I should like to let you know how important sliced bread is to
the morale and saneness of a household," distraught mother
Sue Forrester of
Fairfield, Connecticut, claiming to speak on
behalf of America’s housewives, lamented in a New York Times
letter to the editor.

Wartime rationing had already caused severe restrictions on
the nation’s household
food supply. 

Basic resources were devoted in ever-growing volume to the
war effort in 1943, as the tide of battle turned and the U.S. and
its Allies went on the offensive across the vast expanse of two
oceans.

Bread rationing marked the depths of sacrifices on the home
front. 

On this day in history, Jan. 18, 1943, government bans sliced bread ...

rationing-board-new-orleans-1943 | The Saturday Evening Post

When Was Sliced Bread Invented? | History of Sliced Bread - BÁN TÀI ...
Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa invented the
first single loaf bread-slicing machine. A prototype he built
in 1912 was destroyed in a fire, and it was not until 1928
that Rohwedder had a fully working machine ready. The
first commercial use of the machine was by the Chillicothe Baking Company of
Chillicothe, Missouri, who sold their
first slices on July 7, 1928.

By 1933, around 80% of bread sold in the US was pre-sliced,
leading to the popular idiom "
greatest thing since sliced
bread
"

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Otto Frederick Rohwedder

(July 7, 1880 – November 8, 1960)


This photograph depicts a "new electrical bread
slicing machine" in use by an unnamed bakery
in
St. Louis in 1930.

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COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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LIFE Magazine cover with a Fletcher Martin war painting.

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Fletcher Martin (April 19, 1904 – May 30, 1979)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Pat Sajak ( Patrick Leonard Sajdak) is 76 years old today.

Sajak is a television personality and game show host. He is
best known as the host of the American
television game
show
Wheel of Fortune, a position he has held since 1981.

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REMAINS OF A SAILOR TO BE BURIED TODAY

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Undated photo released by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The remains of a sailor from Massachusetts
who died when the USS Oklahoma was struck by multiple torpedoes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 are being buried
at Arlington National Cemetery on today.

The interment comes more than 80 years after the attack that drew
the U.S. into World War II and nearly four years after the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Electrician’s Mate
18 year old 3rd Class Roman W. Sadlowski, of Pittsfield, had
been accounted for using advanced DNA and anthropological
analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. 

     

        
        
        
        
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NATIONAL ANTHEM WRITTEN ON THIS DAY

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"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United
States
. The lyrics came from the "Defence of Fort M’Henry", a
poem written on September 14, 1814, by 35-year-old lawyer and
amateur poet
Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment
of
Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Outer
Baltimore Harbor in the Patapsco River during the Battle of
Baltimore
in the War of 1812 (below). Key was inspired by the large
U.S. flag, with 15 stars and 15 stripes, known as the Star-Spangled
Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the U.S. victory.        

The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by
John Stafford Smith.


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Francis Scott Key   (1779 – 1843)

Francis Scott Key was born at Terra Rubra, his
family’s estate in Frederick County (now Carroll
County), Maryland.

He became a successful lawyer in Maryland and
Washington, D.C., and was later appointed U.S.
attorney for the District of Columbia.


   
    
    
    
    
    


       

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