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|What Happened On These Special Years|
|80 years ago in 1936
Gas Tracker 10 Cents
Popular Music Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday
Major News President Roosevelt is re-elected, "Gone With the Wind" is published, Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at the Berlin Olympics, the Spanish Civil War begins, and the BBC starts the first public television broadcasts
|60 years ago in 1956
Gas Tracker 22 Cents
Popular Music Elvis Presley, Doris Day, Little Richard, Johnny Cash
Major News Prince Ranier of Monaco and actress Grace Kelly are married, the U.S. Supreme Court declares Alabama bus segregation laws to be illegal, the Rock n' Roll dance craze is popular, the Cuban Revolution begins, and the Federal Highway Act of 1956 creates 41,000 miles of interstate highways
|40 years ago in 1976
Gas Tracker 59 Cents
Popular Music Elton John, Rod Stewart, Bee Gees, Queen
Major News The Apple Computer Company is created, NASA's first space shuttle "The Enterprise" is revealed, the United States celebrates its bicentennial, Isabel Peron is removed from office in Argentina, and Nadia Comaneci gets seven perfect scores in gymnastics during the Montreal Olympics
|20 years ago in 1996
Gas Tracker $1.22
Popular Music Spice Girls, The Fugees, Alanis Morissette, The Goo Goo Dolls
Major News Princess Diana and Prince Charles get divorced, the U.N. adopts the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the Summer Olympics are held in Atlanta, Bill Clinton is re-elected after defeating Bob Dole for the U.S. presidency, and the "Ask Jeeves" internet search engine is created
Find The History of Cost Of Living, Prices, Events, Popular Social Culture,
Inventions, Technology By Year, Decade or Type From The
History allows us to use just a few words to Instantly recognize a decade
by reading some of the things that occured during that decade check some of the examples below
1920's Flappers, Prohibition, and The Roaring 20's
1930's The Great Depression, Mobsters, Unemployment, Years of the 30's
1940's Pearl Harbor, Concentration Camps, Nuclear Bomb, Second World War of the 40's
1950's Big Cars, Baby Boomers, Cold War, Berlin Wall, of the 50's
1960's Swinging Sixties, Beatles, Beetle's, Pop Music, Youth Culture, Korea, Man on The Moon, Civil Rights Movement, of the 60's
1970's Consumer Driven Economy, Vietnam, Japanese Imports, Race Riots, Arab Israeli War, Watergate of the 70's
1980's Technology Revolution, Anti Nuclear Protests, Aids, Cold War, Lebanon, Apartheid, Terrorism, of the 80's
1990's Yuppie Era, Computers, Internet, Bosnia, Dot Com Boom and Bust, Desert Storm, Soviet Union Breakup of the 90's
Although some of those words or phrases well apply to more than one decade mostly we associate those words or phrases with a specific decade.
Following research into Prices for various goods and commodities ( we used prices advertised in newspapers for our research ) we thought we would share some of those we thought were interesting or showed how improvements in technology can dramatically change prices
- Chevrolet Superior Roadster $490.00 1924 Wisconsin ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Linenette Middy Dress $4.75 Wisconsin 1920 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Eggs 1 doz. 25cents 1924 WI ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Eight Room two-family Home, Partly Modernised $2900 1924 WI ---- Todays Price $ ???
- New Modern 5 bedroom Home $4,100 Appleton Wisconsin 1931 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Dozen Eggs 18 Cents Ohio 1932 ---- Todays Price $ ??? From 1930's Food Prices
- Best Coal $9.25 per ton Nebraska 1934 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Bicycle Boys $23.95 West Virginia 1935 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Kalamazoo Gas Range $199.95 Wisconsin 1948 ---- Todays Price $ ??? From 1940's Appliances Prices
- Leg O Lamb 59 cents per pound Illinois 1947 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- 17 inch black and white TV $179.95 Wisconsin 1954 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Ring 1 carat Diamond $399.00 New York 1950 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Chevrolet Corvette $3631 1958 ---- Todays Price $ ??? From 1950's Cars
- Porterhouse Steak $1.19 per pound California 1966 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Swanson Chicken TV Dinner 49 cents California 1961 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Brick Built Ranch Home 3 bedroom $22,800 Chicago Illinois 1966 ---- Todays Price $ ??? From 1960's Homes
- Toyota Corola $3,698 New York 1979 ---- Todays Price $
- JVC VHS Video Cassette Recorder !!!! $695 !!!! New York 1979 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Heinz ketchup 19 cents California 1970 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Split Level on Hill Top $32,400 Iowa 1972 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Wrangler Jeans $9.95 Illinois 1978 From 1970's Clothes
- Logitech Mouse !!!! $89.99 !!! New York 1988 ---- Todays Price $ ??? From 1980's Computers
- Hands Free Operating Car Phone !!!! $788 !!!! New York 1988 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- PC 286 with printer $1,699.00 Ohio 1990 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Buick Century $13,999.00 Annapolis 1993 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Chicken $1.05 Per pOund Wisconsin 1998 ---- Todays Price $ ???
- Lazy Boy Recliner $260.00 Annapolis 1993 From 1990's Furniture Section
It takes us about 2 to 3 months of research for each decade so please allow us time to add new sections, update old sections and add new pages - Steve
Over the past two years we at The People History have been working to add new content to the website and update some of our most popular sections. We have added hundreds of pictures and descriptions of toys from the 1920's to the 1990's. We are also in the middle of adding hundreds more images and descriptions related to fashion history from the twenties to the nineties, and we have already completed the sections for the 1920's, 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. Along with the new fashion content, we have updated our furniture, homes, appliances and cars pages for the 20's, 50's and 70's with new images and price information. Another ongoing update includes newly improved music pages with our history of music, 50's music, and 70's music pages showcasing much more information and details than before. We have also been trying to improve user navigation on the site with the implementation of a hover menu on many pages. We have introduced a new section featuring a detailed history of many of the world's most popular sports and have created new quiz pages for users to answer fun trivia on information available throughout the website. In the coming months we hope to expand our content further and dramatically improve the user experience on The People History. We look forward to hearing what you think about our recent changes