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Don't worry, I'll update soon.
I look forward to it Wink
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Following the release in 1930 of the Clark Memorandum, Hoover began formulating what would become "Good Neighbor" policy. He began withdrawing American troops from Nicaragua and Haiti; he also implemented an arms embargo on Latin America and a one-third reduction of the world's naval power. In response to the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, he and Secretary of State Frank Kellogg outlined the Hoover–Kelogg Doctrine which held that the United States would not recognize territories gained by force.

Hoover mediated between Chile and Peru to solve a conflict on the sovereignty of Arica and Tacna, that in 1883 by the Treaty of Ancσn had been awarded to Chile for ten years, to be followed by a plebiscite that had never happened. By the Tacna–Arica compromise at the Treaty of Lima in 1929, Chile kept Arica, and Peru regained Tacna.


1932 Presidential Election
Democratic Nomination
1928 was last presidential election for the Democrats. Party disbanded in 1930 and most of its supporters had went to Progressives and Conservatives.
Conservative Nomination
Candidates:
House Speaker John Nance Garner of Texas
Fmr. Gov Harry Byrd of Virginia
There was some speculation that fromer president Coolidge might enter the race, but he refused. With a two Southerners race, many northern Conservatives decilined to endorse somebody on convention and focused on the general instead.
General Election
Successful Hoover administration was loved by the people and "The Great Humanitarian" easily won re-election.

President Herbert Hoover (P-CA)/Sen. Robert LaFolette Jr. (P-WI) 356 EV, 67% PV
Fmr. Gov Harry F. Byrd (C-VA)/House Speaker Jack Garner (C-TX) 175 EV, 32.9% PV
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Second Term of Herbert Hoover
Secretary of State: Cordell Hull
Secretary of the Treasury: Jesse Jones
Secretary of War: Newton D. Baker II
Attorney General: James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr.
Postmaster General: Richard B. Russell Jr.
Secretary of the Navy: Charles F. Adams III
Secretary of the Interior: Charles Curtis
Secretary of Agriculture: Arthur Capper
Secretary of Commerce: Frank Lowden
Secretary of Labor: Henry Ford
Secretary of Education: Robert LaFolette Jr.*

His inauguration on March 4, 1933, occurred in the middle of a bank panic, hence the backdrop for his famous words: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."  The very next day Congress passed the Emergency Banking Act which declared a "bank holiday" and announced a plan to allow banks to reopen. This was his first proposed step to recovery. To give Americans confidence in the banks, Hoover signed the Glass–Steagall Act that created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
   

Relief measures included the continuation of first term major relief program for the unemployed under the new name, Federal Emergency Relief Administration. The most popular of all New Deal agencies – and Hoover's favorite – was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which hired 250,000 unemployed young men to work on rural local projects.

Congress also gave the Federal Trade Commission broad new regulatory powers and provided mortgage relief to millions of farmers and homeowners. Hoover expanded  the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, making it a major source of financing for railroads and industry. Hoover made agricultural relief a high priority and set up the first Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA). The AAA tried to force higher prices for commodities by paying farmers to take land out of crops and to cut herds.

Reform of the economy was the goal of the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) of 1933. It tried to end cutthroat competition by forcing industries to come up with codes that established the rules of operation for all firms within specific industries, such as minimum prices, agreements not to compete, and production restrictions. Industry leaders negotiated the codes which were then approved by NIRA officials. Industry needed to raise wages as a condition for approval. Provisions encouraged unions and suspended anti-trust laws. The NIRA was found to be unconstitutional by unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on May 27, 1935. Hoover opposed the decision, saying "The fundamental purposes and principles of the NIRA are sound. To abandon them is unthinkable. It would spell the return to industrial and labor chaos."  In 1933, major new banking regulations were passed. In 1934, the Securities and Exchange Commission was created to regulate Wall Street, with 1932 campaign fundraiser Joe Kennedy in charge.

Recovery was pursued through "pump-priming". The NIRA included $3.3 billion of spending through the Public Works Administration to stimulate the economy, which was to be handled by Interior Secretary Charles Curtis. Hoover worked with Senator George Norris to create the largest government-owned industrial enterprise in American history, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which built dams and power stations, controlled floods, and modernized agriculture and home conditions in the poverty-stricken Tennessee Valley. The repeal of prohibition also brought in new tax revenues and helped Hoover keep a major campaign promise.

Executive Order 6102 made all privately held gold of American citizens was to be sold to the U.S. Treasury and the price raised from $20 to $35 per ounce. Exceptions were made for jewelers, coin collectors and a few others. The goal was to counter the deflation which was paralyzing the economy.

Hoover tried to keep his campaign promise by cutting the federal budget, including a reduction in military spending from $752 million in 1932 to $531 million in 1934 and a 40% cuts in spending on veterans' benefits, removed 500,000 veterans and widows from the pension rolls and reduced benefits for the remainder, as well as cutting the salaries of federal employees and reduced spending on research and education.

Hoover also kept his promise to push for repeal of Prohibition. In April 1933, he issued an Executive Order redefining 3.2% alcohol as the maximum allowed.  That order was preceded by Congressional action in the drafting and passage of the 21st Amendment, which was ratified later that year.

After the 1934 Congressional elections, which gave Hoover large majorities in both houses, there was a fresh surge of progressive legislation. These measures included the Works Progress Administration (WPA) which set up a national relief agency that employed two million family heads. At the height of WPA employment in 1938, unemployment was down from 20.6% in 1933 to only 12.5% according to figures from Michael Darby.  The Social Security Act, established Social Security and promised economic security for the elderly, the poor and the sick. Senator Robert Wagner wrote the Wagner Act, which officially became the National Labor Relations Act. The act established the federal rights of workers to organize unions, to engage in collective bargaining, and to take part in strikes.

While the First New Deal of 1933 had broad support from most sectors, the Second New Deal challenged the business community. Conservatives fought back with the American Liberty League, savagely attacking Hoover and equating him with Marx and Lenin.  But they overplayed their hands, and his boisterous rhetoric let Hoover isolate his opponents and identify them with the wealthy vested interests that opposed his policies.  By contrast, the labor unions, energized by the Wagner Act, signed up millions of new members and became a major backer of Hoover.

The rejection of the League of Nations treaty in 1919 marked the dominance of isolationism from world organizations in American foreign policy. Despite Hoover's "bombshell" message to the world monetary conference in 1933 effectively ended any major efforts by the world powers to collaborate on ending the worldwide depression, and allowed him a free hand in economic policy. Roosevelt was a lifelong free trader and anti-imperialist. Ending European colonialism was one of his objectives.

The main foreign policy initiative of Hoover's first term was the Good Neighbor Policy, which was a re-evaluation of U.S. policy towards Latin America. Since the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, this area had been seen as an American sphere of influence. American forces were withdrawn from Haiti, and new treaties with Cuba and Panama ended their status as United States protectorates. In December 1933, Hoover signed the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, renouncing the right to intervene unilaterally in the affairs of Latin American countries.

The isolationist movement was bolstered in the early-to-mid 1930s by U.S. Senator Gerald Nye and others who succeeded in their effort to stop the "merchants of death" in the U.S. from selling arms abroad. This effort took the form of the Neutrality Acts; the president asked for, but was refused, a provision to give him the discretion to allow the sale of arms to victims of aggression. In the interim, Italy and Mussolini proceeded to overcome Ethiopia and the Italians joined the Germans in co-opting a successful revolt in Spain. In 1936 Germany and Japan signed their Anti-Comintern Pact, allowing their Axis to develop united strategies. And thus the congress passed and the president signed a mandatory arms embargo at a time when dictators in Europe and Asia were girding for world war.

Biographer James M. Burns as well indicates Hoover's policy decisions were replete with sudden reversals, and that HCH was "like the general of a guerilla army, fighting blindly through a jungle."


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1936 Presidential Election
Conservative Nomination

Main Contenders:
Senate Minortiy Leader Charles McNary (Oregon)
Senator Arthur Vandenberg (Michigan)
Publisher Frank Knox (Illinois)
County Attorney Earl Warren (California)
Governor Warren Green (South Dakota)
Representative Stephen Day (Illinois)
Fmr. Speaker John Nance Garner (Texas)
State Senator Robert Taft (Ohio)
Conservatives were divided. Southerners push "Cactus Jack", "Old Guard" stood with McNary and Vandenberg.
When it came to convention, compromise candidate was selected: son of former president, Robert A. Taft. He selected one-term governor Styles Bridges of New Hampshire as his running-mate.
Progressive Nomination

Senator William Borah of Idaho
Governor Theodore Roosevelt Jr. of New York
It all came down to battle of two giants. Old, expierenced "Lion of Idaho" versus young, popular "Star of New York"
... After 15 rounds of voting, Roosevelt finally conceded.
General Election

"It was a pure toss-up. Many predicted our victory, but nobody was sure. Final result shocked everybody" - from the "History of American Conservatism" - author unknown


Robert Taft (C-OH)/Gov. Styles Bridges (C-NH) 373 EV, 70.2% PV

Sen. William Borah (P-ID)/Gov. Teddy Roosevelt Jr. (P-NY) 158 EV, 29.6% PV
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Go Taft!  What is Henry Ford doing at the moment?
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Go Taft!  What is Henry Ford doing at the moment?
He tried to enter the Progressive race for president but dropped out after second ballot. Continues to work with industry, though.
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Go Taft!  What is Henry Ford doing at the moment?
He tried to enter the Progressive race for president but dropped out after second ballot. Continues to work with industry, though.

Neat!
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I look forward to more!
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ATTENTION!
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Alright.  Looking forward to next update! Wink
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Never Gonna Say Goodbye: First Term of Robert Taft

Cabinet:
Secretary of State: Cordell Hull (C-TN)
Secretary of Treasury: Henry Morgenthau Jr. (U-NY)
Secretary of War: Harry Truman (P-MO)
Attorney General: George Norris (P-NE)
Postmaster General: James Farley (C-NY)
Secretary of the Navy: Franklin D. Roosevelt (P-NY)
Secretary of the Interior: Alf Landon (P-KS)
Secretary of Agriculture: Charles W. Bryan (P-NE)
Secretary of Commerce: Herbert Hoover (P-CA)
Secretary of Labor: James Couzens (P-MI)


11/01/1937 - The first issue of LOOK Magazine goes on sale in the United States.
12/01/1937 - January 12 – Adventurer and filmmaker Martin Johnson, of Martin and Osa Johnson fame, is killed along with four others in the crash of Western Air Express Flight 7 in mountainous terrain near Saugus, California.
19/01/1937 -  Howard Hughes sets a new record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
20/01/1937 - Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes swears in Robert A. Taft  for a first term.
26/01/1937 -  Michigan celebrates its Centennial Anniversary of statehood.
31/01/1937 - Ohio River floods.
11/02/1937 - A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Automobile Workers Union.
17/03/1937 - The Atherton Report (private investigator Edwin Atherton's report detailing vice and police corruption in San Francisco) is released.
18/03/1937 - In the worst school disaster in American history in terms of lives lost, the New London School in New London, Texas suffers a catastrophic natural gas explosion, killing in excess of 295 students and teachers.
Mother Frances Hospital opens in Tyler, Texas in response.
26/03/1937 - William Henry Hastie becomes the first African-American appointed to a federal judgeship.
In Crystal City, Texas, spinach growers erect a statue of the cartoon character Popeye.
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04/12/37 – NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the National Labor Relations Act is constitutional.
04/17/37 – The animated short Porky's Duck Hunt, directed by Tex Avery for the Looney Tunes series, featuring the debut of Daffy Duck, is released.
05/06/37 – Hindenburg disaster: The German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
05/07/37 – An enquiry begins into the Hindenburg disaster.
05/27/37 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County. The next day, President Taft pushes a button in Washington, D.C., signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the Golden Gate Bridge.
06/14/37 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.

07/02/37 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
A guard first stands post at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, DC; continuous guard has been maintained there ever since.
07/24/37 – Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called Scottsboro Boys.
09/07/37 – CBS broadcasts a two-and-a-half hour memorial concert nationwide on radio in memory of George Gershwin, live from the Hollywood Bowl. Many celebrities appear, including Oscar Levant, Fred Astaire, Otto Klemperer, Lily Pons, and members of the original cast of Porgy and Bess. The concert is recorded and released complete years later in what is excellent sound for its time, on CD. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is the featured orchestra.
09/26/37 – Street and Smith Publications launches a half-hour radio program, The Shadow, with Orson Welles in the title role.
10/01/37 -  The Marijuana Tax Act becomes law in the United States.
10/15/37 – Ernest Hemingway's novel To Have and Have Not is first published.
12/12/37 – Japanese bombers sink the American gunboat USS Panay.
Mae West makes a risque guest appearance on the NBC Chase and Sanborn Hour that eventually results in her being banned from radio.
12/21/37 – Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first feature-length animated cartoon with sound, opens and becomes a smash hit.
12/25/37 – At the age of 70, legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini conducts the NBC Symphony Orchestra on radio for the first time, beginning his successful 17-year tenure with that orchestra. This first concert consists of music by Vivaldi (at a time when he was still seldom played), Mozart, and Brahms. Millions tune in to listen, including U.S. President Robert A. Taft.
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Will be VERY interesting to see Taft's approach to the war...
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Will be VERY interesting to see Taft's approach to the war...
In this timeline war may go completely different.
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01/03/1938 - The March of Dimes is established by Robert A. Taft.
01/16/1938 – Two landmark live recordings are produced this day: the very first of Mahler's Ninth by the Vienna Philharmonic under Bruno Walter in the face of dire circumstance; and Benny Goodman and his orchestra become the first jazz musicians to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
01/22/1938 – Thornton Wilder's play Our Town is performed for the first time anywhere in Princeton, New Jersey. It premieres in New York City on February 4.
01/27/1938 – The Niagara Bridge at Niagara Falls, New York collapses due to an ice jam.
01/28/1938 – The first ski tow in America begins operation in Vermont.
03/03/1938 – The Santa Ana River in California spills over its banks during a rainy winter, killing 58 people in Orange County and causing trouble as far inland as Palm Springs.


04/25/1938 – Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins: The U.S. Supreme Court overturns a century of federal common law.
04/28/1938 – The towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott in Massachusetts are disincorporated to make way for the Quabbin Reservoir.
04/30/1938 – The first cartoon to feature a prototypical Bugs Bunny, Porky's Hare Hunt, is released.
05/17/1938 – Information Please debuts on NBC Radio.
06/22/1938 – Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
06/23/1938 – The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
Marineland opens near St. Augustine, Florida.
06/24/1938 - A 450-metric-ton (496-short-ton) meteorite explodes about 12 miles (19 km) above the earth near Chicora, Pennsylvania.
06/30/1938 -  Action Comics #1 is published, which is the first publication featuring the comic book character Superman.

07/03/1938 - The last reunion of the Blue and Gray commemorates the 75th anniversary of 07/05/1938 - The Non-Intervention Committee reaches an agreement to withdraw all foreign volunteers from the Spanish Civil War. The agreement is respected by most Republican foreign volunteers, notably by those from England and the United States, but is ignored by the governments of Germany and Italy.
07/18/1938 – Wrong Way Corrigan takes off from New York, ostensibly heading for California. He lands in Ireland instead.
08/06/1938 – The Looney Tunes animated short Porky & Daffy is released.
08/18/1938 – The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting the United States with Canada, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
08/31/1938 – American-Soivet-British-French "Anti-German" alliance is formed.
09/21/1938 – The New England Hurricane of 1938 strikes Long Island and southern New England, killing over 300 along the Rhode Island shoreline and approximately 600 in total.
09/22/1938 – Olsen and Johnson's musical comedy revue Hellzapoppin' begins its 3-year run on Broadway.

10/10/1938 – The Blue Water Bridge opens, connecting Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
10/24/1938 – The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.
10/30/1938 – Orson Welles's radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds is broadcast, causing panic in various parts of the United States.
10/31/1938– In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a 15-point program intended to upgrade protection for the investing public.
11/01/1938– Horse Racing: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral by four lengths in their famous match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
11/10/1938 – On the eve of Armistice Day, Kate Smith sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" for the first time on her weekly radio show.
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01/01/1939 – The Hewlett-Packard Company is founded.
Texas A&M University wins its only football national championship.
01/05/1939 - Amelia Earhart is officially declared dead after her 1937 disappearance.
02/21/1939– The Golden Gate International Exposition opens in San Francisco, California.
02/27/1939 – Sit-down strikes are outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
03/03/1939 - Students at Harvard University demonstrate the new tradition of swallowing goldfish to reporters.
03/28/1939 - American adventurer Richard Halliburton delivers a last message from a Chinese junk, before he disappears on a voyage across the Pacific Ocean.
04/09/1939 – African-American singer Marian Anderson performs before 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after having been denied the use both of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and of a public high school by the federally controlled District of Columbia.
04/14/1939 – John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath is first published.
04/30/1939 – The 1939 New York World's Fair opens.
05/02/1939– Major League Baseball's Lou Gehrig, the legendary Yankee first baseman known as "The Iron Horse", ends his 2,130 consecutive games played streak after contracting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The record stands for 56 years before Cal Ripken, Jr. plays 2,131 consecutive games.
05/20/1939– Pan-American Airways begins trans-Atlantic mail service with the inaugural flight of its Yankee Clipper from Port Washington, New York.
06/04/1939 – The St. Louis, a ship carrying a cargo of 907 Jewish refugees, is allowed permission to land in Florida.
06/12/1939 – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is officially dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
07/02/1939 – The 1st World Science Fiction Convention opens in New York City.
08/02/1939 – Albert Einstein writes to President Taft about developing the atomic bomb using uranium. This leads to the creation of the Manhattan Project.
08/15/1939 – MGM's classic musical film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
09/05/1939 – World War II: The United States declares war on Germany.
09/21/1939– Radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C. records an entire broadcast day for preservation in the National Archives.
09/29/1939 – President Taft announces start of the fluoridation of public water supplies in the United States.
10/11/1939 – Manhattan Project: U.S. President Robert Taft is presented a letter signed by Albert Einstein, urging the United States to rapidly develop the atomic bomb.
10/15/1939 – The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
10/24/1939 – Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time anywhere in Wilmington, Delaware.
10/25/1939 – The Time of Your Life, a drama by William Saroyan, debuts in New York City.
11/04/1939  – World War II: U.S. President Robert Taft allows cash-and-carry purchases of weapons to Allied nations.
11/06/1939– Hedda Hopper's Hollywood debuts on radio with Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper as host (the show runs until 1951, making Hopper a powerful figure in the Hollywood elite).
11/15/1939 – In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Robert A. Taft lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
12/02/1939– La Guardia Airport opens for business in New York City.
12/15/1939 – The film Gone with the Wind, starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard, premieres at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. It is based on Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel. It is the longest American film made up to that time (nearly four hours).
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« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2012, 09:37:31 pm »
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Why would Taft, an isolationist until Pearl Harbor, launch us into WWII before such an attack? Also, would he have flouridation of water? From what I remember, there were some folks of the fringe element sort who believed it a commie conspiracy.
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List of Presidents and Vice Presidents
27. William Howard Taft (R-OH)/James Sherman (R-NY), vacant, Nicholas Murray Butler (R-NY) 1909-1917
28. Robert M. La Follette Sr. (P-WI)/Hiram W. Johnson (P-CA) 1917-1921
29. Calvin Coolidge (C-MA)/Asle Gronna (C-ND), vacant, Charles G. Dawes (C-IL) 1921-1929
30. Herbert C. Hoover (P-CA)/Herman P. Ekern (P-WI), Robert La Follette Jr. (P-WI) 1929-1937
31. Robert Taft (C-OH)/H. Styles Bridges (C-NH) 1937-?
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Why would Taft, an isolationist until Pearl Harbor, launch us into WWII before such an attack? Also, would he have flouridation of water? From what I remember, there were some folks of the fringe element sort who believed it a commie conspiracy.

Taft was certainly a liberal conservative, and though he's the best we had back then, he's probably a moderate at best ITTL
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02/07/1940 – RKO release Walt Disney's second full-length animated film, Pinocchio.
02/20/1940 – Tom and Jerry make their debut in Puss Gets the Boot.
02/27/1940 – Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.
03/02/1940 -  Cartoon character Elmer Fudd makes his debut in the animated short Elmer's Candid Camera.
04/01/1940 - April Fools' Day is also the census date for the 16th U.S. Census.
04/07/1940 - Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
04/12/1940 - Opening day at Jamaica Racetrack features the use of pari-mutuel betting equipment, a departure from bookmaking heretofore used exclusively throughout New York state. Other NY tracks follow suit later in 1940.
04/21/1940 - Take It or Leave It makes it debut on CBS Radio, with Bob Hawk as host.
04/23/1940 - A fire at the Rhythm Night Club in Natchez, Mississippi kills 198.
05/15/1940-  The very first McDonald's restaurant opens in San Bernardino, California.
Women's stockings made of nylon are first placed on sale across the U.S. Almost five million pairs are bought on this day.
05/16/1940-  U.S. President Robert A. Taft, addressing a joint session of Congress, asks for an extraordinary credit of approximately $900 million to finance construction of at least 50,000 airplanes per year.
05/29/1940 – The Vought XF4U-1 makes its first flight.
06/10/1940 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions with his speech during the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
06/14/1940 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Naval Expansion Act into law, which aims to increase the United States Navy's tonnage by 11%.
06/16/1940 – The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held for the first time in Sturgis, South Dakota.
06/24/1940 – Conservative Party begins its national convention in Philadelphia and renominates Robert A. Taft as its candidate for president.
07/01/1940 - The doomed first Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens for business, built with an 8-foot (2.4 m) girder and 190 feet (58 m) above the water, as the third longest suspension bridge in the world.
07/15/1940 - Progressive Party begins its national convention in Chicago, and nominates Sen. Burton K. Wheeler for president.
07/27/1940 – Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Oscar-nominated cartoon short, A Wild Hare.
08/04/1940 – Gen. John J. Pershing, in a nationwide radio broadcast, urges all-out aid to Britain in order to defend the Americas, while Charles Lindbergh speaks to an isolationist rally at Soldier Field in Chicago.
09/02/1940 – An agreement between America and Great Britain is announced to the effect that 50 U.S. destroyers needed for escort work will be transferred to Great Britain. In return, America gains 99-year leases on British bases in the North Atlantic, West Indies and Bermuda.
09/12/1940 – The Hercules Munitions Plant in Succasunna-Kenvil, New Jersey explodes, killing 55 people.
09/16/1940 – The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 is signed into law by Franklin D. Roosevelt, creating the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
 The draft registration of approximately 16 million men begins in the United States.
09/26/1940 – The United States imposes a total embargo on all scrap metal shipments to Japan.
10/29/1940 – The Selective Service System lottery is held in Washington, D.C..
11/05/1940: Conservative incumbent Robert A. Taft narrowly defeats Progressive challenger Burton K. Wheeler.
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President Robert A. Taft (C-OH)/Vice-President Styles Bridges (C-NH) 266 EV, 50% PV

Sen. Burton K. Wheeler (P-MT)/Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace (P-IA) 265 EV, 49.9% PV

11/07/1940 – In Tacoma, Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (nicknamed the "Galloping Gertie") collapses in a 42-mile-per-hour (68 km/h) wind storm, causing the center span of the bridge to sway. When it collapses, a 600-foot-long (180 m) design of the center span falls 190 feet above the water, killing Tubby, a black male cocker spaniel dog.
11/11/1940 – Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in U.S. Midwest.
11/12/1940 – Case of Hansberry v. Lee, 311 U.S. 32 (1940), decided, allowing a racially restrictive covenant to be lifted.
11/13/1940 – Walt Disney's Fantasia is released. It is the first box office failure for Disney, though it eventually recoups its cost years later, and becomes one of the most highly regarded of Disney's films.
11/16/1940 – An unexploded pipe bomb is found in the Consolidated Edison office building.
12/08/1940 – The Chicago Bears, in what will become the most one-sided victory in National Football League history, defeat the Washington Redskins 73–0 in the 1940 NFL Championship Game.
12/17/1940 – President Taft, at his regular press conference, first sets forth the outline of his plan to send aid to Great Britain that will become known as Lend-Lease.
12/29/1940 –Robert A. Taft, in a fireside chat to the nation, declares that the United States must become "the great arsenal of democracy."
12/30/1940 – California's first modern freeway, the future State Route 110, opens to traffic in Pasadena, California, as the Arroyo Seco Parkway (now the Pasadena Freeway).
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