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Col. Tibbetts, Getty Images
Col. Tibbetts, Getty Images

Quincy Native Paul Tibbets Helped End WWII 69 Years Ago Today

It was August 6, 1945 and the United States was involved with World War Two on two fronts, in Europe and also in the South Pacific.  Supplies were waning with fighting going on in two different parts of the world at the same time

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A Quincy Native, Paul Tibbetts, Helped to End World War Two 68 Years Ago Today

Keystone/Getty ImagesIt was August 6, 1945 and the United States was involved with World War Two on two fronts, in Europe and also in the South Pacific.  Supplies were waning with fighting going on in two different parts of the world at the same time

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Doug Pensinger  /Allsport
Doug Pensinger /Allsport

I Can’t Let This Week Go By Without Remembering ‘Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio

The year was 1941.  Americans were preoccupied with World War Two going on in Europe.  Nerves were on edge and Americans needed something or someone to do something positive.  That someone turned out to be Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees. Baseball was an escape from the pressures of war and people were following both the war and the game that summer especially because of DiMaggio.

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Ilya S. Slovanok, Getty Images
Ilya S. Slovanok, Getty Images

Shoe Rationing! Could Americans Do It Again? Don’t Think So!

On this date in 1943 the United States was entrenched in World War Two in Europe and also in the Pacific. Certain materials were needed for the war effort so the American government announced a shoe rationing program for all Americans. Leather and rubber were needed by the military so steps to control the use of leather and rubber were implemented.  

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Keystone/Getty Images
Keystone/Getty Images

Quincy Native Paul Tibbets Helped End WWII 68 Years Ago Today

It was August 6, 1945 and the United States was involved with World War Two on two fronts, in Europe and also in the South Pacific.  Supplies were waning with fighting going on in two different parts of the world at the same time. So the decision was made by then President Harry Truman to utilize an atomic bomb for the first time ever.

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