The Day it Rained Mud

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A lot of noteworthy things happened in 1937.  Howard Hughes flew cross-country from Los Angeles to New York City in a record-setting seven hours and forty-seven minutes.  the German airship, Hindenburg, bust into flames and was destroyed.  San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge was opened to traffic.  Amelia Earhart disappeared after takeoff from New Guinea on her quest to become the first woman to fly around the world.  That’s quite an array of noteworthy, sometimes pivotal events.

There were some less majestic events that year.  A new meat product called Spam was introduced.  Ernest Hemmingway’s novel, To Have and Have Not, was first published.  Walt Disney’s animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, premiered.

Some people with recognizable names were born in 1937.  They included Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, Tom Smothers, Waylon Jennings, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, and Saddam Hussein.  It was quite a year for births.

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