Friday, March 13, 2015

Girard High School, Class of 1944

Girard High School
Class of 1944
1942 Yearbook

Girard High School
Class of 1944
1941 Yearbook



World Events 

  • Allies invade Normandy on D-Day (June 6). Background: Normandy campaign
  • Dumbarton Oaks Conference—U.S., British Commonwealth, and U.S.S.R. propose establishment of United Nations.
  • Battle of the Bulge begins as Germans penetrate Allied front in Belgium (Dec. 16 to Jan. 1945).
  • Anne Frank and her family are betrayed and sent to concentration camps. She will die in 1945.

  • FDR is reelected, beating Republican challenger Thomas Dewey.
  • GI Bill of Rights is passed, providing benefits for armed-service veterans.
  • World SeriesSt. Louis Cardinals d. St. Louis Browns (4-2)


    • Stanley Cup
    Montreal d. Chicago (4-0)
    • Wimbledon
    Women: Not held (World War II)
    Men: Not held (World War II)
    • Kentucky Derby Champion
    • NCAA Basketball Championship
    Utah d. Dartmouth (42-40 OT)
    • NCAA Football Champions
    Army (9-0-0)

    Entertainment Awards

    Pulitzer Prizes
    • Fiction: Journey in the Dark, Martin Flavin
    • Music: Symphony No. 4 (Op. 34), Howard Hanson

    • Academy Award, Best Picture: Casablanca (Warner Bros.)
    • Nobel Prize for Literature: Johannes V. Jensen (Denmark)
    • Miss America: Venus Ramey (DC 


  • Scientists at Harvard University construct the first automatic, general-purpose digital computer.
  • DNA is isolated by Oswald Avery.
  • The Germans develop the V-2, the first true missile.


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