They focused on the realism of the time period
Students numbering 12,640,000 are enrolled in the Federal Lunch Program at a cost of around 12 million dollars.
On January 15, the Senate approves Frank Murphy's appointment to the Supreme Court.
The US Supreme Court rules in the case of Korematsu vs. the US, the wartime interment of japanese Americans on the west coast was valid during a time of war
Executive Order 9981 ending segregation in the US military and signed into effect by Harry S. Truman
the radio show Superman begins, providing the source for such lines as "Up, up, and away!" and "This looks like a job for Superman!"
In spring, the first issue of Batman is published.
The war and soldiers coming home received widespread media attention from 1941-1946
O.H. Robertson, a Canadian medical officer during World War I, discovered that a solution of citrate glucose could preserve blood for as long as twenty-one days.
the medical faculty at Stockholm University announces it will not award the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1940 because of the ongoing war
American physicians Minot and Murphy isolate antianemic factor, vitamin B-12
the Institute for Propaganda Analysis estimates there are 450,000 Christian pacifists in the United States.
On January 12, the University of Chicago announces the elimination of its football program, saying the sport is a handicap to education
Jackie Robinson breaks MLB's barrier against colored player when he debuts at first base for Branch Rickey's Brooklyn Dodgers