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Could You Manage On Less Than One Cup of Coffee A Day?

 

Most people can’t get their day started without a good cup of coffee in the morning. Some people depend on coffee throughout the day. But can you imagine having to go without it? Or at the very least having to cut way down on the amount you drink?

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World War Two ration stamps (Dena v.d. Wal@Flickr)
World War Two ration stamps (Dena v.d. Wal@Flickr)
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Could You Handle Less Than A Cup Of Coffee A Day? – Dale’s Daily Data

Most people can’t get their day started without a good cup of coffee in the morning. Some people depend on coffee throughout the day. But can you imagine having to go without it? Or at the very least having to cut way down on the amount you drink?
That’s the way it was during World War Two. About one third of the common things Americans eat and drink were rationed at some point during the war. Meat, sugar, butter, milk, processed foods, vegetables. Sugar continued to be rationed for two years after the end of the war. A popular slogan during the war was “Do With Less So They’ll Have Enough.”

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In 1942 a Japanese submarine surfaced off the coast of Oregon and launched an attack on the U-S mainland (Getty Images)
In 1942 a Japanese submarine surfaced off the coast of Oregon and launched an attack on the U-S mainland (Getty Images)
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Japan Bombs Oregon – Dale’s Daily Data

We know December 7th, 1941 was the date thebJapanese bombed Pearl Harbor, but it was on this date 10 months later that the Japanese did something for the first and only time during World War Two.  They
were able to launch a successful bombing run of the U-S mainland

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The cast of the TV show M.A.S.H. in an original design Jeep (Getty Images)
The cast of the TV show M.A.S.H. in an original design Jeep (Getty Images)
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Army Jeep Designed In Less Than Two Months – Dale’s Daily Data

Parade magazine called it "...the Army's most intriguing new gadget...calling it a small truck that can do practically everything." The Army had been searching for a fast, lightweight all-terrain vehicle since World War One, but with World War Two raging in Europe and North Africa, a challenge was put out to auto companies to come up with a model fit to army specs.

In just 49 days, Willy's Overland Truck Company was the first to answer the Army's call. It was 730 pounds overweight, but the Army said it was good enough.

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Dale’s Daily Data: U-Haul

It was the summer of 1945, World War Two was over and Sam Shoen had been discharged from the Navy.  He and his wife Anna wanted to move their things from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon. They tried to rent a utility trailer but they couldn’t find anybody willing to make a one-way rental.  So they had to take only what they could fit in their 1937 Ford and headed north. 

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Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
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Dale’s Daily Data: Pearl Harbor Day

  • December 7th, 1941 – President Franklin Roosevelt called it a date that will live in infamy.  It’s the day the Japanese attacked the U-S Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor.  The following day the U-S and Great Britain declared war on Japan.

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