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The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC

Development of the Colossus computer by British to break German encryption

Oklahoma! opens on Broadway

In 1943:

1943 The Pentagon

The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia

Inventions in 1943

32nd President: Franklin D. Roosevelt March 4th 1933 - April 12th 1945

Photo: US Government

The average house cost $7,608
Equivalent today: $96,223

The average car cost $900
Equivalent today: $11,383

The average wage was $1,733
Equivalent today: $21,918

1943 Memphis Belle

The Memphis Belle becomes the first airplane in the 8th Air Force to complete a 25-mission tour of duty

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