The story begins with a letter from Albert Einstein to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. The celebrated physicist warned the president that Nazi Germany was developing the makings of an atomic bomb.Roosevelt knew what would happen if Hitler got such a weapon.
Dayton’s population has been shrinking since the 1960s. Most of the area’s factory jobs are long gone. To save the city, Schultz has embraced a new idea: Help immigrants and refugees lay roots in Dayton.
In honor of Veterans Day, we have this harrowing story from a local man who served in World War II.Between 1942 to July 1945, Northbrook resident Bill Wagner was a B-17 radio operator and gunner with the "Mighty Eighth," the much lauded Eight Air Force division that suffered nearly half of all U.S.
Wars cost money--lots of it. During World War II, the U.S. government raised money by selling war bonds to the public.The third bond sale was launched here on September 9, 1943. The country had already been at war nearly two years.
The apartment building at 2234 North Fremont Street has been renovated, but it's still the same building. On the morning of June 27, 1942, Herbie Haupt walked out the front door and into history.Haupt was 22 years old.