Sunday, July 22, 2012

On July 22

On this day in ...
... 1942 (70 years ago today), voluntary efforts having failed, mandatory gas rationing began in the United States, part of an effort to conserve fuel for use by the Allies in World War II. More than 3/4 of a million of the cards at right thus began to be used throughout the country.

(Prior July 22 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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