Class of 1944

How Much things cost in 1944
Average Cost of new house $3,450.00
Average wages per year $2,400.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents
Average Cost for house rent $50.00 per month
Loaf of Bread 10 cents
Old Spice Shaving Soap $1.00

What Events Happened In 1944

In Britain the Education Act lifts the ban on women teachers marrying.
Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the only U.S. president to be elected to a fourth term.
The Government gives back railroads to companies after labor disputes are settled
The GI Bill of Rights is passed
A 5.9 earthquake hits Central New York
Meat Rationing Ended in USA
The CIA is Formed