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Sentimental Journey

“Sentimental Journey” was originally written by Arthur Green with music by Les Brown and Ben Homer.  Doris Day recorded the song in 1945 and it made #1 on the charts

This song became the unofficial homecoming song for the veterans returning from WWII.  This is because “Sentimental Journey”’s release date corresponded to the end of WWII in the European theatre.  

That year in America:

Frank Sinatra so stared with Gene Kelly in Anchors Away

Jackie Robinson plays for Kansas City Monarchs in Negro Leagues

Louis Armstrong forms the All Stars

George Herbert Walker Bush Marries Barbara Pierce

Franklin Roosevelt's fourth inauguration.  The President died later the same year.

Harry Truman becomes President

17th Academy Awards broadcasted nationally on the ABC Radio network for the first time.

Jackie Robinson tries out for Boston Red Sox

"Animal Farm" is published

Elvis Presley's first public performance

"Spellbound", a Hitchcock film, is released

Time Magazine publishes story titled 'Foo-Fighter' describing multiple alleged UFO sightings by WWII pilots.

That year in the world:

Yalta Conference

Battle of Okinawa

United Nations is established and replaces The League of Nations

Germany surrenders

Potsdam Conference

U.S. drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Japan surrenders and WWII ends

Nuremberg trials

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp Liberated by the 322nd Rifle Division of the Red Army

Anne Frank Dies of Typhus, Along with Her Sister, at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

Benito Mussolini is Executed by Italian Partisans

Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

Lauren Morrow, MT-BC

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