The WHPK DJ Arkansas Red is one of many quirky characters in a possible future Wes Anderson film.
Disneyland opened in 1955. Although it is not the oldest theme park, its position within a media empire helped create the power of its myth.
In 1920, the United States ratified The 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. A growing number of women also attend college and join literary societies, where intellectual clashes could be intense.
The first radio soap opera was probably Painted Dreams, which began on WGN radio in 1930. The daytime soap reached its peak in 1981, when millions tuned in to watch the wedding of Luke and Laura on General Hospital.
The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 brought widespread destruction and many deaths, but some who survived found it thrilling.