1940 The county's non-citizens follow federal law and submit information and fingerprints at local post offices.
1901 George Landers and his Centerville 51st Regimental Band, personally selected by Gov. Albert Cummins over all other Iowa bands, travel with him by train to dedicate memorials to Iowa's Civil War dead on Southern battlefields. The previous year, the markers where the Iowa troops had fought had been placed by Centerville's Colonel Cornelius Stanton and Colonel E.C. Haynes.
1940 Nightly, Appanoose County people hear Edward R. Murrow's live broadcasts from London over CBS radio. They hear the sirens of warning, the footsteps of Londoners walking to their air-raid shelters, the falling of the Nazi bombs, the police whistles and the bells of the ambulances.
1940 On newsreels at the Majestic and the Ritz, they see the effect, the graphic pictures of the victims, the young pilots racing to their Spitfires and Hurricanes rising to intercept the Dornier bombers and their escorts of Messerschmitts.