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This Day in History: 1942-12-01

Nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect in the U.S.; the goal was not so much to save on gas but to conserve rubber (as in tires) that was desperately needed for the war effort.  The Beveridge Report (authored by Sir William Beveridge) and officially entitled “Social Insurance and Allied Services” is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state.


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