The problem is that that’s also the “fastest” route to the eclipse zone for 74.4 million other people along the Eastern Corridor.
And suddenly the watching thousands realized the wonder of the universe and the weakness of little men.” Observers south of 96th Street saw a brilliant burst of sunlight emanating from behind the moon’s light-ringed edge — giving birth to the term “the diamond ring effect.” Even Mayor John F.
The weeks leading up to that event were filled with excitement, speculation and anxiety.
Worried that the sudden darkness would spark a rise in holdups, the city’s lighting officials decided to turn on the streetlights north of 72nd Street. On the morning of the eclipse, the normal commute reversed: The million people who normally came down from uptown and the Bronx stayed put.
In October 1947, 10 members of the Hollywood film industry publicly denounced the tactics employed by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), an investigative committee of the U. House of Representatives, during its probe of alleged communist influence in the American motion picture business.
These prominent screenwriters and directors, who became known as the Hollywood Ten, received jail sentences and were banned from working for the major Hollywood studios.