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The Volkswagen Beetle, also known as the Volkswagen Type 1, was an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003

Steam locomotive "Mallard" sets the world speed record for steam by reaching 126 mph

In 1938:

1938 War of the Worlds

Orson Welles's radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds is broadcast, causing panic in parts of the US

Inventions in 1938

32nd President: Franklin D. Roosevelt March 4th 1933 - April 12th 1945
Democrat

1938 Talbot-Lago T-150

Photo: Jagvar

The average house cost $7,072
Equivalent today: $109,821

The average car cost $590
Equivalent today: $9,162

The average wage was $1,243
Equivalent today: $19,302

1938 Ballpoint Pen

$9.95

Primer bolígrafo marca "birome", made in Argentina