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Cultural Landmarks Tied to Population Marks

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Cultural Landmarks Tied to Population Marks

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Cultural Landmarks Tied to Population Marks

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A quick pop-culture survey of what was going on when the U.S. population hit 100 million in 1915, and 200 million in 1967: What were people reading? What were they listening to? What were they naming their babies? And what constituted a musical hit in those years? It's far different from today's No. 1 single in the United States.