February 7, 1943

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1943, the US government announced that shoe rationing would go into effect on February 9, 1943. Each man, woman, and child was limited to the purchase of three pairs leather shoes a year, and no exemptions were made for growing feet or fashion. So what happened because of this? A lucrative black market appeared and flourished for the two and a half years the rationing was in effect.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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