- It lasted from 1929 until about 1940.
- Unemployment in the United States was 25%, which means one out of every four people lost their jobs, and which also means there was very little money to go around.
- Herbert Hoover was the United States president at the beginning.
- Franklin Roosevelt was elected president in 1932.
Dillinger was a gangster and bank robber. And yes, he shot out bullets. Lots of them. In less than one year, 1933-1934. Dillinger and his gang robbed numerous banks, and Dillinger himself killed 10 people, including a sheriff. So if Bud was shooting out apologies like Dillinger shoots out bullets, you know what Bud was doing. Dillinger was shot and killed by the FBI on July 22, 1934 in Chicago.
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UPDATE: I thought you might like to see just how far Toddy got that pencil up Bud's nose. Remember? It went in eraser end first, all the way up to the R in Ticonderoga. Yowch!