Children suffering from polio are placed into iron lungs, which apply external air pressure and vacuum to allow their own lungs to work, 1937
Playing golf high up on the Empire State Building in New York City during its 1932 construction.
U.S. Inflation Rate, $5 in 1877 to 2017According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.24% per year. Prices in 2017 are 2134.2% higher than prices in 1877. In other words, $5 in 1877 is equivalent in purchasing power to $111.71 in 2017, a difference of $106.71 over 140 years.
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