1939 New York World’s Fair
On April 30, 1939, the New York World’s Fair opened at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.
In 1935, a group of New York businessmen began planning an international exposition to lift the morale and sagging economy of the city, country and world during the Great Depression. The office for the World’s Fair Corporation was in the Empire State Building. Over the next four years, the fair and exhibits were planned, organized and built. It grew to be the largest international event since World War I.