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January 3, 2010 | 12:00 pm

Jan. 3, 1940, Hedda Hopper 

Jan. 3, 1941: Hedda Hopper quotes predictions for the year from her “old friend Dareos.” Sample: “America will make terrific strides in all kinds of war machinery, especially radio-controlled airplanes and the death ray. And around the middle of June, Florida should look for a magnetic storm, with great loss of life.”