This Day In History: 1940-01-29
R. V. Ackerman of the Motor Vehicle Agency announced that the new license plates would go on sale on February 1st. The would become valid on March 15th and be required on April 1st. The plates were black with green letters and continued the pattern of three letters and two numerals, or three numerals and two letters which had been in use during 1939. He urged motorists not to wait until the last minute to get their plates. “We don’t have to save money for Christmas shopping”, he stated.
(On February first when the plates went on sale forty sets of plates were sold.)