What Happened in 1933

Significant Events

  • Jan 28 The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali and gradually accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia
  • Jan 30 President Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor of Germany who forms a government with Franz von Papen
  • Mar 4 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
  • Mar 9 US Congress is called into special session by FDR, beginning its "100 days"
  • Mar 20 Dachau, 1st Nazi concentration camp, completed
  • Mar 23 Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers
  • Jul 14 NSDAP (Nazis) becomes only political party in Germany
  • Aug 7 The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
  • Sep 12 Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives idea of a nuclear chain reaction
  • Oct 14 Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations
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